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Lotus Eaters

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Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek
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Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
28410 41538
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best meal during our holiday!

The Lotus Eaters was recommended to us and it did not disappoint! If you can, try to reserve a table because this place is in high demand, and deservedly so! The service was impeccable, and the owners passion for quality sourced produce was evident. Hope to come back on our next trip to Crete.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
therese_mcq
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great location right on the water. It os local cuisine with a twist and some eclectic dishes to accompany those. Again, like the other restaurants in the touristic strip you have the annoying musicians and the junk peddlers joining you for dinner and again the inconsiderate smokers puffing their pollution in your face without the patron's intervention.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Lotus Eaters was recommended to us and it did not disappoint! If you can, try to reserve a table because this place is in high demand, and deservedly so! The service was impeccable, and the owners passion for quality sourced produce was evident. Hope to come back on our next trip to Crete.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We eat here with our family twice during our stay. The food was pretty good and service excellent, but you do need to book.

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cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Small intimate restaurant in a perfect location with great views overlooking Elounda Bay. Although the restaurant was full most nights the manager went out of his way to accommodate customers. Friendly, relaxed, exceptional food and wine. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant as a treat for our 3 year anniversary and we had a lovely meal. Daniel was an excellent host and upgraded our wine to pay homage to our special occasion and this was very much appreciated by the two of us. Their cat Bonjo was also a very favourable feature for me and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our last night in Elounda was spent at Lotus Eaters. We have found Tripadvisor to be very accurate with its rankings and Lotus Eaters the No. 2 restaurant for the area, is deserving of its place. Plenty of menu choice, a very friendly host and €53 for 3 courses (2 people) with wine is outstanding value. As with most of... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband, two daughters and I recently stayed in Crete as part of a 10 day holiday in Greece. We had a wonderful dinner at Lotus Eaters, which is owned by a lovely British couple. Throughout the evening, they tirelessly worked to provide excellent service to every table while still being sociable and gracious. We would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Blackburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited this restaurant twice in the week we had in Elounda. Daniel is a fantastic host who knows his stuff. The food was fresh and tasty whilst reasonably priced. This place is a must visit. Please take note there is a little specials board on the wall near the entrance to the bar which we only noticed on our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This taverna was the perfect romantic setting. However we thought the food was average considering the location. Probably wouldn't go back but still enjoyed the evening and they couldn't do enough for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have eaten at many Michelin ranked restaurants around the world, and the experience at Lotus Eaters ranks up with the best of them. The food is very reasonably priced especially for its quality - a must go, if you are in Crete.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: 28410 41538

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 74
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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