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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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
The place I chose to propose

Where do I start.. seated out on the terrace on a table for two, half facing each other whilst looking straight across the bay to Spinalonga. Daniel did not stop all night, and I can safely say I had barely finished my beverage before he appeared and filled it up.. For the night I had planned this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Toby L
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Alltwalis, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Alltwalis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Where do I start.. seated out on the terrace on a table for two, half facing each other whilst looking straight across the bay to Spinalonga. Daniel did not stop all night, and I can safely say I had barely finished my beverage before he appeared and filled it up.. For the night I had planned this attention to detail... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant with a sea front location. It's a small restaurant so if you want to go then definitely go in and book it for the night you would like to go. So worth it! Lovely views, amazing food and great service! Only restaurant in Elounda that we ordered deserts and they were amazing

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A small family restaurant by the sea with great views across the bay. Food is excellent and Daniel and his wife work really hard to ensure that everyone is well looked after - with great success. Place is pretty much full every night during the season so it is best to book a few days in advance. My wife and... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very good range of food, attentive service, good value for money and all in a beautiful and quiet setting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Food superb,service excellent and very good value. Daniel spent time running through the menu and where he sourced the ingredients. They really take pride in their food. But be warned its very busy so book before you arrive. We were lucky and only had to wait a few days but when we ate there they were booking 5 days in... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great food and service - if you enjoy food and silver service at half the price go here. You will even have a cat visit you for a snack...

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Liverpool UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

To start with the restaurant is tiny which is great as its very accommodating and relaxing and there's no rush to get you out. This being said make sure you book to get a table a few night in advance as it does fill up quick. We ate here on our second to last night in Elounda and loved our... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lovely food with a real cross section of styles- curry, seafood, Greek and traditional steaks. All beautifully cooked and well seasoned. Daniel the owner/ maitre d' is impeccable in his attention to detail and very amiable. Great quiet location with amazing views of the bay and Spinalonga (illuminated at the weekend due to visiting Arab prince apparently!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When on holiday a couple of months ago my boyfriend and I saw this restaurant from a distance and decided to give it a try. I must say it was amazing, the romantic candle lit setting by the sea was gorgeous and the owner definitely pulled out all the stops to make sure you felt special. The starters or octopus... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Left the children with a babysitter and spent a wonderful 4 hours with friends eating delicious Cretan food. A must visit if you go to Elounda but you do have to book in advance in peak times. Try the lamb and Sea bass for a taste sensation!

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Address: Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Phone Number: 28410 41538
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
Average Prices: USD 26 - 74
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek

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

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