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Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+30 2841 041380
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Description: Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and...
Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and sotiris in serve.29 Years taverna.Kopiaste to serve our home made food.OPA!!!!!!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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After visiting Elounda for approximately 15 years, twice a year, and living here for nearly 2 years, I cannot believe we have missed this gem. Everyone was so friendly and attentive, the food was wonderful. To quote the hubby 'the best stifado ever' - I had the Bolognese, simple but gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Elounda, Greece
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Elounda, Greece
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

After visiting Elounda for approximately 15 years, twice a year, and living here for nearly 2 years, I cannot believe we have missed this gem. Everyone was so friendly and attentive, the food was wonderful. To quote the hubby 'the best stifado ever' - I had the Bolognese, simple but gorgeous, the best I have had. We returned back within... More 

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Orchard Lake, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Everything was delicious. Boned fish tableside, amazing Meze plates. The baked vegetables were amazing in tomato sauce with feta (talum)Wonderful and gracious family hosts.

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Huddersfield
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a lovely little restaurant situated in the main harbour area of Elounda. We visited on two occasions for lunch. The first time we each had an omelette which were lovely and light. The second time we had mixed mezzes (which we chose for two to share) - grilled Cretan sausage, courgette balls, fries, grilled squid and dakos (Cretan... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you want the perfect meal then you must try Vachus Taverna, the best food, a fabulous welcome, they take time to meet and greet you and make you feel part of their family. I can honestly say the best welcome, the best food I have tasted from all the Greek Islands I have travelled to, well done for making... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very nice staff. We ordered some snails and chips for sharing. I asked if I could have them cooked with garlic and the waiter was happy to accommodate. Good food and great staff.

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Haifa, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Having a short lunch break at Elounda, Crere, we stopped by Vachus without any prior knowledge on the place. We were warmly welcomed by the owner and served by his son, Sotirisת who was very friendly and with a good sense of humor. After a nice plate of traditional starters (among which, great stuffed vine leaves, Tzaziki, and the famous... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice ambience, great Chef, very friendly and willing to share knowledge of recipes of various dishes. Very helpful staff and owner really makes you feel special. Recommend.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a really lovely lunch at the Vachus Taverna. The service was great, really friendly and quick. The food was equally good. I had an amazing Mediterranean fish dish and wife also enjoyed her food. There are tons of restaurants to choose from in Elounda, we were recommended this one and glad we took note. It's slightly cheaper than... More 

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Emmen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We first started coming to Elounda in 1999 and come here at least once a year. We used to prefer the restaurants on the waterfront until 2002 when we first discovered Vachus taverna. We found ourselves going there more and more often and this year we had dinner there nearly every night during our two weeks stay in Elounda. Nowhere... More 

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have visited Elounda 4 times but this was the first year we went to the Vachus taverna. Fantastic Greek food and service. Will always go again whenever we are in Elounda

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and sotiris in serve.29 Years taverna.Kopiaste to serve our home made food.OPA!!!!!!

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