We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vachus Taverna

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+30 2841 041380
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Vachus Taverna and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Description: Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and sotiris...
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!!!!!!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 212 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food, wonderful people!

Fantastic food, wonderful service, free bread, melon, saki and ice cream. It's a wonder they make any money. We all had traditional Cretan food which was delicious. Mine was made specially due to me being caeliac. Again, no bother was made about this and it was done so well without them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dawn H
,
Manchester, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food, wonderful service, free bread, melon, saki and ice cream. It's a wonder they make any money. We all had traditional Cretan food which was delicious. Mine was made specially due to me being caeliac. Again, no bother was made about this and it was done so well without them contaminating anything that touched my plate. Great value for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dawn H
Burnley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Really liked this place. Served authentic Greek scrummy food. We ate here several times during our stay - just wish it was just down my street at home!!! Really worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Christine W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Superb in every way .We always visit when in Elounda .Good atmosphere with pleasant and attentive staff.

Helpful?
Thank Anne W
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Unfortunately we discovered this place on our last night. What a gem. Lovely & friendly people & superbly cooked food. Nice Greek music & traditional menu. This place is down by the harbour & must not be missed!! A very pleasant evening & very reasonable.

Helpful?
Thank Babyblue1995
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Very friendly staff and great food. Chosen dishes explained about content and preparation, which was so nice. The salmon fillet was the best outside the UK! Highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Antoinette B
essex
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

In an area full of fantastic restaurants you have to offer something very special to stand out, which is exactly what Vachus deliver. We returned to this restaurant 26 years after our first visit, were my husband had proposed to me. We were delighted it was still run by the same people, the wonderful Dimitri , who has now been... More 

Helpful?
Thank hstuartarto
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We have just enjoyed another wonderful trip to Elounda with our party of seven. Once again we spent every evening of our two weeks holiday enjoying the wonderful fresh food cooked and served by Dimitri, Fotis and their families. The service and hospitality are second to none - the best you will find in Greece. We have spent many happy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andyroo501
Saltash, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The food is tasty and fresh, the waiters are friendly and provide wonderful service. We tried other restaurants but always ended up back at Vachus as it better. My friends and I had five lovely meals and tried lots of dishes, often sharing a selection of appetisers.

Helpful?
1 Thank somewhereyum
Emmen
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Our favourite taverna in Elounda, we spent every evening of our two week holiday here except one when we had lunch here with friends who love it as much as we do. That the food is good goes without saying, always well prepared and tasty, we especially love the fresh fish which is filleted at your table, large portions, too... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anna P
newcastle upon tyne
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Went to this restaurant where we have been going for many years, staff are all very welcoming and nothing is a problem lovely food and great atmosphere 👏🏻👏🏻

Helpful?
Thank thegirls1

Travelers who viewed Vachus Taverna also viewed

Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture
Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture
 
Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture
 

Been to Vachus Taverna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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!!!!!!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vachus Taverna and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Wiggy
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Vachus Taverna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?