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Vachus Taverna

Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
28410 41380
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Ranked #24 of 90 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ombersley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Having eaten here before I was expecting the same excellence of food, However this was not the case. The Kalamari was very rubbery and chewy so had been overcooked. The Halloumi was burnt. Not a good start to a meal. The main dish of Stifado well lets just says if you like your plate swamped in onions with 5 pieces... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A good hearty meal, make sure you haven't had a big lunch before you visit Vachus, because you will be disappointed if you cant finish your dinner. Everything was outstanding! Complementary dessert (fruit), friendly staff, great atmosphere. My only criticism, don't get the Vachus cocktail, it tastes like the smell of my grandads aftershave.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our favorite place during our 2 week stay. Simple Greek food cooked to perfection. Great service too. The Lamb is highly recommended

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visit Elounda every couple of years and Vachus is a firm favourite. We usually go for an extended lunch due to its close proximity to the beach and the welcome is always warm and friendly. The food is authentic and always first class.

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Worthing
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited Elounda and decided to try Vachus again. Very pleased to report that the food is as good as ever and Dimitris and the rest of the family look after you like one of their own! Can there really be better food or service in Elounda? We recommend the Zucchini, Halloumi, Beetroot and Big White Beans meze (with a pitta)... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great traditional Cretan food, and good value. Well worth a visit if you're looking for an affordable dinner option with nice food.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

this is really nice tavern that has been around for many years and it shows in the quality of the food with the Greek specialities exuding a quality that you wont find elsewhere

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Situated opposite the town beach in Elounda. The staff all related from 2 families are all very friendly and accommodating. We visited twice the food both times was excellent, it is really worth a good 4 1/2 rating. The same chef has been working at the restaurant since its opening bar a short period. I tried the Mousaka the second... More

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Manchester
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Don't walk by go in that's what we did and have been in every night since the food as been excellent the staff are friendly and helpful

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Derbyshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Just eat in Vachus half hour ago the meal was lovely really friendly staff nothing too much trouble best meal weve had in elounda bar none just for the waiter we are the liverpool fans

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