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Ferryman Taverna

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Akti, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+ 30 28410 41230
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic flavours

The food is delicious, we had the mussels cooked in ouzo and the calamari was also delicious. Front of house is a little hit and miss but as it serves the best food in Elounda you must forgive them. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment as every night is busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great location in the old town of Plaka in Athens. Very touristy but worth while as very Greek. Best tables are on the roof top but other locations are also good. I had read previous reports of the service and food not being so good but as a family of foodies we were more than satisfied with the service and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The food is delicious, we had the mussels cooked in ouzo and the calamari was also delicious. Front of house is a little hit and miss but as it serves the best food in Elounda you must forgive them. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment as every night is busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A must visit if you are in Elounda. I ordered the fish of the day oven baked in classic Cretan herbs.....the best fish i have ever eaten! Fantastic !!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here as a couple. When we arrived it was busy and had to wait for a table which is fine by us, a much appreciated complimentary glass of wine followed. After about a 20 minute wait we were shown to our table. Several other guests arrived after us and had their orders taken before us, we were told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here 3 times on our recent holiday to Elounda and each time the quality of the ford was excellent. I would definitely recommend and my husband said the mountain goat was outstanding

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Take the trouble to visit this lovely restaurant. Wonderful views of the bay. Food and service is excellent and very reasonably priced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Just in from dinner at the Ferryman. Agree with all other comments. Lovely menu and food. However service slow. An idea of time, Waited over 30 mins on bill. Would have considered going back next week. Not now. :-(

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Dined here 18.7.2015 - the owner/ front of house insists on doing everything himself . The service is painfully slow as the staff have to wait to be instructed by him . He confronted customers aggressively and was rude and several potential customers left as he made them wait for 20/30 minutes. It pains me to say the food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Very good food, excellent ambience, great wine, the owner is an absolute legend. All dishes explained in detail, exceptional quality, great wine & non stop entertainment from the owner. Very charismatic, charming man & his wife is pure sophisticated class. We had a wonderful evening & highly recommend The Ferryman.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The menu is superb- interesting and fresh, every course is outstanding but... The service is slow because one guy seems to insist on doing everything (yet there are plenty of staff available)- we waited 5 minutes to sit down, despite having a reservation and then we waited 25 minutes for the menu & a drink! They are famous, excellent food... More 

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Address: Akti, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Phone Number: + 30 28410 41230
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
Cuisine: Greek

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akti, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: + 30 28410 41230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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