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Ferryman Taverna

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Akti, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+ 30 28410 41230
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 33
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing

Thoroughly enjoyed the two meals we had at this restaurant. Service and food were really good. We had an awful time at Elounda resort but this restaurant made up for lack of atmosphere in Elounda.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
ERIC S
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GLENGORMLEY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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GLENGORMLEY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the two meals we had at this restaurant. Service and food were really good. We had an awful time at Elounda resort but this restaurant made up for lack of atmosphere in Elounda.

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Menai bridge
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We appreciate that The Ferryman is a well established restaurant which is competing with the best, and we have eaten here on a previous trip....however, we cannot seem to get a feel for this place. The food we had was pretty good, and at times excellent, but we feel the service lets the show down, in that it does not... More 

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a very busy restaurant and you definitely need to book in advance. Very good food, authentic cuisine. The starters are amazing and portion sizes are very good. The Meatballs are excellent and haloumi. Nice location around the harbour, reasonably priced and well presented.

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Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

During our last visit to Elounda we did not pass-by Ferryman tavern. First we had a lunch there and just before our leaving Elounda we decided to have a good dinner. I should say we enjoyed both our visits.. Dakos, village salad, kleftiko and, of course, seafood and fish - everything was delicious. Akis and his team are real artists.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I never normally write reviews , however this was the best food we had in Elounda . We stumbled across the restaurant and thank goodness we did! Gorgeous starters especially the tomato balls , and the most wonderful sea bass. My husband is a vegetarian and said the chick pea dish was the most delicious dish of chickpeas he had... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A table may need booking before you arrive at this restaurant, but it will be worth it. You will get reasonably priced, good food and it will be well presented. I would recommend this for service and food.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This restaurant was in a lovely location over looking the sea and the food which was served to us was very fresh. The atmosphere was great and it was very busy I would advise to get there around 7 to get a table or you may be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice in one week. The food was fabulous, the house wine the best we had all week, and we were provided with free dips, dessert and glass of wine. Owners were very nice without being over friendly. Would be the first restaurant I would return to if back in Elounda.

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Mexbro'
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fabulous food , wonderful location. Typical greek hospitality. Best part of our holiday in Elounda and will return on our next holiday

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ferryman serves heart warmingly delicious food. The restaurant is run by a charming family complete with rough around the edges but golden-hearted Akis and the charmingly beautiful Parisian wife. If you're lucky the kids will be there too for a little bit. The Place: Along the waters in Elounda, with the other restaurants in the area. Restaurant def feels nicer... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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