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Ferryman Taverna

Akti, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+ 30 28410 41230
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Ranked #5 of 89 restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
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English first
Holybourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fabulous meal....home made bread and the best taramasalata I have ever tasted. Plus the halloumi baked with fig jam was amazing. Lovely service and try and book a table on the water's edge. Just lovely.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Ferryman Taverna couldn't have been more hospitable and the food more delicious. The setting on the blue water of the Aegean relieves stress. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. The proprietor, Akis, and the stellar chef, Yiannis, graciously greeted our party and served a bouquet of the following tastes: silky smoked eggplant spread with crunchy Cretan bread; fried... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food - everybody loved their dishes. Pretty busy so book!!! Would definitely recommend. Kids version of everything on the menu available which makes a great change from the standard kids fare!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

good service, nice setting very expensive for what it is starters were lovely mains could of done with abit more work still best place for mussels tho, wine very expensive get it by the glass. These prices are way above an average English restaurant

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Athens, Greece
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

First, the location with tables at the water is great. Second, the service is personal (handshake and friendly welcoming) and very professional, feeling being cared about. Third, we had a huge variety of mezze and dishes done to perfection. Melinzanosalata or the horta- and cheesepies were maybe the best we ever had. Other dishes were good combinations of traditional dishes,... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We ate twice at the Ferryman in the last few days. The food each time was excellent, and the owner / his wife could not have been more charming or welcoming - really first class service. Free after dinner drinks both nights, free desert on the second visit as well, we hadn't ordered it and were pretty full, but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The best food , ambience and service we have experienced for a while. If you appreciate anything about food you will love it. Will be returning just to experience this place again .

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Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Quite simply, this was the best meal we had during our 2 week stay in Crete and one of our most memorable meals. The setting is stunning, right beside the water. We could also view the open kitchen which was fascinating to watch. Every dish had its own unique take that made it stand out from your typical Cretan menu.... More

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Temse, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Another firm recommendation by locals, and worth it. This place was named after the famous novel and film carrying the same name, but this is anything other than a tourist trap. They succeed in preparing extremely fresh ingrdeients with a tasteful finish without compromising the essence of the product. Along with the beautiful view on the harbour and coastline this... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant caught our attention as it featured high within Trip Advisor. Yes the Food was very good, but the service my oh my, was it slow and very poor. We also suffered a missed main, which menat by the time it had arrived, the rest of our arty had finished. We were not alone in complaing the Manger explained... More

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