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Ferryman Taverna

Akti, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+ 30 28410 41230
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Ranked #12 of 90 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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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great restaurant with beautiful setting and views. The owner/waiter tried to charge us for 2 lobsters when we only had one and then went into a strop when we wouldn't pay.

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are anywhere near Elounda, or indeed Eastern Crete, this family-run place is a must. The food was simply divine! Service was great and the owner is a real character! The setting is perfect, just out of the main village and right by the water. We showed up one evening on spec and we did not have a reservation.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a don't miss. We even returned the next night because the food and setting was fantastic. Most tables are very close to the water. Mussels in ouzo was incredible. The octopus was so fresh they had it hanging in a nearby tree before they cook it. Don't go here if you are in a hurry- every time was... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We wanted to try the Lotus Eaters next door, but because we did not have a reservation they would not accommodate us, even though we said we would wait as long as need be. It was lucky though because we ended up at Ferryman next door and although they were packed, they went out of their way to make sure... More

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Dorset, uk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I had read reviews on trip advisor prior to visiting so was keen to eat at the ferryman. It was very busy and we had to book a day in advance, and even then they couldn't guarantee us a table near the waterfront (which was one of the main appeals). The food was really nice, slightly on the pricier side... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We waited too long for the service to clean our table. After waiting for another fifteen minutes the manager came and rudely asked us if we wanted to eat. Instead of just telling us that the kitchen was closed he starting "defending" himself very impolite again that he could not serve us and the staff needed some rest. There are... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great stop after a morning visiting the island of Spingalonga. Much needed drink. Didnt stop for food...i stead chosing to opt for smaller pkace further along the watetside:Keflatoni....great service...delicious food...fun location.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Years ago I visited and it was not bad, nod good and definitely overhyped and overpriced for what it offers! Visited thid past July with friends because their hotel seriosuly recommended this restaurant. I was in front of the conversation and kept on asking the consierge to recommend somehting exceptional in the area, reagrdless of price or location; they absolutely,... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Booked table the night before, very popular loads turned away as we sat. Table right next to sea. Grilled octopus starter delicious. Staff entertaining to watch as the head waiter interacted with those he approved of & those he did not, family of Americans who requested no oil or seasoning on their food...he had no further input to their meal... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We to where recommended to try this restaurant and I have to say don't believe the hype! Plus side lovely setting if you get a table near the water. Down side, very restricted menu and very overpriced they charge a lot for traditional greek food,

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