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The Front, Elounda, Crete, Greece
Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food and host

We ate at 'poulis' most days , the food is wonderful and cheap. Arris was the perfect host. Informative about the menu and chatty. Both he and the others serving were friendly and professional and it was apparent they enjoyed their work. We highly recommend visiting poulis when on your trip to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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sheffield
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sheffield
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We ate at 'poulis' most days , the food is wonderful and cheap. Arris was the perfect host. Informative about the menu and chatty. Both he and the others serving were friendly and professional and it was apparent they enjoyed their work. We highly recommend visiting poulis when on your trip to elounda. We will be back

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The location was lovely, by the waterfront. Service from Haris and other staffs was excellent. Food was lovely and fresh, especially the Calamari for starter was so fresh. Main courses were good as well. Good portion size. A very good meal.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Having been to Elounda a couple of years before, and having eaten in Poulis on three occasions, we knew exactly where we wanted to have our wedding meal, having got married overlooking Spinalonga at Domes of Elounda. We spoke with the owner Haris and explained that we wanted our guests to have a real Greek experience throughout the menu. He... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The kleftico was microwaved and was still cold when served... they took it away to nuke it a bit more. Irritating because I asked the waiter before I ordered if it was cooked traditionally in a clay oven, so he obviously lied. Stay away if you don't want food cooked in a microwave.

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Southampton, U.K.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This seafront taverna offers good quality standard fare for the area. The choice of meals is wide and those sampled all came up trumps. The patron is friendly and the service is good. Prices are competive with all the nearby tavernas so it must be atmosphere and service which gives this one my choice.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Good location on the waterfront. Very friendly service with advice on available dishes. Started with stuffed peppers and tomatoes, and fried courgette strips (delicious), then I had a Greek Selection which consisted of a small portion of the various dishes on offer, while my wife had Poulis chicken. All with local red wine and finished with fresh fruit and raki... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had fabulous starters in this very attractive location. The staff were friendly and the sea fish aquarium was fun! Our main courses were okay but not as good as the starters which were fabulous.

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Monmouth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Having a meal at Poulis is a regular high spot of our holidays in Elounda. This year friends were visiting Elounda for the first time and were keen to see what we rave on about. They weren't disappointed. Service from Haris and staff was excellent as ever and the location can hardly be bettered in Elounda or elsewhere. As ever... More 

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Yorkshire, UK
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The floating restaurant is perfectly located giving great views of the beautiful bay. Because of this, Poulis attracts a good number of tourists without having to try very hard and here-in lies the problem - they don't try hard enough! Our food was very ordinary but, worse than that, the Cretan (red) wine was terrible. Our waiter wasn't unfriendly but... More 

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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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116 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visited here having been recommended by the waiter at a restaurant in Plaka owned by the same person. We were not disappointed. We did not book and therefore there were no tables available on the part of the restaurant built into the sea but we were given a seaside table on the quayside. Friendly staff, good food and not over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Front, Elounda, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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