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Taverna Leonidas

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agiou nikalou elountas, Elounda, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Leonard's taverna

Very friendly. Family run restaurant. My grandsons aged 5&7. Love this place and the staff we had a birthday celebration one night. Lady serving us spent time showing the boys. Simple Greek spelling of their names. Boys called it dolphin as it has one outside as decor

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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southampton
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southampton
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very friendly. Family run restaurant. My grandsons aged 5&7. Love this place and the staff we had a birthday celebration one night. Lady serving us spent time showing the boys. Simple Greek spelling of their names. Boys called it dolphin as it has one outside as decor

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Often restaurants that are so 'central' and close to the harbour front in holiday resorts can be over priced and underwhelming. Not Leonidas. The prices here seem to be slightly lower than anywhere else on the harbour front but the food is wonderful; traditional and freshly cooked. The portion sizes are huge and we ordered far too much! However, what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

By far this is the best place to eat on Crete. Sea food or pasta, easy starters or grill - everything is delicious. Nice music, good house wine and attentive service. Excellent place for a romantic evening or family dinner! Thanks for the warm reception and happy memorries!

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Birchington, kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We found this lovely taverna during our last few days in Elounda. I think we kept missing it due to it being on the corner??? However, how we did was a mystery as it was always busy Anyway don't miss it, it's lovely, great service, gorgeous food and lovely house rose wine!! When we return to Elounda this will be... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This taverna has the most amazing food and very reasonably priced! The staff are very welcoming, friendly and nothing is too much trouble! We ate there on a number of occasions and it never failed to impress!

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Belper, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Eat here twice whilst in Elounda. Service is just spot on, didn't feel rushed but was served promptly and efficiently. Great sized portions and really friendly staff. Tasty food and good value. Tried the restaurants on the harbour front and nowhere near the quality overall offered here.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went here 4 times during our stay in Elounda and each time was wonderful. Such friendly staff that shake your hand when you arrive, and let you choose your own table. The portions of food are just the right amount! All the Greek specialities are on the menu including Souvlaki, Moussaka and Stiffado. Also the fish was delicious, freshly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is our third visit to elounda, and this place gets better every time. The staff are so friendly and make you feel so welcome. The food is great as a family we hav'nt had a bad meal from pasta to pizzas to gyros you wont be dissapointed, and the prices are very reasonable.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped here for some lunch while exploring the island by jeep. Lovely views across the water. The staff were lovely, welcoming and attentive. My wife had tuna salad which tasted even better than it looked. I had the special omelette which was also lovely. Overall a highly recommended place to stop and eat while watching the world go by.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went here for lunch, just walked past and thought it looked okay. Simple restaurant, basic service but nice. Greek salad, big portion, lovely! Four season pizza, very nice! both reasonably priced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: agiou nikalou elountas, Elounda, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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