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Opposite Alykes Hotel, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
0030 28410 41888
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Keep the Sea to your left from Elounda main Square, we are about 500...
Keep the Sea to your left from Elounda main Square, we are about 500 meters down on left towards the causeway
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Our favourite in Elounda

We loved this restaurant. The servcie was a little flaky (one night we got someone else's wine and the wrong main course) but what it lacked in finesse it made up for in friendliness. The food was delicious and the portions were huge - very good value. One night when we weren't particularly hungy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
FionaDC
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We loved this restaurant. The servcie was a little flaky (one night we got someone else's wine and the wrong main course) but what it lacked in finesse it made up for in friendliness. The food was delicious and the portions were huge - very good value. One night when we weren't particularly hungy we just ordered a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Called here for lunch on our way back from a stroll. We noticed this taverna on our way to the salt flats and thought it looked a nice place to stop for lunch which indeed it was! We had a Greek salad,some stuffed zucchini flowers and some Gavros..small fish..all washed down with a bottle of Retsina..delicious and very reasonably priced... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A warm and friendly greeting awaits everyone. We went with friends and and every meal was eaten with gusto.

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We've just come back from another stay in Elounda, eating at the Melissos nearly every evening, and we can happily say that the food is exceptionally good - better than ever! The family and staff were as friendly and cheerful and lovely as ever too. The place is spotless, and the setting is beautiful. It's the perfect place to relax... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Our first night in Elounda and it was raining heavily. We dashed into Mellisos and were greeted by the friendly staff. The food was very fresh and tasty and the price was reasonable too. We decided to just have Mezze and ordered five dishes and they were huge. Although we were starving we just couldn't finish it. I loved the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ate here three times in the evening. A very extensive menu and good food. The first night I had the 'special' mixed souvlaki. It was gigantic! The skewer was the length of my forearm! It had chicken, beef, pork tenderloin and vegetables. On a second visit I had grilled pork fillet and my wife had pork with alight mustard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We are half way through a two week holiday in Elounda. We ate here on our first night and had a beautiful meal in a fantastic setting. The staff and service were second to none. Although we try to eat in as many different restaurants as possible during our stay, we have been back here twice and it is consistently... More 

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Menai bridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Similar to our previous review, this is a great choice for lunch, since it's close to the beach, and is over the sea, with wonderful views, and fish you can feed. Service is friendly and fast, with a relaxing atmosphere as long as your expectations are not too high for the food, you will be well pleased. Having said that,... More 

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Solihull
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Nice location next to the sea but I had a very stodgy Moussaka and the worst latte coffee I have ever tasted. We were the only customers apart from family and friends of the owner so we felt a bit like we shouldn't be there!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A gale force wind made a short walk from the Hiona Apartments a necessity, so we quickly dived in to the Melissos. The weather meant that the outside area, overlooking the water, was closed and the inside was quite empty and chilly because of the weather and hence lacking in atmosphere. My sea bream was OK, but warm rather than... More 

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Address: Opposite Alykes Hotel, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Phone Number: 0030 28410 41888
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Opposite Alykes Hotel, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: 0030 28410 41888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Keep the Sea to your left from Elounda main Square, we are about 500 meters down on left towards the causeway

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