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Kanali Restaurant

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Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A good fish restaurant

I went for a walk over the causeway and discovered this by chance. We went that night and enjoyed our meal. It's a little walk away - maybe 10-15 mins. The restaurant was in a lovely location with the sea lapping beside us. The staff were very attentive and the restaurant was pretty full. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Brighouse
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The first 3 visits we made to Kanali about 3 and 4 years ago we had a lovely meal and felt really welcome and relaxed. Now it has changed to a fish restaurant and stipulate they only sell fish dishes it seems as though its just looking for up market custom. The meal we had was nice enough but a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went for a walk over the causeway and discovered this by chance. We went that night and enjoyed our meal. It's a little walk away - maybe 10-15 mins. The restaurant was in a lovely location with the sea lapping beside us. The staff were very attentive and the restaurant was pretty full. The dishes are all fish -... More 

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Menai bridge
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is the second year that we have been back to Kanali, and it is still excellent for lunch. We have intended to try it out in the evening, but its always fully booked, which undoubtedly speaks for itself. The staff are as attentive as ever, the location is wonderfully relaxing, and the best bit is watching the boats trying... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had a meal here a few times , excellent fresh fish , everything we eat was awesome , the food is not cheap but you only get quality at expensive restaurants . This restaurant is a fantastic location , decoration is nice and the service was very good. I will be back next year for some more stunning fish and... More 

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Kanali is beautifully situated resturant by the narrow canal between the bay of Elounda and the sea. It is a bright, well presented restaurant where the service is good and the atmosphere is warm and tranquil, even though it is only 1 kilometer from the busy town of Elounda. We were a party of 8, but the staff coped very... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Lovely views and being a bit further away from the rest of the waterfront makes it a more peaceful setting. The food is good though a bit more pricey than some places. They have a few dishes cooked at the table to add a bit excitement with flaming salt crusts. The fish platter was good with generous portions.

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35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Being brought up on the coast makes me realise fish tastes its best when eaten there. I heard that the Kanali restaurant specialised in fish dishes. This is a place that bay easily be missed. Tucked away close to the old mosaics, I initially thought the place was closed, as it seemed such an unassuming layout. There was no one... More 

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Burton on Trent
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62 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This wonderful restaurant is located at the end of the salt flat road, just past the three windmills on the right as you head towards the little church on the headland of Kolykithia. It will take about ten minutes to walk from the main road junction by the Hargospatio restaurant, but there is ample parking if you are driving. The... More 

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North East England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visited this restaurant on 3 occasions during our recent stay in Elounda, once for lunch and twice for Dinner and all were fabulous. It is situated at the end of the causeway from Elounda to Kolokathi so is a nice stroll each way. It looks so romantic and authentic set on it's own almost in the ocean. The choice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is on the causeway with excellent view back to elounda and the food was excellent. Recommend the feta, tomato and Creten bread starter. It was delicious...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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