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Kanali Restaurant

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Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
+302841042075
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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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
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What a gem! Great, simple seafood restaurant worth a visit in Elounda. A perfect spot for a couples evening. Me and the Mrs struggled to walk back after the generous portions of our starter and seafood platter. Friendly staff and really good value for money. Tasty, good quality seafood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
Andrew S
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Maidenhead
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Maidenhead
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

What a gem! Great, simple seafood restaurant worth a visit in Elounda. A perfect spot for a couples evening. Me and the Mrs struggled to walk back after the generous portions of our starter and seafood platter. Friendly staff and really good value for money. Tasty, good quality seafood.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

It was a recommendation from a friend. The ambience was so romantic with great views over the bay of Elounda. We enjoyed a Greek starter platter and a fish which was cooked in a salt crust that was spectacularly lit up before serving. Unfortunately no compelling dessert menu. Prices are high but it's worth the money. Definitely a restaurant that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Everyone we spoke to recommended this place, we could see it from our hotel and asked the staff what it was. We went for lunch - the meze is excellent and the portions are huge! We went back for dinner a few nights later, the fish is lovely and fresh and served however you wish - the staff offer a... More 

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Thank kellyonthebeach
Devizes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We went there on the last day of the season and there was still everything on the menu and although it was pouring with rain outside we had an enjoyable , tasty meal even if a touch pricy.

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geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

End of october and end of season. Few people and plenty of time for the staff to give you an attentive service. The choice of fresh fish was correct. Just remember that in the large tourist area you seldom eat " the catch of the day" but farmed fish. It was not the case at Kanali's. We started with a... More 

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Thank spitfirex
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Stunning food. Ultimately relaxing. Amazing lunch. Great seafood. Epic fish. Whole grouda for four. Cockles. Venus shells. Mussels. Pasta and prawns for the kids. The staff welcomed us and made it great from the start. Simply joyous afternoon lunch

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Thank JBthenorth
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A wonderful meal in a beautiful situation .The fish was wonderful and service excellent. It's lovely to walk to across the causeway or walk around the island behind if you go in daylight.

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Thank Janice M
England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had a lovely romantic meal at the Kanali sat right at the waters edge. The staff were all professional and friendly. The food was amazing and my other half really enjoyed his experience at this restaurant over all the others we had attended.. The price tag wasn't quite as bad as we were expecting either.

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Thank LFCfan
Cambridge
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A relatively remote location bordering the sea outside Elounda.( short Taxi journey) The fish is excellent, particularly the sea bass baked in salt.Good wine list and reasonably priced. Be prepared for cool breezes out of the main season as there is minimal shelter.

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Thank TonyRoberts
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My favourite fish restaurant of all time. Walk across the causeway and enjoy the views while working up an appetite. Wonderful fresh fish, simply cooked - we had red mullet both times and it was exquisite. Great service and quite simply a delightful place to eat. We shall be back again next year.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +302841042075

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children

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