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Kanali Restaurant

Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #12 of 90 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you can, arrive by small motor boat (you can hire these locally from Water Sports Centres), so you can cooly pull up, tie up and enjoy one of the best Greek meals of your trip. We walked by this place and missed it by 100 yards on our first visit to the location (it's next to the remains of... More

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Novara, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Kanala has everything you can imagine for a typical, simple trattoria in Grrece. Located on the see in Elounda Bay Kanali has a very simple look but this is part of the pleasure you could have trying their food. Sea food, fish, fantastic wine are provided to you generously. The quality it top level. Service has the familiar approach of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The setting is the real star. Fresh seafood - no fishtanks here... the lobster is picked straight out of the shallow seawater surrounding the restaurant. On the expensive side, but worth it for a special occasion.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had a meze lunch here and the food was very good. It is principally a fish taverna and many others were eating fish meals which looked good! Friendly service and reasonably priced, maybe a bit more expensive than some other restaurants in Elounda. We were there last year (just for drinks) and it looks like it had been given... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The setting is the real star with this restaurant. To get there you have to make a short walk or drive across the causeway. The food and the service is amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

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Canterbury Uk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you like fish cooked simply and well then this is the place to go to. Very friendly staff. Not that expensive and a great location.

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Kent
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We returned to Kanali for dinner simply because it has the best location in Elounda. I could actually dangle my feet in the sea directly from the chair i was sitting on for dinner and admire Elounda lit up for the evening. The restaurant is small and booking is essential, the menu is also rather small but the food is... More

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is a good 30 minute walk from the centre of Elounda, out on the lagoon. You can arrive by boat. We all ordered seafood, with a variety of salads to share. The quality and freshness of the food was excellent and the views added to the atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

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Riverside, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner our 4 times while in Crete and Kanali is by far the best one, it is located on a small strip of land between the ocean and the Elounda Bay,you have to get a taxi there and go over a small bridge and it is the only place out there, secluded and nice! There is only outdoor... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food amazing. The owner personally took us to see the fresh fish of the day. The location is beautiful, just on the side of an ancient roman port now drawn. Stop by, you won't regret.

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