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Beach Front, Maleme, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 57
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 2
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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
    5 of 5 stars
Quiet Beach Front Restaurant

This restaurant was recommended by Hotel.gr as one of the better sea food tavernas out side Chania Crete. Since we were staying in Agia Marina, just 5 kms away we decided it was worth the short car ride to this taverna. Maleme is so different than both Agia Marina and Platanias. The two former... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Dimitrius S
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by Hotel.gr as one of the better sea food tavernas out side Chania Crete. Since we were staying in Agia Marina, just 5 kms away we decided it was worth the short car ride to this taverna. Maleme is so different than both Agia Marina and Platanias. The two former vilages (if you can call them... More 

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Milton Keynes, UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Enjoyed 2 lunches at the Wave on a recent holiday in Maleme. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant for its excellent and friendly service, generosity of spirit, great menu and tasty food, and lovely beach front location with complimentary sunbeds.What more could you want when on holiday in Crete?

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Derby, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The road from Chania to Malame passes through the crowded, noisy resorts of Stalos and Platanias. Maleme is very different. An air of peace pervades the village and The Wave reflects this. Service is prompt and friendly and the dishes are wonderful. The free Yoghurt and ginger dessert offered on the house with the free Raki is an added bonus.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very good food. Friendly and goodlooking personel. Many dishes for free: a bottle of wine, two deserts and the raki ofcourse.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice beach view and intressting meny. Very personal service. If you are near you have to visit this place. Totally worth it.

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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I always like to have a nice dinner or coffee brake before sunset with my wife and my daughter in summer time!

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Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

excellent food and amazing seaview. The staff there is really nice and they even have a scandinavien waitress.

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We're visited this restaurant many times and we're been both happy and disappointed with the food. Service is always good and the location is really lovely. The food is usually good, but huge disappointments have occured. Even with simple things like childrens hamburgers. If you dislike cats, this may not be your place. Stray cats usually wonder around the tables... More 

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essex
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

we eat here a few times and the food was lovely, plenty of places to sit indoors or out, the staff are very friendly and always took time to say goodbye even when very busy.

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cheltenham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lovely position on beach and could have used sun beds if required for free. Food basic, no water or bread provided. Not aware of gluten free.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Beach Front, Maleme, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Maleme

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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