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

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 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
Good service, nice food and amazing atmosphere

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Jimmy F
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here on the back of the good reviews on Tripadvisor, it was late in September so towards the end of the season but the food and service were pretty poor. I had a bruschetta as a starter which cam as a thick slice of semi stale bread, not toasted or warmed in the oven on top of this... More 

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Cromer
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great setting on the beach, comfy sun beds....lovely lunches, and the free ice cream after lunch was just fab....I'll be back next year

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Watford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Were staying in Chania but decided to go down the coast for a bit of a change, so took the bus and headed to Maleme walked along the beach and came across the Wave .Brilliant restaurant great location the food and drinks were great and very reasonable, the staff were so friendly a super place to chill which we did... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We found this on this site and were very happy we did. Justifiably number one, it saved us from some uninspired hotel-based fayre. The location on the beach is great, the service is polite and timely. You know you are in the right place with the white table cloths and friendly reception. I had a swordfish main which was easily... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The pizza was cold, and not just cool from sitting too long to get to our table. It was cold from not being heated long enough. We suspect it wasn't even freshly made. Maybe frozen pizza.

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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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