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Kreta Taverna

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Eleftheriou Venizelou 62, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
+30 2897 031866
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • 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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Had the most lovely meal here, very friendly owner who recommend we order a selection of starters to share between the four adults. All of it was amazing esp the courgette balls and stuffed vine leaves. The four kids went for main meals which again were lovely and plentiful. Can highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
angmeringpugs
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had the most lovely meal here, very friendly owner who recommend we order a selection of starters to share between the four adults. All of it was amazing esp the courgette balls and stuffed vine leaves. The four kids went for main meals which again were lovely and plentiful. Can highly recommend the chicken in sauce. Beautiful little restaurant that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We found this resraurant by chance, it is actually not so far from Malia city center as the map shows. The food is excellent, the tzadziki, wine leaves and mousaka for lunch. The friendly owner Jorgos invited us for kleftiko, lamb in the oven that was cooked for 4 hours. The mear was tender and full of flavor, and the... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Fantastic food, lovely authentic Greek restaurant where the guests were mainly Greek! The starters were delicious, the lamb and calamari made us hum, the deserts found their way down even though we were full to the brim! The owner a lovely man who came and sat with us a while, talking and enjoying a raki after dinner. Absolutely a must-do... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Not only for a holiday meal; I have been eating at the Kreta Taverna for twenty-five years and have never experienced anything but a genuine warm welcome, delicious food and friendly efficient service. Equally good for a formal dinner or a casual twosome. I would, and frequently do, recommend this restaurant to all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The best in Malia. Delicious Greek specialities, low prizes than in others taverns, pleasant staff. I'd definitely recommend this tavern, if you like Greek cuisine.

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hythe
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed in the old town of malia which is quiet and peaceful(If you are 18 and enjoy partying into the night this is not for you) ,.This restaurant was recommended to us by our friends at Melissa Apartments as authentic cretan cuisine and as one of the few places open at lunch time we couldn't wait to try it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Kreta Taverna by chance on day one of our holiday. We were treated like family for the whole of our visit, was a fantastic way to be welcomed into Crete. We liked it so much that we could not wait to return to the fantastic hospitality from George, the manager. So we felt it only fitting to... More 

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Farnworth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the advice of the owner of our apartments in Stalis and what good advice it turned out to be!We were a party of six and were seated in the small garden area (which is part of the main room) and then served what I can only describe as a feast!The standard of the food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful lamb, great atmosphere, and the owner will do anything he can to make you feel welcome. Best start to a holiday!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were taken by a Greek friend and we weren't in the slightest disappointed. Great food, great company and an owner with a sense of humour. But back to the food. Traditionally Greek and I couldn't fault it. It was a lovely night. Thank you (The Dukes of Hazzard)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eleftheriou Venizelou 62, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 031866

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?