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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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
A consistently excellent meal and atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Michalis F
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Heraklion, Greece
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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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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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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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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Been eating at the Kreta for many many years food is always good and George the owner always make you feel welcome.Not expensive.Would recommend the Kreta to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Visited this taverna tonight with a friend. We ordered a litre of house wine, Greek salad, feta from the oven, soudjoukakia (meatballs), stuffed peppers, roast goat, dakos and roast lamb with Greek potatoes. Followed by baklavas, with cookie dough ice cream, cheesecake and copious amounts of raki, of course! Absolutely faultless meal. Beautiful food, great service from George (the owner).... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I don't recommend this place.bad place bad food and owner exreemly plesen. Owner put wery high price.and he steal oure bill in Frant of .

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Additional Information about Kreta Taverna

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