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Kreta Taverna

Malia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 58 restaurants in Malia
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Polish first
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English first
London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting Crete now for the past 8 years and this restaurant is one of our favorites. George the owner is always welcoming and the food is spectacular. My advice is tell George what type of food you like and let him order for you.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food is amazing, prices very reasonable, hospitality very good George very helpful friendly. 2 mins from Aegan sky 3.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This lovely little Taverna, just far enough away from the main strip of Malia to escape the business if you need to, is a lovely place to eat. With an olive tree in the middle of the outside courtyard, you can enjoy a great selection of Greek specialties. George (the owner) is so welcoming and made our experience very enjoyable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Best place we found in Malia for food with a local feel. If you want to avoid touristy places (like the old town) this is perfect. The host George is a great character and can make you feel right at home. Try the baked feta and stuffed peppers, excellent!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

good food,good prices,fair sized portions,friendly staff...zorbas meze v good starter,liver good,steak good,chicken goodviews across stallis v good

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Chester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were unable to fit this restaurant into our schedule last year, so we made a point of visiting this year and we were not disappointed. A simple, almost basic, yet comfortable interior, without outdoor seating if the temperature allows, this is a pleasant restaurant with a warm welcome from Georgios. There isn't in my view an extensive menu, but... More

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Hull East Yorkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were recommended by our apartment owners to try Kreta taverna as he rates it highly. Although it is by the side of the busy main road through Malia, once inside the surroundings were very good. Giorgos greeted us warmly, then sat and suggested different ways of sampling his food. We went for a meze of starters, including calamari, sausage,... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

try the courgette balls - wonderful! and the pork cooked in white wine sauce - such good traditional cooking!

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Georgios, owns the Kreta Taverna and you could not wish for a better host. We went there for a meal - a little earlier than the opening time, but we were welcomed in with a warm smile and a seat wherever we wanted. The day was a hot one and this early in the evening, it had started to cool... More

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The waiter could have been more attentive and the sword fish could have been more flavoursome. Still one of the best in Malia.

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