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Kreta Taverna

Malia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #21 of 49 restaurants in Malia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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83% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
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English first
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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Wrecsam, Wales
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33 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We found this authentic Greek taverna quite by accident coming down from Lassithi Plataeu, it is situated on the outskirts of Malia which is probably a blessing. There is no burgers or English breakfasts here just top quality Greek food cooked to a high standard and reasonably priced. The proprietor goes out of his way to make you welcome and... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great greek authentic food, served in a cozy room or in the shade of trees, in a small garden. The owner helps to choose and suggests the best dishes of the day...we ended up with an excellent lamb in the oven. Good service ("taverna style"), very good quality/price ratio. By far the best restaurant we found in the area. On... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have been coming to Kreta Taverna every time I visit Malia (on and off for 10 yrs) a vist to Kreta is a must. The food is excellent and cannot be faulted, the friendly welcome and service you receive ensures you come again. You must visit for excellent authentic food.

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Stalis, Greece
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Family run taverna with a nice outdoor area and with some delicious traditional food !!! Lamb and pork from the owen with potatoes,mousaka , tzatziki ,fava and so many others. Thank you for your great hospitality and the lovely food ...See you again

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Kent
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Good fayre, family run. decorated authentically, with an outdoor seating are too. Definitely worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This Restaurant is on the main road between Malia and Stalis. Still we found it by chance when we came down the mountains and looked for a place to have our lunch in. This place looked very charming and turned out to be the same. Quality of food and service is second to none. Really enjoyed it! They also have... More

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The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Kreta Taverna is our favourite restaurant in Malia. The food is without exception delicious and we always enjoy George's company.

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pegmat
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

George was lovely, Affordable, it is just up the main road from intersection, in walking distance from centre of Malia.Service was very nice, Food lovely

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