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Kalesma

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International, Greek, Pub
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Omirou 8 | (Old Village), Malia, Crete, Greece
Today
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lovely choice of food, both greek and international. One of the best...
Lovely choice of food, both greek and international. One of the best restaurants in the Old Village of Malia. Nice ambience, good music, good wine!
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food

A great meal with friendly staff it would have been 5 starts if they had any dessert 🍰 although they did give us a sliced apple to share

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
julianedmonds
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swindon
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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swindon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

A great meal with friendly staff it would have been 5 starts if they had any dessert 🍰 although they did give us a sliced apple to share

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Me my wife and son ate here last night and without a doubt it was an excellent experience quality above quantity fairly priced and very friendly

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Glenrothes
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a great little restaurant about 5 minutes walk from our hotel in the old town, a good menu with plenty choice, nice wine and you can either sit outside or inside.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Lovely food, staff and location, greta prices and I definately reccomend it, in Malias old town which has many small streets.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We ate here early in our week, and came back for our last night. The food was lovely, the service was excellent, they really made us feel as if we were friends, not just customers. A few things from the menu were not available, as they were to close for the season at the end of the week. The food... More 

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Slupsk, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A small but a lovely tavern with a good food but a loooooong waiting time ;) Located in a picturesque part of Old Greek Style Malia

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by the staff at the Sarpidon & we were not disappointed. A group of 5 of us went & really enjoyed ourselves, We had a lovely 2 course meal with the starters being recommended to us by the waiter as we wanted to give everything a try. I would certainly go back... More 

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Derbyshire, 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 9, 2014

This restaurant looks really nice as its tucked away in the old village. We had heard about the steaks from some friends so decided to try them. I asked for mine 'medium rare' but was told their 'medium' was slightly cooked and pink in the middle, however when it came out, it was tough as old boots. Such a shame... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Returning to Malia after many years, I was so pleased to find Kalesma was still going strong in the Old Town. It is a beautifully quaint taverna and always busy, not surprising as the local dishes are excellent as is the locally produced house wine!! Try the Kalesma house salad - fabulous, tasty and a healthy option if you've already... More 

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Birmingham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This restaurant is at the bottom of the drive of the Sarpidon apartments where we stayed. Lovely food and relaxed atmosphere. good value for money

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Omirou 8 | (Old Village), Malia, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Greek, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Lovely choice of food, both greek and international. One of the best restaurants in the Old Village of Malia. Nice ambience, good music, good wine!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?