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Kalesma

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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Malia old town

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
TonyFurnivalis
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
19 helpful votes 19 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Apples, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nice terrace and very nice with live greek music. The food was average we had much better greek food at nearby places. Service good in the beginning but then came some locals and we just had to wait for everything. We had starters, warm courses, wine for 4 persons but still we didnt receive any fruit and raki as some... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The best Hotel we have found in Malia. The food is so good. Especially the greek dishes (Moussaka etc.) and the salads are very good. The ambiente of the restaurant ist too very nice, very romantic. The staff is very nice and very professional. Be there at 2000 or 2030 or make a reservation. Only negative point: There is some... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Ate in Toto Lotto in square after being drawn in by excellent position centre next to church & music....but food very poor...then discovered Kalesma....food in a different class - brilliant! [& at 20 euros cheaper]

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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

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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?