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Kalesma

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International, Greek, Pub
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Omirou 8 | (Old Village), Malia, Crete, Greece
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6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, 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
  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Peaceful, romantic little gem

Beautiful restaurant ideal for quiet or romantic meal at reasonable cost. White linen tablecloths and brilliant service. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Devon, England
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Devon, England
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant ideal for quiet or romantic meal at reasonable cost. White linen tablecloths and brilliant service. Highly recommended.

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Florence, Toscana, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Bad service and overcooked food! After 2 weeks in Crete the worst tavern! There are cheaper and way better places!!!!!!

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good food, good, friendly service in an ideal location. Nice quiet spot and very easy to find in the old village.

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place in old town,very friendly personal and very nice traditional and international food .Good place for a nice evening.

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Cluj-Napoca
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food was great, service outstanding! It was out first dining in the old town of Malia, made us decide to return again.

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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had our share of fine restaurants during the last three decades. Kalesma is definitely in my top 10 all time favourites. Both our neighbours back home in the Netherlands and our personal guide have mentioned this place. We had a superb evening in a romantic location in old Malia. Let the 'gerand' surprise you (don't use the menu-card) and... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lovely situated in the Old Town of Malia. Food was excellent and the service was caring. Seats were a tad uncomfortable though. Portion sizes very generous

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Stockport
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful setting, lovely staff and great authentic Greek food delicious and highly recommended. Away from the main area down quiet street a lovely surprise.

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West Country
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Have been to Old Towm Malia on a number of occasions we were very impressed by the quality of all the food and the service was very good Demetrius and his nephew George are very good communicating. We spent a number of evenings just chilling out in Greek mode eating and drinking here. A must find at the back of... More 

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Walsall
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I worked in Crete for two Summer Seasons 15 years ago so I've eaten in a lot of places ... Kalesma was amazing then and still is now my favourite!!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?