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Kalesma

Omirou 8 | (Old Village), Malia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 59 Restaurants in Malia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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!
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Hartlepool, England
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ok so the restaurant was incredibly busy but it's easy to see why.Have eaten here many times over the years and it never disappoints.We had cheese garlic bread Greek salad simply delicious.I had the salmon for twelve euros fantastic value.My friend had Kleftiko at 20 euros each this was a fantastic meal and brilliant value.The staff deserve a mention too... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Been to a few restaurants in the old town and thought this would come out the top from all the reviews and recommendations. It's prices are very reasonable and the ambience is nice. Service a little slow and not as friendly as others. Would place Milos and Elizabeth & Stablos higher up the rankings. Kleftiko was tasty but maybe too... More

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haverfordwest
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We found this place through friends and wow fab atmosphere great service and food. We will always make sure we visit this restaurant each time we come to stalis.

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Ashford
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Yes it took a little time to find, but it was well worth it, we returned 3 times, because the food was so good, the small number staff work so hard, the with food produced by the two ladys in the kitchen (which is open, so you can see what they are doing) is to a very high standard, it... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Minutes from where we were staying we decided to popp in on a Thursday after nine. Calmly busy we managed to score a table up on the balcony, must say again the layout (having to climb through the upstairs window onto the mezzanine) and the decor are beautifully quaint and Greek. Fabulous options especially the Mez but after a heavy... More

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Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We discovered this restaurant on our first night and didn't find anywhere else in malia or hersonnisos that compared! I fact we visited on another two occasions (we usually like to eat at a different place every night). The food was delicious, with a great selection on traditional Greek dishes and some more English type meals e.g steak, pork chops... More

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York, England, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's very good. May have suffered in comparison with our recent visit to Milos, where the food, in my opinion, is slightly better. However, the setting and ambience here are superior. Old town Malia is so much better than the "strip" where all the young drunks congregate. Good quality food and wine, excellent service, nice setting in the old town.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Don't want to be too harsh but this was our worst meal of our holiday. Waited over half an hour just to place our drinks order, then it took over an hour to get our meals. Meals were not great and the service was very poor and unfriendly.

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