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Island Restaurant

Beach Road, Gouves, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 46 Restaurants in Gouves
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I was surprised to read the recently placed bad reviews of The Island, as myself and my partner had quite a pleasant afternoon here during our holiday- but I do appreciate that people can have varying experiences in the same restaurant. The location of this restaurant is obviously a big attraction for customers, and the sea view from the seating... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Possibly the worst restaurant I've ever been too, me and my partner visited in the summer, we were sat right next to live music which was awful, starters we had grilled octopus and prawns in tomato sauce octopus was chewy and burnt, prawns were like warm and very small, mains we had asked for a bone steak and a pizza... More 

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Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is one of very few restaurants in Kato Gouves offering not only typical Greek dishes. I'm a big fan of healthy food and I was mainly ordering salads there. They are very sophisticated, fresh and ... huge! :) Another advantage is the location with splendid view on the Cretan sea. When busy (almost always ;) equip Yourself in patience... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

we went here with our 2 boys in august, we were seated quickly as it wasnt busy then waited 20 minutes to get a drink order in before i gave up and went to the bar myself, another 15 minutes went by before anyone took our food order, an hour later no food no offer of more drinks nothing, when... More 

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South East England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

During our stay in Gouves we ate here several times. The food and scenery are beautiful, the service was great too. Definitely recommended to all visitors to the area!

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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I visited the Island several times as part of the my visit to Gouves. The restaurant provides excellent meals and deserts, in particular ice cream sundaes. It is in probably the prime location in Gouves as it is the only restaurant right next to the sea in the town, all the others are on the other side of the road,... More 

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been in this amazing place with my friends in middle august and I have the best experience !! The meals was amazingly tastefully especially the Ntolmadakia of Erasmias !!! A traditional Greek food with a very smooth and special taste ! The place is very nice with live traditional Greek music with bouzouki and others Greek traditionals instruments,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Went to Island for puddin and loved it! Waffles were huge and great value for money.. The parrots were entertaining. Sports on TV - staff seemed great and helpful. No complaints!

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Hill Head
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A very pleasant place , we were made very welcome and with a table outside and a panoramic view what more can one ask for. The food and wine were good and reasonably priced. We ate there twice, it is also very popular with the locals

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Food was good but there was no atmosphere when we ate there. To be fair it was at the end of the season. I can imagine it would be very busy in high season. I didn't like the tv screens showing football games while I was eating. A lovely spot right on the sea though.

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Address: Beach Road, Gouves, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Gouves
Cuisine: European

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