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Beach Road, Gouves, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely location

Ate outside one evening and saw beautiful sunset. Food was fine with huge helpings but pricier than Votsalo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
mikeantrim
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N. Ireland
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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had been told that you pay for the view with this place... And yes... You do because the view is completely stunning!! But during lunch hours when it's not so busy, the staff have time to talk to you and get to know you. We only had a mini Meze and some milkshakes for our lunch but the atmosphere... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic setting overlooking the coast as you eat and watch the sunset. The food was excellent quality and presented beautifully. After the meal we were given complimentary fruit platter and Raki.

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This Taverner is beautifully situated and the staff are lovely, lovely people who are so friendly and love to have a laugh with the guests

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Carmarthen
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good selection of food and drinks and wonderful position. Staff were friendly, quick and efficient ( especially Marie !!) Well worth a visit at any time.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nice to sit right next to sea. However, took a very long time to be given menus and a long time to be given our food. The retaurant was about a third full and quiet. The bonus was you get a bit of free fruit at the end of the meal and 2 very small desserts which just tasted of... More 

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N. Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ate outside one evening and saw beautiful sunset. Food was fine with huge helpings but pricier than Votsalo.

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Derby
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited Island Restaurant twice during our stay in Gouves. Both times we just had drinks. Staff lovely & welcoming. Cocktails fantastic! Reasonably priced as large servings & complimentary snacks provided. Has a nice play area for children & beautiful views of the sea. One night there was a live band which were very good! Will definitely be back when we... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I am a permanent costumer of the last 4 years. Its the best place to be for a nice lazy time on the beach if you want to have a coffe or a dring. You absolutely have to taste the pizza in the wood oven on the beach !!!!!! Dont forget to come on sunset for a nice coctail and... More 

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Alness, Scotland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We came here on our first morning whilst exploring the area and it became our regular morning coffee haunt, we did eat here once but our meal although OK was not up to the standards of others in the town which we started to frequent. Food was not really served hot enough, whether this is due to the Kitchen being... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We landed into the Island after arriving in the country only an only hour previously, staff were very inviting and welcoming and showed us to a lovely table overlooking the stunning coastline and proud flag of Greece blowing in the cooling breeze. We ordered salad which was fresh and appetising , and plentiful, we served promptly by staff who couldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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