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Island Restaurant

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Beach Road, Gouves, Crete, Greece
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 4
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not the best experience

The views are nice, don't get me wrong; it's nice to think you can sit out and eat your meal right next to the sea, and I mean RIGHT next to it. The only problem was, we couldn't actually get close to it because it's something that everybody wants. The service was a little bit wishy-washy, it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Ellie11111994
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Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The views are nice, don't get me wrong; it's nice to think you can sit out and eat your meal right next to the sea, and I mean RIGHT next to it. The only problem was, we couldn't actually get close to it because it's something that everybody wants. The service was a little bit wishy-washy, it seemed like every... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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