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Matala, Crete 70200, Greece
+30 28920 45072
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Go for the view stay for the wonderful food

After being driven off Komos beach by the Meltemi we stopped for lunch at The Mystical View and enjoyed a massive Greek Salad and very special home-made Taramasalata and vowed that we had to return in the evening for dinner. We were so glad we did. The view along the coast to towards Kalamaki... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Dolgellau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After being driven off Komos beach by the Meltemi we stopped for lunch at The Mystical View and enjoyed a massive Greek Salad and very special home-made Taramasalata and vowed that we had to return in the evening for dinner. We were so glad we did. The view along the coast to towards Kalamaki and Tympaki is awe-inspiring and worth... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I loved this restaurant. What a setting. Perched on the edge of a cliff with soaring views. The sun sets over the sea so you can drink a glass of wine and watch the sun sink into the sea - just beautiful. The staff are friendly and warm and attentive. The food was good and service is quick. Bring a... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I visited with family in May 2015. The location is simply stunning. The restaurant overlooks the bay and you can see the beautiful sunset. For starter I had Dakos. The dish was lovely and the portion was huge! So big the restaurant owner kindly allowed me to take half home for breakfast the next day. For main course I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One of the best restaurants we went to in Creta. Excellent price for the quality of the food. Fresh seafood, tasty vegetables. Everything you can expect from a touristic restaurant by the sea, with a good price and great quality. The fried zucchini and eggplant were delicious, light, crispy and melting in the mouth:) Warm and efficient service. And amazing... More 

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here two times. The restaurant is on top of a hill with a stunning view over the sea in the direction of Agia Galini. The food has a good taste and quality. The staff was friendly and had a very good sense of humour! Recommendation.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We use this restaurant for a large group booking every year, and they cope well, offering good service and a pleasant atmosphere, helped by the fantastic view, and really good fish.

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Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went here after a day on Komos beach.What a wonderful restaurant with a great view.They specialise in fish so I had the Tuna steak.What an absolute delight that was,the best I've ever had.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We were not too taken with the area but our first night meal at this restaurant turned everything round. fantastic welcome and excellent location with glorious views, followed by great food at a very reasonable price. The restaurant prides itself on its fish but we are not big fish eaters and had wonderful meat dishes. Everything is home cooked and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Went for the view and we were not disappointed! The food was good too. It got a bit chilly after sunset so take a sweater if you are there in Sept or Oct! Definitely worth driving up there for at least 1 sunset!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This taverna is located about 1.5 km outside of Matala. We followed the signs as we were leaving Matala and took a left turn that dead ends on top of a cliff overlooking the bay. The views are stunning and the owner was so friendly and nice. We dined on wine and mussels as we enjoyed the amazing view of... More 

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Address: Matala, Crete 70200, Greece
Phone Number: +30 28920 45072
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Matala

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  • Address: Matala, Crete 70200, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Matala
  • Phone Number: +30 28920 45072

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