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Alekos Taverna

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Mediterranean, Greek, International, Grill
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Odos Stefanidi, Vori, Crete 70200, Greece
+30 2892 091094
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Simple, authentic, delicious

Great taverna, beautiful garden, amazing food. Probably the simplest meal I had in Greece, but everything was of such high quality and prepared so perfectly that it transcended our expectations (which other Cretan restaurants had built quite high). From speaking to the owners we also learned more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great taverna, beautiful garden, amazing food. Probably the simplest meal I had in Greece, but everything was of such high quality and prepared so perfectly that it transcended our expectations (which other Cretan restaurants had built quite high). From speaking to the owners we also learned more about contemporary life in Crete than we had in our previous two weeks... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is in a real mountain town tucked behind a little church. It is absolutely lovely with shaded tables under grape vines with pomegranate, lime, mandarin trees interspersed with basil and mint bushes. The food is sublime. We ordered the Crete salad and it was just perfectly balanced with perfectly cooked and cooled egg and potato. The fried eggplant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Visited twice - once for lunch and once for dinner. Both were excellent. Restaurant is owned and run by a husband and wife team - she is the chef. Service is impeccable and the food is fantastic, Try the Cretan Salad - but best of all try the Moussaka but you may have to order the day before as it's... More 

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Athens
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent homemade food in the lovely garden of an old traditional house. All plates were delicious with high quality ingredients. I would recomment the cheese pie as dessert. Also, the Ethnology Museum nearby is worth a visit.

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Rhodes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Alekos tavern is conveniently located near festos and not far from matala in the village of vori. The tavern has a friendly and very relaxed family atmosphere. We ordered ntakos, escargots, stuffed cauli flowers and meatballs stuffed with feta. The food is really first rate, I would consider it to be better than many cretan households! Probably the best meatballs... More 

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We ate here after visiting the Ethnology Museum. Alekos & his wife offer fresh, traditional Cretan food in a delightful open air setting. It was so good, we came back the next day! Alekos is very welcoming & great to talk to.

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Chania, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Tip: Take in some of the archeological sites nearby and come here for lunch. It is a lovely place to cool down in and get good food. We arrived early after visiting the nearby Agia Triada archeological site. We had a pre-ordered meal, which was great. Our starters and drinks came out quickly. I was taken by the checking and... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I set out to visit the Ethnological museum at Vori, which we did and thoroughly enjoyed it. Following helpful signage from the museum we found this taverna mid to late afternoon, We were visiting the area at the end of the holiday season so were not surprised to find any other diners. The host, Alexandros, made us... More 

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Thank MikeWendyuk
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We ate here 3 times and the food and portitions were great. They even had chicken sateh with peanut sauce. Also the cheese pie as dessert we can recommend.

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Kirkcudbright, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My family and I often visit Vori as my husbands parents live there. We always make time to eat at Alekos as the food is quite simply outstanding. The food is served on tables covered with crisp white cloths,in a beautiful flower and fruit filled courtyard which looks magical in candlelight. The menu is packed with traditional Cretan cuisine including... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Odos Stefanidi, Vori, Crete 70200, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Vori
  • Phone Number: +30 2892 091094

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, International, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?