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Alekos Taverne

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International, Greek, Grill, Pub
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Near Phaistos, Vori, Crete 70200, Greece
+30 2892 091094
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent crean cuisine

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Athens
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Athens
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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

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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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 29 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We turned off the main road on our way to Phaistos, following the sign for the taverna, and easily found this splendid place. A warm welcome from the owners, excellent homemade and often homegrown food, in a lovely garden with flowers and fruiting trees. We are recommending it to all our friends and family.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

You will always receive a warm welcome from Alekos and his wife Sabina. A friend introduced us to this hidden secret in Vori. Excellent Cretan food was served to our table covered with bright white damask tablecloth. The "Special of the Day" were "Fresh Manitaria" (Mushrooms) baked in the pan with fresh parsley and garlic. Absolutely stunning ! Also the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near Phaistos, 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: International, Greek, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?