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Peza, Crete 70100, Greece
+30 281 074 1754
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our lunch time

Yesterday we went for a lunch in this taverna and we liked everything. It's well decorated Cretan taverna with polite owner, good service and delicious meals. The atmosphere is wonderful, the fire in the fireplace makes you feel like you're at home, the tasty food, the good wine and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Samseera
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Greece
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greece
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Yesterday we went for a lunch in this taverna and we liked everything. It's well decorated Cretan taverna with polite owner, good service and delicious meals. The atmosphere is wonderful, the fire in the fireplace makes you feel like you're at home, the tasty food, the good wine and the reasonable prices - this is what people can get in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

great prices, simple yet delicious traditional food. chose this restaurant randomly but wasn't disappointed!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped by Peza and had lunch in the restaurant. It was just at the beginning of our trip and it has been one of the best meals we've had. I would recommend it to everyone. The tzatziki and stuffed aubergines were outstanding and the best about the restaurant was the kindness of the owners, they ended up offering us... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The highlight of our European dining experience! Worth the drive from heraklion for a great feed! Staff were extremely friendly. All produce is locally sourced. If you want to get a real taste of Greek Cretan cuisine, a visit is a must!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had two meals at Onisimos Taverne in the village of Peza, during our holiday in Crete. We had good food (especially fond of the green beans in tomato sauce and the filled wine leaves, and my husband liked the rabbit very much) and lovely wine from the family's own wine fields around Peza. The food is local, fresh and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I must admit that it was definitely a memorable food experience! Having cretan origins myself, i have lived in Crete with my grandparents and tasted the real homemade cretan cuisine. I can reassure you that every single plate of this beautifully decorated restaurant is remarkably tasteful, made with quality products from cretan producers. The recipes are traditional and some of... More 

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Brescia, Lombardia, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I've been there this summer. The taverna is nice and welcoming. But the most important thing is the quality of the food, the best food eaten in my tour all around the island! Really suggested if you are planning a tour in Crete or in the Peza area to discover the vinery!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Taverna Onisimos, located in the center of Peza just south of Heraklion, is exactly what the doctor ordered for the traveller weary of tourist traps. Warm personal attention by the owners and good, genuine food. We had an assortment of starters, stuffed peppers, fried eggplant slices, etc, all very good, followed by savoury lamb chops, all with the house wine,... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We drove to Peza after visiting the Knossos palace. This restaurant was recommended to us by another local business owner. We are SO glad that we stopped here!! We were served by the owner who made special recommendations of what was good that day on her menu. My husband is also from the Aegean region and we have sampled his... More 

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Paris, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This restaurant is half an hour drive from the center of Heraklion, but one should profit from the location and take a tour in the wineries and beautiful vineyards in the area. It's a traditional restaurant in a very small but pleasant village, with nice people. Food is what one should expect from Cretan cuisine. I've tasted various dishes and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Peza, Crete 70100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Peza
  • Phone Number: +30 281 074 1754

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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