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“Excellent traditional home cooking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amethystos

Amethystos
Malindretou road,kato stalos | 3th Parodos Malindretou,Kato Stalos,Chania,Creece, Stalos, Crete 73100, Greece
0030-28210-68758
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Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Stalos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $19
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Cozy, family and traditional restaurant with delicious and filling portions, every day specialties. We serve the best homemade wine, raki and rakomelo(raki with honey). We only use our certified olive oil to cook. Hearty service ("Philoxenia") and fair prices. Credit cards accepted. Accessibility to disabled. If you think of celebrating birthday or other events, Amethystos can prepare one completely unforgettable evening. Daily open from 10.00 until closing.
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“Excellent traditional home cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Not fond of tourist restaurants. Like to sample rustic food of the area so Amethystos was ideal for us.No plastic menus with pictures of food thank goodness... Thank you everyone. Sorry Eletheria I had difficulty in pronouncing your name. See you September.

Visited June 2014
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“Fantastic food experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to Crete the latest 10 years and this restaurant is one of my top 2 on the island (the other one is on Almyrida, separate review ;) Amethystos offers fantastic home made food, you will feel the love behind the well chosen ingredients. The family's hospality that owns the restaurant is beautiful, I really hope that everyone who can takes the change to enjoy how real Greek food should taste and also feel the Greek culture at is best.

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“Traditional home cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

2nd time in Stalos. Never visited last year as was not quite sure of its whereabouts...
This year our apartment(Rouladina/Casa Loma) was opposite. What a great find. We ate there 9 nights out of our 16 (went into Chania/Neo Chora other nights). Salads were amazing , tried them all as a shared starter. Tenderloin of pork in thyme, grilled vegetables, courgette balls, stuffed vegetables, pork/lamb chops, cod in garlic etc,etc. Went through most of menu. Would ask for boiled potatoes instead of chips. Nothing was too much trouble. The night before we left we requested local fresh fish with Horta (village/mountain greens, a favourite of ours) for following evening. Was delicious. This Family owned restaurant really know how to look after their customers. A delight not to have the usual Tourist menu....Thank you Eletheria,Stelios and all the Family for your hospitaity. Many thanks to Dora too.(a well run kitchen) Will be back again September. Roger and Karen. x

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food and great Service for fantastic price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We ate at the Amethystos the first day in crete as our hotel was very near to the Restaurant.
The Service was excellent from the warm welcome to the present for my girlfriend.
Delicious greek food in big portions. 2 starters(enough if your hunger is not big) and two Main dishes with 1l of wine and 2l of water for 21€! And thats not all at the end of your dinner you get icecream and fruits with a lot of raki, for free!

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“Little gem hidden in Porto Stalos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Saw this reviewed on trip advisor and so decided to try it for ourselves, took a little bit of finding, but if you go past the church on the corner it is 100 meters to the next left turn. Mama and the family were very welcoming and the food was excellent. Try papa's white wine!!!!

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