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“Worth a visit!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Albatross Restaurant

Albatross Restaurant
National Road, Maleme, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Maleme
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Kent
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Worth a visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We only visited once during our stay, the good reviews tempted us to walk almost the full length of Maleme village to go there and the food was certainly good. The main reason we didn't return was that there were several other equally good restaurants nearer to our apartments!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Östersund, Sweden
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

We just spent a week in Maleme, Crete and came by this Hotel/Restaurant the Albatross. I was really impressed by the family oriented atmosphere. I judge the food was the best in all of Crete and had we known before the trip we would have stayed at their hotel. (We had booked a package deal unfortunately) The first night we ate there we had a delicious Greek salad, we returned the morning after and ate breakfast which I ordered an omelette. A few days lator we returned (after sightseeing to Elefonissi, Balos, and Knossos which I strongly reccomend seeing, but take the boat to Balos for risk of heat stroke on the walk back) and I ordered some kind of delicious meat cooked in wine and olive oil, my husband had a pizza which he also thought was delicious. we returned a few hours lator after a walk to the beach and had a typical Greek dessert, I think it was fried sheep cheese with honey......very good. The fact that their vegetables are privately grown/fresh, they make their own olive oil, and they make their own cheese made the taste and experience more valuable in my eyes.
The service is 5 stars, the atmosphere is 5 stars I really enjoyed their energy and felt great every time after being there. We will miss them and Crete very much.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
“SUPERB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

The best food in the area and in the whole city. Truly traditional home made food. Family atmosphere and that makes it even warmer. The people there make you feel at home. We would recomment it and we will definitely visit that place again on our next holidays. My grandfather visits it regularly because he has bought a house in the area and he travels a couple of times every year.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxfordshire
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Fine if you like watching TV with the family!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We went to try this place after reading the reviews from this site and were offered a table next to a 42 inch flat screen TV, which was on! The weather was too windy for customers to sit out on the terrace so all the inside tables were being used. We arrived quite late, about 21:30 so I think we were the last to get served so once our food arrived the chef, (mother), her husband and son and 2 other greek locals sat on a sofa, smoking, and watched a war film on the TV next to us. It was completely se-real, we felt we were intruding in someones living room, it was a shame as the food was not too bad but we did not return during our 2 week holiday, especially as the Black Lantern is a few doors down and much better food.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tromso, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Makes you feel like part of the family, oh, and the food is great too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Visited Maleme with my girlfriend for a week, followed the reviews here at tripadvisor to find this place. We ended up eating three of 6 nights here, and tried new things every time. The mixed grill and grilled lamb is fantastic! Also make sure to try all the exciting small dishes if you want to try authentic local dining. The main dishes are man-sized, so you won't leave the table feeling half-full. At the end of the night you just don't want to leave because of the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Think we'll be back for a visit next summer!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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