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“Elpis the Best Taverna on Crete” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elpis

Elpis
Apokoronas, Plaka, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Plaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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“Elpis the Best Taverna on Crete”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

What a great place, very comfortable and relaxing, whilst remaining very Greek. Fabulous food and a huge selection of dishes to choose from. We have eaten there many times and never had a bad meal. Elpis also offers cakes, milk shakes, cocktails and sometimes live entertainment. I don't think this taverna can be beaten,

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
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“A lovely evening meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We only visited Plaka for an evening meal, had a drink in the square, then had a meal in Elpis, we had a great evening. The location was great we sat outside on a lovely warm evening, the food was really good and plenty of it, try the little pies. The local wine which we always drink was really good, service was efficient and friendly. We left late in the evening full and very relaxed back to Almyrida by cab which they arranged.

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“Best Food in Plaka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We dined at Plaka twice in our one week holiday. The food was well cooked and plentiful, we had stuffed vine leaves (nice) on both visits and a superb Greek salad on one, which included beetroot and grilled pepper plus a gorgeous creamier version of feta anf LOADS of sweet tomatoes.

I had lamb with potatoes (fab) and lamb with toms (slightly less fab!) and Mrs had grilled chicken and pork stfado, she said both were very good. They supplied a free desert to share (fresh apple slices, grapes, yoghurt, honey dusted with cinnamon) which was amazing and the inevitable Raki.

We thorouhhly enjoyed dining al fresco in their garden and the service was prompt, attentive without being overbearing and polite. The prices were very reasonable too, neither time was above €40 including drinks (wine and Retsina)

We enjoyed Plaka and Elpis.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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