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Bakaliko Crete

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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $12
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 05/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews fritters wraps bread risotto ice cream wine tasting the owner by the glass his wife wonderful food modern greek food cats and dogs excellent wine town square highly recommend this place george shop
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Reviewed October 24, 2022

The owner's knowledge of the local wine is extensive. We really enjoyed both learning and tasting. The food and wine were both excellent and it was a lovely way to spend the last night of our holiday

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022

Excellent service. We were staying in Archanes for only 2 nights. Visited Balaliko on the first night and asked if we could book a wine tasting experience for the following day. We were really disappointed to hear that the restaurant would be closed as they...had started having one day a week off following a very busy summer season. However, after we had ordered a meal our server came back to us and offered to do a wine tasting session with wines paired to accompany our meal. We happily accepted and had a fantastic meal during which we sampled 2 red,2 white and one sweet red wine. Great food, wines and serviceMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022 via mobile

Supurb food and service and an exellent advise on wine to go with the plate you ordered. Nice friendly and helpfull staff

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

Delicious local food in combination with Greek wines. Owners have a lot of knowledge about the wines. Very friendly people and definitely recommended to visit. During our 13 days holiday in Crete we had dinner here 6 times 😁

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Friendly service. Accustomed wine choices suggested by waiter with excellent wine knowledge. Risotto mushrooms and cretan shepherd's pie were excellent. Several options for vegetarians.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Lovely fresh food, great service and a fantastic atmosphere. We were greeted by Giannis, who spoke great English (as did all the staff, which made our lives so much easier, as my Greek is non-existant!) We were seated in the courtyard, the service was great,...with the staff very attentive and helpful. The drinks (wine, beers and soft drinks) were all nice and served lovely and chilled. My wife ordered wine, which they delayed until she ordered, such that they could match the drink to her meal choice (a nice touch I thought) - she enjoyed what they selected. The food was served quite quickly and was exactly what we were hoping for, namely, beautifully cooked fresh and authentic Greek dishes. It was served simply, but portion sizes are decent and the price is very good (for five of us, with a couple of rounds of drinks, olives and bread, five main courses and two desserts came to little over €85). The courtyard was bustling and provided a really good atmosphere, as there are about a half dozen or so establishments sharing the same space. We dined on a Sunday evening, so not sure if this contributed to how lively it was. Only slight issue for me personally, are the cats and dogs that roam the area, but this is commonplace across Greece and absolutely wouldn't stop me going back again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and cozy environment but the wines, oh the wines!!! Variety and top notch quality at reasonable prices. Such a mind blowing experience!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022

We ate here on this tour (https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g635604-d21086185-Semi_Private_or_Private_Wine_and_Olive_Oil_tasting_tour_Transfer_Lunch_Incl-Piskop.html) and it was spectacular authentic food with the best service! Would definitely recommend if you are in the area!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

We booked to visit some wineries then stay in Archanes. When we read the reviews for here and realised we could try many local wines it made sense to reserve a table. You can do wine tastings here but they need to be booked as...the owner will spend a little time explaining them, but even if you don’t you can still try many different ones. He has around 60 that can be tried by the glass! I bought a bottle of our favourite as well. The food menu had enough choice, his wife is a great cook, we really enjoyed the pork filets and the moussaka, particularly the moussaka. It was a really enjoyable experience and very good value. We will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 14, 2021 via mobile

Great wine tasting and delicious meal of modern Greek food including very yummy desserts. Service was lovely and friendly. Would go back!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

A family run restaurant, the owner and his son who attend the guests are super nice and with an extended knowledge about their local products, the mother leads the kitchen with unique skills. We (4 people group) went for food and wine tasting. Getting there...we discovered that was also an option of doing Olive oil tasting! We had a blast, all the food we ordered came followed by a great wine chosen by the owner, we ate mezzes, wraps, main dishes and 4 different desserts. The owner said was a huge challenge for him to organize the sequence of plates and pairing wine, what he definitely did it very well. It was our last meal after 3 weeks in Crete, we couldn't ask for a better experience than this to finish our trip. We're looking forward to be back soon for the cooking lessons they offer!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch during the tour in the wine region of Crete, I had read in the guide of this restaurant and therefore we had set a goal to stop in Archanes to taste their dishes, the thing I recommend for a snack...for lunch are their "wraps" I took the spicy one with vegetables and chicken, very good, accompanied with some beautiful and delicious hand-cut french fries (definitely not frozen !!) in addition to an excellent starter that we shared in 4: the "olive fritters", finally the dessert with ice cream offered by them together with the inevitable Rakis! I highly recommend this place for anyone who is in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

The place is very inviting, and the reception was nice. The owner is very friendly, and very informative about the food and the wine. But the food was not to our taste, and didn't go down well. I ordered a quite expensive winemenu to taste...the local wines, and I got an excellent explanation about each wine, but the size was a bit on the small side. It was a very restricted pouring, and I hardly got one glass all together.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021 via mobile

Best meal we had in Archanes. I am a vegetarian and there were plenty of options. The wine was delicious too. Would definitely make a reservation if planning on visiting.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

Recently enjoyed a wonderful meal and also tried some wine pairings. The owner George was very helpful and we checked out the shop afterward. Tried some olive oils as well. Needless to say, I ended up ordering some wine and olive oil to be sent...to mainland Europe. It arrived in about a week! Definitely recommend eating here and also ordering from the online shop if you cannot go in person!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Since we are only open on weekends, the landline number is not the best one, so here is a mobile number- +30 6976303265
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Bakaliko Crete is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5