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Gavalianos Kafenes

Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 697 416 2507
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Monica’s - we've been going here over the past 5 years and it is my wife’s favourite Taverna in this area of Crete. We visited here on Saturday 22nd with my son and his partner and sat out in the garden - no mossies !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RichCotswoldChap
Reviewed October 10, 2018

First visit here and will come again. A good sized with good atmosphere. Very good food and service was friendly and efficient

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stoney1944
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Monica's tavern is the best Cretan restaurant in Apokoranas. Most dishes are local Cretan or Greek recipes. The waiters and waitresses are lovely. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ulrich S
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Authentic Unique Welcoming A highlight of every holiday The Dakota are to die for. Don’t waste time reading this: just go!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 465JohnG
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited twice whilst staying in the village for a week. On one of the nights, there was a live jazz band playing and the place was packed. Fantastic service and delicious food. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Blondie82
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful Experience we had in this Greek restaurant! Set in a traditional Cretan village we ate outside in this fantastic location with friends and We had a fabulous Greek meal with a bottle of Raki to finish it off! Euxaristoume Poli Monica for...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Gina S
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We love This Restaurant! It has such a great atmosphere with fantastic live Music once a week and a brilliant host "Monica ", with delicious fresh Greek food served with a special twist! Euxaristo poli Monica!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank V6919HCgiuseppes
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This was our first meal out in Crete on our holiday with two children. The food here is exceptional and has become the standard against which we’re measuring all others - so far, none have come close. The dakos was particularly delicious, as was the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GtotheP
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Popped into this taverna last night and it was a delight. Lovely friendly atmosphere and the food was beautiful. I can’t recommend this place highly enough. If you are in the area make a point of visiting this wonderful restaurant - you will not be...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Resort566791
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the 7th year we've visited the delightful Gavalianos Kafenes, Monica's Taverna, and there really is something here for everyone. In the month we've spent in this lovely village, we've attended nights at this taverna where they've had world music, jazz music, Greek traditional...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kimbrap
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August 12, 2018|
Response from Richard B |
Taxis are available from Almyrida and English is widely spoken there so easy to get to Gavalachori. You need to check with Monica at the Taverna (+30 697 416 2507) to see when they might have a band on when get to Crete... More
Ian B
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Gavacafe | Property representative |
Hi Anne & Ian, There will be a live music event this Friday, 02/09. Rhythm & Blues with some rock. There will be music at least once a week in September. Keep an eye on the board outside the shop which announces up coming... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Gavalochori
  • Phone Number: +30 697 416 2507
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