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Kalyves Beach, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
(+30) 28250 31619
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place right on the beach near harbour , seemed to cater well for children,we ate kleftiko and beef stifado both greek favourites which went down very well

Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value friendly place ,nice salads , and the daily specials are delicious , sun beds on the beach are free during the day if you use the bar / restaurant

Thank neilandjel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We regularly visit Kalyves and this is our favourite beach taverna. The food is consistently good, thanks to a local Greek lady who prepares delicious Cretan dishes (I recommend the meatballs in tomato sauce). The service is also excellent and the waiter Boyan is friendly and attentive. The sun loungers are also the best on the beach. All in all,... More 

Thank TheguysLondon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

On our second visit to Kalyves we dined again mostly at Icarus , this being our favourite taverna last year. We can honestly say that this friendly beach front restaurant is the best in Kalyves. Mikhalis and Michelle, the owners, make all their customers so very welcome and the menu offers all the tasty genuine Cretan dishes you would expect... More 

Thank Dave O
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation and were not disappointed. My stifado was the best I have eaten. I have a 7 and 10 year old who also love their pizza. We had to make return visits because the pizza was the best! High praise from my fussy son! The service is great and the prices are great value. I will... More 

Thank Kate H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Erinomainen ruoka ja palvelu. Erittäin hyvä Saganaki jossa kolme eri juustoa ja Juvetsi jollaista en ole ennen saanut. Loistavana isäntänä ja kokkina on mukava Michalis. Excellent food and service. Very good Saganaki with three different cheese and Juvetsi that I have ever received. Superb host and a chef is a nice Michalis.

Thank Markus A
London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

superb authentic Greek cuisine by master chef Michelis who runs a very friendly lively local taverna with English wife Michelle. had a most enjoyable evening with the best souvlaki of the holiday!

Thank JackdeLadd
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We ate here 3 times during our stay in Kalyves. The food was delicious on each occasion. Plenty of choice, beautifully cooked and very tasty. We can highly recommend the meze! We were very well looked after on each visit and even learnt some Serbian from the wonderful waiter! We will definitely return.

1 Thank MrsBFG
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Icarus taverna is over towards the small harbour at Kalyves. We visited it on four occasions during our 14 night stay in the resort because we found it to be the best we tried and well worth returning to. Its quite traditional in its cooking (a good thing!) and they do excellent Greek dishes such as kleftiko and beef... More 

1 Thank TheWelsh
Rethymnon, Greece
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

dis-recommand crepes . fried something with minced meat inside . have been three times, disliked each time...

2 Thank Veronique d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalyves Beach, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Kalyves
  • Phone Number: (+30) 28250 31619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?