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Eleonas traditional cuisine

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Sterna, Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
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Paris, France
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely diner there in august 2016 with my girlfriend, and everything was great: the place, quiet and well decorated. The food, just excellent and at prices that are really affordable. I definitely recommend this place for people coming around Zaros!

Thank romain b
Vaals, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the cottages and dined here for three nights in a row. The experience varied from excellent to average. The food was excellent all three nights, especially the special of the day and the starters. The service was average on the second night that's why we have not given it an excellent. The kitchen staff children were running... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Best restaurant. best waitress (Diamond) Great food. each day they have a special. The place itself is very unique and quiet. super clean as well.

Thank Marina P
Netanya, Israel
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

This was our forth time that we stayed in Eleonas. Great food, hospitality and great place. Thanks Mano. See you next time.

Thank Rina355
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Any and all the food was excellent including the wine selection. I have traveled a good deal and I just want to say always get the special for the day. You cannot go wrong.

Thank Nick M
Rome, Italy
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The setting is beautiful and the food is good - simple fare using fresh local produce. Some of the items are not typically Cretan but I guess that this so as to cater for children.

Thank Marco K
Kavousi ,Crete
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This restaurant is part of the traditional eco-tourism hotel of Elaonas and is a really great place to have a meal. The setting is fantastic as it is just outside the village of Zaros. The owners were great and kid friendly and the food was what you want when you visit a place like this; fresh, locally sourced and creative.... More 

Thank Douglaspaul65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

So good that we didn't venture further afield. Fresh locally sourced or grown produce, home-cooking & just enough variety to keep things interesting. The artichoke dish, the meatballs & the moussakas deserve a special mention. The complimentary raki is of good quality & the wine list very respectable! Longer than a week here can be dangerous.

Thank pandwra
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

For the real-food lovers, this is a must, if you are in the neighborhood. Ask for owner's local cheese. Price is very good.

Thank Pief
Ronneby, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A very cosy place, we were sitting next to an open fire place in the evening that warmed our tired legs after hiking. The service is spledid and very personal. So friendly people all over Crete, but here they topped it. Menu recommendation - the days special!

Thank ankraS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $34
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sterna, Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Zaros
  • Phone Number: 302894031238
Eleonas restaurant locate near to the village of Zaros . The secret to a Cretan diet is the large variety of pure, local products, especially olive oil, which is used in almost all our dishes. In the winter you can enjoy your meal next to the fireplace while during the summer in the wonderful garden, under the sacred olive trees. Our dishes are unique, yet not unknown. We have mastered the cooking technique while always using the traditional recipes handed down by our grandmothers. The secret to our success are our pure products, most of which we produce ourselves, and which are always fresh. We cook our food in the most healthy way since we use olive oil of our own production. We invite you to come and try our traditional, Cretan recipes at our restaurant 'Eleonas', a quiet and beautiful place where you can simply enjoy Crete's natural surroundings.

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