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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

We ate here a few times on holiday last year and have no complaints. Sundays slow cooked Lamb was great as was the rest. Views are amazing.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 22, 2019

Good range of food - Cretian, pasta, grilled meats, schnitzels, fish. Good service. The restaurant has its own wee beach with free loungers so it makes it easy to spend the day

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019

Amazing location, fantastic food, great staff. The sound of the sea, the breeze and that delicious retsina, what can go wrong?

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 13, 2019

A lovely setting right on the seashore, with sunbeds for customers during the daytime. We ate there three times during our stay nearby. Typical taverna fare but none the worse for that, and wine by the carafe (very good white). Prices reasonable, and a popular...destination for lunch particularly.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We came with our 3 year old son. He was gladly entertained by the two cats who was sneaking around the tables. We ate fish that was excellent. The straff was friendly, but didn't smile too much. I draw one star because of cats that...was reaching for food at our table, and one star for having to pay over €200 for 4 medium fish, 2 beer and water melon as dessert.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Great place to enjoy an evening meal. Beautiful view of the setting sun, easy beach and sea access. Very friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Not a great taverna. Views are good but the food was disappointing and the staff looked less than happy. No kids options.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

One of Stavrós’ classic restaurants, Thanasis is a must go. Sea view and good food is all a man can ask for.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

you can choose the fresh fish you want if you ask for so you can be sure it's not frozen!!! i had a red snapper it was fresh, grilled and very good from the open sea! a bit expensive but not so much compare with...other places in Crete. same range of price.. great location, by the sea, beautiful view.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Beware - service totally shambolic - prices very high. Some food sold as fresh is frozen, then fried, (caused stomach upset-sorry to say). Mutton served as lamb + white sauce was gloopy with cornflour, plus careful you don’t pay for drinks served at the next...table.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We ate here twice during our stay at Zorbas. Despite other reviews we felt it was good value for money. We had a prawn cocktail which was enough to share at 8.50 Euros. We had the usual traditional Greek dishes as well as steak which...was devine, served with gorgeous chips and salad at 12 euros - very reasonable. The beach and small bay are lovely and beds are free. The sunsets in the restaurant are outstanding. I would recommend but there again, we do Greece every year and just love a relaxed taverna style of eating. The service was simple, they were busy people, they just want to get the food out. Would return.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Went to this taverna as we where staying at Zorbas, a hotel near by, and got it recommended by another guest there! Did not quite recognize the place in the description though. As our first impressions was the distinct smell of our waiter who smelled...of smoke and beer! The menu consisted of heavy texting and was difficult to read. The meal in it self was good, ordered the moussaka, but the bread beforehand was simply not good and nobody ate of it. But the view was spectacular! Wile waiting for our food I took our daughter to look at the beach which is right outside the taverna, and enjoyed ourselves with the wait!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Ready bad service...and super expensive for the amount of food that they serve. Ones we been it was nice and big position and the second time the serve us less than the half position and they change the same amount!! We pay 15 euros per...person and we left hungry... The only nice thing is the beach!!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Food wasn't anything amazing, but good for a lunch. Very nice setting and the beach is great for swimming and snorkelling.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Such a dissapointing experience, dry meat and non-tasting. Wont eat here again. Domt go here, just a waste of time and money.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thanasis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4