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Vachus Taverna

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Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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+30 2841 041380
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was delicious although meat portion bit small but enough with salad rice and delicious potatoes Son had sea bream yummy though a little pricey. Staff very friendly and attentive well worth a visit

Thank JoannieMay
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here twice. Nice friendly traditional restaurant. Typically good with grilled food. I was a bit disappointed with the Stiffado I had - sauce was too watery for me. Lovely soup. Plenty of helpful staff, good service E20/head Inc drinks for us - so good value.

1 Thank Guyhamilton
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were greated by lovely people and you could see it was a family ran taverna. We wanted traditional Greek food and wasn't disappointed. I had mousaka hubby had stifado and sons had Kleftiko and spaghetti carbonara. All meals were lovely and tasty. The wine was reasonably priced and we tried a local bottle of red which went down really... More 

Thank Viv19642016
Alesund, Norway
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife with our two children (aged 6 & 8) went there yesterday. The place deemed friendly and cosy by the exterior - and this feeling lasted for our entire meal and stay. There was not any push to take orders so we got to use the time well with our kids to settle their arrangement (happy kids... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stumbled across Vachus purely by accident, no roadside harassment by the staff as with some places either which is a great start. Wife had been craving grilled Sardines since we arrived on holiday & thankfully Vachus had them so, we forgot about the milk & took a seat. Nice, comfy surroundings with seating that's not close enough for discomfort, ordered... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and efficient staff and an extensive menu make this a good place to visit if you are in the area. My wife and I had dinner one night we we really enjoyed it. I had the beef stifado and my wife had spaghetti carbonara both of which were really good. Before that we had the stuffed courgette flowers... More 

1 Thank Bill S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Some of the restaurant seems to suffer a little and this one was fairly quiet when all along the harbour the restaurants were full to bursting. It could be that it is a little cooler near to the water and as it was so very hot it accounted for Vachus being a little quiet. The service was excellent and the... More 

1 Thank GregoryB
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vachus restaurant is situated in the wonderful village of Elounda. Food and staff was excellent we order fish and "psaronefri" pork fillets and both were very fresh and tasty. Free WiFi spot available Highly recommended !

1 Thank Pit Stop Pub P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. Ate there 3 times. One for lunch and twice for evening meals. The people who owned it were so friendly. My husband had steak twice. He loved it. Will be definitely going back.

Thank lizi2107
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommendation brought me to Vachus, so I was pleased that it lived up to it. Squid and Cretan salad were delicious and freshly cooked, although the salad could do with a lighter hand on the balsamic vinegar. As a sole diner, they could see that I was keen to order before two large groups of about 15 each and took... More 

1 Thank physicsisfunreally

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041380
Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and sotiris in serve.29 Years taverna.Kopiaste to serve our home made food.OPA!!!!!!

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