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Ferryman Taverna

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Akti, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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+ 30 28410 41230
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the most beautiful meal here..located on the waterfront..Fresh kalamari and marinated anchovies..The aubergine salad is out of this world..this resturant is a must you wont be dissapointed!!

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Thank elpitha76
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We received a charming welcome despite not booking and were found a table by the water's edge. The owner is a character and is very engaging. The food was excellent and the service superb. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank ScoobyBeaconsfield
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely evening meal here at Ferryman. We ordered chicken skewers and the mountain goat, both of which were delicious. The mountain goat was a huge piece of meat! When the bill came they also brought free dessert out which was lovely of them, and again was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank catherinemurphy90
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When we look at the visible outside-open kitchen of the Ferryman's restaurant, it looks like a hipster run-by-chefs-restaurant. Akis the very charismatic owner, managed the difficult task to do 100% Cretan food by using incredibly fresh products and taking it to the level of high cuisine, without being tempted to pervert it at all. Quite an achievement. He runs the... More 

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Thank Michael R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One thing you can't argue with is the quality of the food. It's fantastic, fresh and such wonderful flavours. However, the service is a different matter. once seated we were quickly given menu's but then waited 20 minutes before being asked if we wanted to order drinks, including a simple bottle of water. We then waited for a further 25... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, and after going for lunch we returned for dinner the next day. It is located right on the water, but also farthest from the rather touristy center of town. The service was informal, friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding. I particularly recall the home made taramasalata, as it was by far the... More 

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Thank carlshenton
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place along the sea front, not a very extensive menu but selective, excellent presentation, very rich though not typically Greek but well worth a visit for a special occasion

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Thank Judith N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ferryman is Elounda's gem. Its picturesque location along the harbor, delicious food, and excellent service make this restaurant absolutely fantastic. We visited the Ferryman 3 times as the Chef's mezes with a twist and service were irresistible! Our favorites are the grilled Octopus, Moussaka, and homemade breads with Tzatziki, Aubergine, and Feta dips. A must visit!

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Thank Isabelle C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding food, service and hosts, memorable night for us all mustn't be missed. The best restaurant in Elounda very accommodating staff and great chefs

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Thank Alan P
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came as a party of 8 on an augost busy night. There was a little delay from the time we sat till approuch by the main and only waiter. The food was really good, fresh and authentic. The cinery was great. Sure wearth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akti, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: + 30 28410 41230

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