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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent five days in Elounda and four of them we had dinner here. The food was always excellent and staff as well! I can recommend👍

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Thank Petra Š
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Googled uo "best restaurant in Elounda" and Ferryman came up. Booked a table for 9pm, for earlier time it was fully booked. Fish and lamb chops were the best in Greece so far. Dessert (mille-feuille) was simply amazing. Owner was all smiles and hospitality, advised great wine and dessert. It wasn't quite cheap, so if you intend to spend exactly... More 

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Thank Anton P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great evening at |The Ferryman restaurant in Elounda. The food was superb. Especially the seabass. Akis is a friendly and efficient host . He treated us to terrific local dessert called Galaktobouereko. This is very similar to bread and butter pudding and was delicious. It was our most memorable evening on the island.

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Thank 620dan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this restaurant, amazing hospitality and the best food in Elounda. We stayed at the Blue palace and we had easy access to Elounda, this was our favourite restaurant. We would recommend this highly to everyone, especially vegetarians.

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Thank Pat C
New Malden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I read all the reviews on this tavern (my wife and I have been going for 25 years) The food and company not to mention the setting are just brilliant. I have never had any issues with the owner but yes this is Greece very "cigar cigar" if you want fast food go somewhere else. this is just a splendid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I ate here whilst on holiday in the local area. We had a wonderful table on the waterfront with views out over the bay. The food was top class - I recommend the mountain goat. The service, however, was poorly organised and very slow.We waited an age for drinks order to be taken and for the bill... More 

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Thank Mike W
Cottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ferryman is without doubt one of the best places to eat in Elounda. However it is overpriced and a tad pretentious, and occasionally the more obviously wealthy clients do get preferential treatment. Having said that, if you want somewhere extra special and don't mind paying for it, then this is the place.

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Thank Diana-Augustus
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ferryman - this is where the 190's tv series Who Pays the Ferryman was filmed - not just here but around Elounda as well. I was intrigued so downloaded the book - it was great and also a Greek tragedy. The owner has a restaurant in Dubai and does cookery courses in Switzerland so it has a very high... More 

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Thank GregoryB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is our 6th time in Greece, this time we came for 3 nights only in which the first and the last we ate at Ferryman. It is by far the best restaurant we have ever ate in Greece. The food is delicious, everything is done perfectly and special and the service is excellent. We are waiting for our next... More 

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Thank Yaelsky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time we were here the wind was very strong (the tables are outside) and the restaurant was packed full with people. However, the food was so delicious that we made reservations for another dinner on the same week (away from the wind this time). The second time around it was just as delicious, but no wind and we... More 

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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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?