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Kanali Restaurant

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Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second visit, the first time was for lunch, but this time we came in the evening for dinner. The restaurant staff are very friendly and it has such a magical setting that you cannot fail to want to come back to this excellent restaurant again and again. We ordered just the mezze dishes as we wanted to... More 

Thank evans2012
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In a genuinely historical location - this is the site of the ancient (Minoan?) sunken city of Olous, over the causeway from Elounda - this long established taverna certainly knows it's fish! This is all that needs to be said; go the extra half-mile and you'll be rewarded by both good fish dishes & knowledgable service.

Thank NigelCollins
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No long review needed here, this is the best restaurant in Elounda by far. It's been our favourite for years. It's magical and romantic feel in the most perfect setting, coupled with the spectacular fresh fish and first class service is a hard combination to beat! As ever, we'll be back!

Thank Daniel M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect setting, lovely staff and great food. Definitely worth a visit. It's an easy walk from the main part of Elounda and so quiet in comparison.

Thank Alexdannryan
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to this restaurant on honeymoon with my wife after a strong recommendation from my cousin. We're really glad we came, it was an absolute delight. My cousin had made a reservation for us, so we had a really nice table next to the water. The atmosphere here is so wonderful, on the otherwise basically untouched island of Kalydon... More 

Thank Alex H
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike other restaurants in Elounda which are grouped round the harbour, this restaurant is just over the causeway on the peninsular. It has a lovely position and specialises in fish. We had sea bream/dorado/tsipouri whatever you want to call it and it was perfect. Moderately priced at 50 Euros for two mains, drinks and complimentary raki.

Thank JoFCP
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried the salmon with dry beans, risotto with oysters and i highly recommend the shrimp pie! Worth visiting!

Thank Thomas Z
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great place to enjoy good food ... best fish Resteraunt in Elounda with an amazing out of town situation.. big thanks to all staff... we will be back!!!

Thank Martin S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to add anything new to the stellar reviews for Kanali which have been posted by other Advisors. I have been in Elounda for four days and have chosen to visit Kanali on three occasions. It's that good. On each visit I let the staff make my selections and all have been wonderful. ... Perhaps the best fish I... More 

Thank JD111
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unquestionably the best meal we have had while holidaying in this area knowledgeable friendly staff in all an enjoyable experience

Thank immediatecars

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +302841042075

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