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Kanali Restaurant

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Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
+302841042075
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just outside Elounda, Kanali offers good local fish in a stunning location. Best to arrive before sunset to appreciate the splendour of the surroundings, looking south across the Gulf of Mirabello and north towards Spinalonga. Impressive variety of delicious seafood, and very good service.

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Thank Dimanche2013
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most beautiful place stunning view and the food is to die for!!..nices mussels and prawns ive tasted😊

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Thank elpitha76
San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited and had dinner - two families with 3 teenagers. First of all, getting to the restaurant was a scenic drive and the restaurant itself couldn't have been more stunning - the location right on the water, the views and the light! We didn't have reservations but we were accommodated anyway. Service was very professional, attentive without being obtrusive... More 

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Thank 3intent
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, great food and lovely location by the water. Four stars as for the second year in a row they ran out of dessert, but to be fair, on both occasions we got there quite late and were the last table to order.

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Thank NixAm
london, england
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This isolated restaurant on uninhabited Spinolonga is well worth a visit. The Sea Bass cooked in a salt crust is amazing and the unveiling of the cooked fish from the flaming crust is theatre in itself. The view back to the mainland is also a real treat. It is a popular place for lunch so might be good to book... More 

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Thank luxuryseeker99
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a real treat. We arrived for lunch by boat from the Elounda Beach Hotel pontoon. The setting has to be pretty unique. The taverna is located by a canal that sits across and under a causeway connecting large Spinalonga Island to the mainland. The tables are under cover and sited by the canal itself. The service is... More 

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1 Thank BrianAltman
Washington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, food delicious.seafood galore. Lovely original salads.waitors very well dressed.the perfect place to eat, sitting by the canal with fishing boats sailing past. I love this restaurant, never disapoints.

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Thank Alison G
Pershore, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely seafood and excellent service. Our Son was wowed by the fish feeding on bread. We had a Greek plate, 6 different Greek dishes (Meze) very enjoyable and the house wine was acceptable.

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1 Thank Sue K
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly surprised...very pleasantly...about the location, which is at the end of a causeway after a drive along the water's edge. Great setting and views. Restaurant itself retains a very rustic feel with tables plonked right on the water. Food excellent. We had the house speciality - salt crusted sea bass - and it was served at the table with the... More 

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Thank Shearmani
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a magical place! The food is exceptional, the location just as good. You must try the salt-baked fish!!! It's great for lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

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

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