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Kanali Restaurant

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Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kanali is not located amond all the other retaurants in Elounda port. You have to look for it. We rented a self driing motor boat and enjoyed the great Elonda Bay area, and decided to stop for light lunch at Kanali. There was a good place to hook your boat and we had a great view of the sea, Elonda... More 

Thank alonaben
Milan, Italy
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super delicious. Very fresh and very tasty. In the end you pay for what you get. Lovely location and service excellent.

Thank Talesfromabove
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is the best in the area and is probably the best seafood restaurant I've ever been to. Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection and the location is second-to-none with the canal, views and ancient mosaic. We ate here several times with the highlight being the salt crusted Sea Bass that was just superb... Their Tzatziki and fried... More 

Thank BigBadBobbieBrown
Bridport, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch here and for an evenings dinner during our stay. We have eaten at some great places but for us this was top top quality. Yes it can seem expensive but if you only go once for a special occasion it's worth it . The situation kanali is in means it must prove how good it is or... More 

Thank winters1
Worksop, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

brilliant restaurant would advise anybody to go Excellent food large portions staff very friendly and helpful

Thank wilmad1965
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here on our first night and unfortunately our reservation had not been made so sat near the bar away from the sea. Obviously a very popular restaurant as all tables were booked, a unique location. We decided on the garlic prawns and shared sea bass in the salt crust. Both very good and as fresh as you can... More 

Thank Sarah T
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far our best meal in Crete. The restaurant setting is so romantic on the water with beautiful lighting. The service was amazing and the food was excellent. We had the sea bass which was the best we had the whole week we were there. They really got all the bones out which I find quite impressive. The mussels were... More 

Thank wanderscout
London, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this restaurant many times, but it has now reached seafood perfection. We had lunch there with my brother and his wife, dining on several meze dishes, calamari, sardines and, the jewel in the crown, soupia, cuttlefish cooked in its own ink, something not often seen on menus. Its was all fabulous. The restaurant is situated on the... More 

Thank catw0man55
Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fish restaurant by the canal in Elounda. Nice place to go for a quiet meal with beautiful views.

Thank JDLauderdale
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a 20 minute walk from the centre of Elounda, away from the more commercial restaurants around the port. We visited twice in our 4 day stay and throughly enjoy both meals. Mussels and red snapper (grilled and served with steamed vegetables and an olive oil and lemon sauce) bread and half a carafe of very good local white wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?