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Despina Taverna


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
$8 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Chania Crete for over 11 years. This was a trip to celebrate a birthday. We chose this restaurant as it was I within walking distance of where we were staying but were delighted to find it is an excellent restaurant. I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank F6400MXsuep
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

A little bit exclusive tavern, situated on the way to Plaka from Elunda. Delicious sea food. With great sea view.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kulana89
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We stopped in here for a 'drink only' one night in what is clearly a restaurant, they couldn't have been more welcoming, we booked a table for the following night. Very good authentic Greek food, very attentive quick service, lovely views - all for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

5 of us dined at Despina on the 8th October 2018. The staff were friendly, efficient & welcoming. The food was delicious. We are so pleased we chose to enjoy our last meal in Elounda there. Thank you

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elaine2510
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant tries to be something special but does not reach the heights of the Lotus Eaters. First impressions from outside were very good but once inside it started to go downhill. We were greeted by the head waiter and unfortunately it was not a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Davericho52
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This seafood restaurant is in a gorgeous location on the edge of Elounda, on the waterfront, with breathtaking views.. We walked in one night without a booking, and the staff were able to accommodate us. The staff were super kind and friendly. I had fennel...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eelaines
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Modern Greek Taverna with traditional food. I went there several times and I was always very pleased with the food and the welcoming staff. I tried the vine leaf, tomato meat balls, tzatsiki, grilled honey halloumi, greek bruscetta and a chicken skewer. Just beautiful but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Princess1805
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited Despina with friends last night and we had the perfect table with a memorable view of Elounda and the bay.Comibg towards the end of the season,restaurant was not busy.Service was good, very attentive( not too much).Good was very good..I had calamares, friends had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bladesman3
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I called in for our evening meal after reading good things on trip advisor. The place is excellent great views great food and outstanding people there serving you. The food and drink were both excellent and very reasonably priced. We will be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TrevorWalsh26
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The food is excellent, traditional Cretan food, including local seafood. The hospitality is warm and welcoming. And you cannot bear the views - spectacular water views.

Date of visit: September 2018
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August 11, 2017|
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Response from Sally C | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Heather R | Reviewed this property |
Yes we paid on card.
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Response from william w | Reviewed this property |
Afraid i do not know who the owner is. All i know it is a family and they have built up a very good reputation. (in a short time). The prices are very good. You have to book a table for the evening time, they are busy. The... More
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