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Despina Taverna

Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 041350
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banoffee pie” (11 reviews)
“beef liver” (7 reviews)
“potato salad” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect view... Very kind staff.. Delicious dishes.. We ordered risotto and a seafood pasta. Everything was fresh and served on time!

Thank ManHio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In researching our trip I read this was a must and to make reservations ahead of time. do it! the food was my favorite while here. We had great service as well. I's say the dress here is bit more upscale then other spots near...More

Thank nlibra777
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Our hotel recommended Despina Taverna for a birthday meal, they made the booking for us which ensured that we had a nice table at the front to enjoy the view. It was end of season October and as the restaurant is one of the more...More

Thank ThisgirlLondon
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We visited Despina twice during our week in Elounda. Excellent service, stunning location, day or night an amazing view. Most of all delicious fresh food. Beef liver with Rosemary, stuffed vine leaves and Red Snapper chosen ourselves from the fish cabinet. They give you some...More

Thank Janeanna1973
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Great food, loved All the dishes They have a lot of fresh fish I do think they were a bit expensive Romantic sundown food for couples recommended.. you do have to Make a reservation in busy months

Thank Iris K
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a superb fish lunch here. Wonderful views from terrace. Highly recommend. Quite expensive but well worth it.

Thank joy m
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Despina Taverna, and enjoyed the food. The restaurant has great views over Elounda bay. Most notably the staff were great. The waiters made a huge effort to make our 3 year old son feel special, making jokes and conversation. We enjoyed...More

Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Fresh fish! Great service, nice music and vibes. Realy consider prices. One of the best resturant in the area. :)

Thank אופיר א
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

This is the 4th time in this restaurant. The first time this year and they raised the praises. The food is good and fresh. The service is good and fast. But it is way too much expansive!

Thank Natalie Z
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We have been twice now. The first time was earlier this week for ka dlate lunch after walking back from plaka. We shared three starters and with bread this was more than ample for lunch. Sardines were divine and with the friendly welcome we decided...More

Thank Sarah T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041350
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On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
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