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Violakis 1967

Damnoni beach | near Plakias Rethymno, Damnoni, Crete 740 60, Greece
+30 2832 031685
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lamb chops” (2 reviews)
“bolognese” (2 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
Open Now
1:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Damnoni beach | near Plakias Rethymno, Damnoni, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant. Nice view! Helpfull and serviceoriented staff. Best food and service! You should try it!

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here many times, for lunch and for dinner, but until now i had not given them any review. In my opinion they really deserve top score. I have not tried any meal here that i did not like. Very High standard on the...More

1  Thank Åke B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice during this visit and still as good as 2yrs ago. Wonderful home cooked authentic Cretan food, big portions, lovely flavours and excellent service. Very good value would thoroughly recommend.

1  Thank Wheelerl5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family run taverna. Very clean ( including toilets!). Food is perfect. Mousaka made from beef (o.k. not from lamb but stepped away from pork solution served in tourist areas) Kind staff, affordable prices. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Balázs C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great people, amazing combination with the nearby beach. We had the best salmon fillet ever and rabbit in lemon sauce. Very efficient, friendly service and we could continue sunbathing afterwards

Thank Αννα Θ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here a few times for dinner and had always a good time. The food is delicious and the service very good. In addition, the view is amazing! Definitely a recommendation.

Thank Lasse S
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I suspect all the Damnoni tavernas are equally good but I certainly can't fault Violakis. Good food, good setting and excellent service with the ever smiling Maria. I know nothing is free in this life but the bread comes with a pepper dip and olives...More

1  Thank ianScotland
Reviewed May 30, 2017

I had a great time at Violakis and kept coming back. The food is really nice, typical greek but they like to try different things as well. Love the setting of the restaurant and view to the sea. And the staff is the best! Definitely...More

1  Thank Jutta V
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Me and my family we had a great evening at violakis restaurant ...We order Sea Bream and Tuna fish grilled..It was really amazing the taste and especially the lemon sauce and the grilled vegetables..We close our evening with much raki and fresh fruits...thank you so...More

1  Thank Refik T
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

I Love The Restaurant it is delicious amazing view very friendship staff. Typical crete kitchen. Very very recommendable.

1  Thank Hubertus R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $29
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Damnoni beach | near Plakias Rethymno, Damnoni, Crete 740 60, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Damnoni
  • Phone Number: +30 2832 031685
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