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Elia & Diosmos

The Center, Skalani, Crete 715 00, Greece
+30 281 073 1283
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fennel pie” (7 reviews)
“lamb meat” (2 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Center, Skalani, Crete 715 00, Greece
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

As a group we visited this restaurant at the recommendation of our hotel - what an amazing experience! The food was so delicious and the restaurant staff/owners so welcoming and great hosts of the region! Thank you for a wonderful meal, and an amazing experience!

Thank karenroland
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Really good traditional Greek food that comes with a smile and a nice wine. Highly recommend ! Musaka is really good and try the fenel pie. You won't regret it.

Thank ArnonGold
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Eggplant was great...as was the lamb and beef stew. The owner is charming as well.

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. Friendly waitstaff, wifi, and good vegetarian options. We liked the fennel pie especially.

Thank Eastlight108
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

After an unfortunate accident while touring the Venetian castle and an unexpected trip to the hospital, we were quite late returning to our hotel at the winery. We were afraid nothing would be open but this lovely restaurant in Scalani was a great find. I...More

Thank kathleenP1956
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We came, we ate and we fell in love. The place is located on a nice little square with many friendly dogs running around. The restaurant is fully renovated but with a subtle touch of old cretan decoration, the space to eat outside is really...More

Thank Estella G
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We over-ordered because everything was so delicious. Absolutely wonderful place, worth a detour - especially if you're going wine tasting in the area.

Thank Isabel B
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Neo-Cretan tavern with large, unjustified, popularity, in the village of Skalani, next to Iraklio, Crete. To BE AVOIDED! Terrible and impolite service, absence of any sense of hospitaltiy, and lack of payment with credit or debit cards (illegal?) Since many many years I enjoy Cretan...More

2  Thank George D
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

We went here, because the Lonely Planet recommended it after Knossos. So did everyone else around us. The food really is good, nothing to give out about, tasty sweet lamb, delicious Moussaka, awesome baklava. Yet, the fennel pie was the best pf all, its site...More

Thank Alexa W
Reviewed April 11, 2017

It was a surprise to see such a welcoming place among the small towns in the hills. We were on our way to Boutari Winery and made a mental note of the location (plus it looked like the only decent place around). They graciously welcomed...More

2  Thank Cathy4030
Management response:Responded May 2, 2017
Google Translation

Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ για την κριτική και για το χρόνο που αφιερώσατε. Η γνώμη σας είναι πολύ σημαντική για εμάς...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Center, Skalani, Crete 715 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Skalani
  • Phone Number: +30 281 073 1283
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"Elia kai Diosmos" is a welcoming restaurant, starring the award-winning chef Argyro Barda, who welcomes food lovers from all over the world since 2006. Unfold the secrets of cretan and mediterranean cuisine and enjoy unforgetable moments in Skalani, Crete.
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