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Elia & Diosmos

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Mediterranean, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am fortunate to have some wonderful Cretan friends who love food... I was taken to this restaurant for lunch today... I live to eat, and people who understand that will empathise when I tell you that I was dancing in my seat as each...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Jane H
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Staying nearby, we decided to try this restaurant that has a reasonably good reputation on TripAdvisor. Compared to dozens other restaurants we have tried over the past week, this one was really not better than ok. Service was great, the owner has had this restaurant...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed May 3, 2019

We visited Crete in early April and some restaurants were still closed for the season so I emailed Elia & Diosmos to make sure they would be open for lunch after our visit to nearby Knossos. They replied immediately and assured us they are open...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mahendra F
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Best cretan food in heraklion, a real gem. Do not waste your time and money elsewhere. I would have liked a small closing dessert, as is offered everywhere in Crete

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Aspa T
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

We came here early in the afternoon (12:30) on a Wednesday in November, and found it open and very welcoming, although we were the only ones there! The food we had was delicious - mushroom risotto, the baked eggplant (incredible!), bread, spreads, wine, and cheese...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Elia and Diosmos, in a charming village near Knossos, is well worth the detour. The meal we ate was the best of our trip, not just in Crete but in Athens also. The Minoan lamb and fennel pies were standouts, but every dish we tried...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Derjavny
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were honeymooning up the street and decided to try this restaurant. The food was great! We had the fried gruyere, risotto, and steak. All three were excellent! The restaurant has a cute outdoor patio and the staff is warm and friendly....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shabnam S
Αργυρώ Β, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elia & Diosmos, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleasent to offer you a great experience! Looking forward meeting you again!

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

After a very filling late lunch at Boutari, we ate at around 9pm at Elia & Diosmos. We opted for mains only and both chose Minoan Lamb washed down with 1/2 bottle of red house wine. The lamb was plentiful, tender and sweet, having been...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mak67
Αργυρώ Β, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elia & Diosmos, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleasent to offer you a great experience! Looking forward meeting you again!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

The avocado salad is deadly good! But the replacement beef tip stew I received when they ran out of my desired Mossakalaki was one of the best things I have ever tasted! Broiled in olive oil, potatoes and beef tips with feta cheese melted in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Amitava Michael K
Αργυρώ Β, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elia & Diosmos, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleasent to offer you a great experience! Looking forward meeting you again!

Reviewed June 23, 2018

A few kilometers south from the throngs of the Knossos palace lies Skatani home to Kazanzakis. One might expect to find a run of the mill overpriced tavern. Instead it is a tavern worth the visit in its own right! Very relaxing (we went Sunday...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Αργυρώ Β, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elia & Diosmos, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you very much for your review and it was our pleasure to serve you! Looking forward seeing you again!

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