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Dounias

Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 065083
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Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“goat” (74 reviews)
“bread” (69 reviews)
“lamb” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
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1 - 10 of 533 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved that they took their time to make the food (slow cooked before we came); especially when it came to goat with herbs or lamb with potatoes they really put a lot of effort and it was very obvious in the taste. Even...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 9106arun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a YouTube video by a guy named Mark Wiens, recommending this place. Decided to make the drive. The drive up was entertaining, very narrow roads, lots of switchbacks, and the sheep and goats wander freely in the road. when we got there the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shannon_from_NM
Reviewed November 25, 2018

I can honestly say this was the most memorable meal we had in Greece. We visited Dounias as part of a private tour and are so glad we did. Everything's grown/raised locally and cooked over a wood fire. No menus here; just a parade of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Extraordinary place in the mountains. Some Dutch friends told us about it one drunken evening in Vamos. They gave us directions.....drive along the "motorway" to the hospital exit, turn left, up into the mountains and when you find the goats its just past there....!! Seemed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RichCotswoldChap
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Dounias is a traditional taverna close to the mountain village of Drakona in Western Crete. The cooking is all done on wood fires and this is not tourist food, so if you want pizzas etc, it's not for you. The outside seating area looks down...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patricia S
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food fresh from the owner’s farm. Amazing owner who takes pride in his food and restaurant concept. Wonderful Drive up into the mountains. Memorable meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pizz_NYC
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

One of the locals recommended Dounias and said that they cooked in clay pots on wood fire. The owner had a tour group there when we arrived and still managed to spend time with my wife and I. This is a true gem in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Britt A
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Best meat of my life! Great view. Amazing food. Very friendly people. Passionate about his food. All food is from his own farm! No meat, herbs, vegestables, oil or wine is store bought! Everything is from his own backyard/farm

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank S H
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We found this place based on trip advisor only to find it superceeded our expectations! The salad was amazing .... way better than traditional Greek salad ... mountain herbs , raisins , potatoes with skins , beetroot etc ... The aubergine was full of flavour...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Evergreen8888
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We have seen this place on TV, we have read many reviews and we wanted to have a try. As we stayed in Plakias area it was a bit long trip there, so we visited the botanical garden first and then we made so amazing...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank warman_cz
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healthychi
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Lindakhigh | Reviewed this property |
I’m a reviewer not the chief/owner. You need to contact them directly. Hope you had a good meal.
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Pathfinder786180
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Anthony22LL | Reviewed this property |
Sure, please email my site or call 860-257-0700. thanks again lucas
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eliana_tang
April 21, 2018|
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Response from JeffreyPedersen | Reviewed this property |
It may be difficult to find reliable public transportation. It is in a very small village on a not very important road.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$11 - $23
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Drakona
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 065083
  • E-mail
Description
Ntounias restaurant is a traditional Cretan restaurant with authentic tastes cooked in the wood oven, even the bread is hand made and cooked in the restaurant. Most ingredients are taken from the family farm and many are harvested from the neighboring area. Stelios is a unique person with love for life and cooking, and this spirit you can see, smell and taste in his food! When you visit Ntounias, take your time as we will produce to you to taste our plates, which are different every day. The restaurant is located at Drakona village, east of Therisso village at Keramia, Chania prefecture in west Crete.
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