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8 Omirou | Old Village, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently sat here with my partner. Its a little strange to try and get to but its so worth it. Its a beautiful place, amazing atmosphere and attentive friendly staff. The food has been incredible, so delicious with huge portions beyond our expectations. I wouod definitely recommend this place to everyone

Thank Fergus T
Hook, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beaitful restaurant in the old town, rustic and adorable decorations! The service was friendly and incredibly fast, especially considering ours was a party of 9, and the food was delicious and reasonably priced! Plenty of locals were eating at the same time as us and was recommended by our hotel owners

Thank meganshefford
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We searched this restaurant out following reviews on this site. We both had the kleftiko and this was disappointing. However, our waiter made up for this with a free delicious orange pudding and acknowledged our concerns about the kleftiko, which was dry and not up to standard. The starters were delicious and this was post referendum night and we had... More 

Thank lovingcrete2016
Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Quaint restaurant, very nice rustic decoration and seating. Decent service good moussaka and very nice steak. Free raki. Only downside was i thought the litre of house white was not a full litre but i didn't have my measuring guage with me so i could be wrong. Clean toilets. Reasonable prices. Very good chocolate and orange home made tart. Locals... More 

Thank pedrito65
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Greek cuisine is delicious and the price is well worth it. Chocolate mousse cake is fingerlicking. Good service

Thank Sandra D
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Kalesma is one of those small hidden treasures at old town of Malia. Love the relaxing atmosphere and nice typical greek setting of the place. Meals served are not typical ones as those offered at other restaurant of this type. But definitelly they are very tasty.Together with friendly and helpful staff it is a wonderful place to have a dinner... More 

Thank Katarina K
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here while on holiday, the food was very nice, the staff were very friendly and helpful with reasonable prices as well

Thank Mark8823
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Very nice place. Gentle serving, good athmosphere, Greek culinary food, homely, cosy, tasteful decor. A place for romance, families and friends. The owner has run this restaurant since 1995. It's cosy arranged, with handicraft glas lamps. Placed in the old part of town. Fair prices.

Thank Gitte N
Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

An absolutely stunning restaurant but a shame about the food it was very tasteless it didn't live up to the settings

Thank daveski750
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

This lovely little restaurant can be found in the Old Town Malia, lovely atmosphere and really nice people. The retaurant itself is on a quiet location, staff are really nice. They serve really nice local wine which I would recommend and the food delicious! A must visit if you like cretan food or would like to try!

Thank Erzsebet N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Omirou | Old Village, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia
Lovely choice of food, both greek and international. One of the best restaurants in the Old Village of Malia. Nice ambience, good music, good wine!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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