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Venizelou st., Paleochora, Crete 545 00, Greece
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is superb. The food is authentic, homemade, outrageously fresh Cretan fare. It is by far the best establishment in a very commercial and busy town. The atmosphere in the outdoor garden dining area is spectacular, and I ate here almost every night for a week and a half. If you go to Paleochora, this is a MUST. I... More 

Thank Greg B
Prague, Czech Republic
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

During our stay in Paleochora we visited several restaurants but Aposperida was our favourite. Actually we had discovered this tavern in Dumond Guide Book where Aposperida is recommended. We liked sitting in the restaurant garden and enjoyed the atmosphere of the taverna. The quality of the food is very good. We tasted several foods including tsatsiki, staka and snails. But... More 

Thank 62Pavel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was located bang opposite the hotel we stayed at. Off the beaten track from the other bars & restaurants so quieter. We didn't actually eat here but had a drink in the beautiful garden with Olive trees & shrubs all lit at night. Enchanting & other people in the hotel said the food was very good!

1 Thank Twinkle56
Rome, Italy
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Good cretan tavern. Quite garden, warm ambient, not fast service but pretty nice. Usual traditional dishes, salads, meats, few fish. Coq au vin above the average. Excellent tzatziki: over the top. Price below the line. Go!

Thank Fabio690724
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Back again to Paleochora and, of course, Aposperida! We decided to try out the competition (which shall remain nameless) for the first time in years. We have hitherto remained totally loyal to Aposperida, believing that it is unbeatable, but this time felt it was time to sample food elsewhere. The restaurants visited did not prove terrible, by any means, it's... More 

1 Thank indiansummer12
Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Outdoor seating under trees, very intimate. Excellent lamb chops and Salad of the season. This restaurant has just one red wine, and it was a perfect fit to the food and the surroundings.

2 Thank drengen
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A lovely taverna with a garden set under the shade of olive trees. Set away from the main area just opposite the Libyan Princess hotel, it is a lovely spot to enjoy a good taverna meal. Food is delicious home cooked Greek food,& the ambience is traditional friendly.

1 Thank happysept09
Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Paleochora is a very remote fishing village on the south part of Crete. During summer there are allot of choices for food. I was there on January, and the choices are very limited. The only place that offers real local cuisine during the winter is this restaurant. The food is good with local flavor, local (not very refined) wine, and... More 

1 Thank Nikos C
Bromley, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a 'real' Cretan taverna with an excellent range of genuine Cretan cuisine. The location is lovely, in a beautiful and atmospheric garden where you really feel as though you're having the real Greek experience. Prices are low, many local people eat here. I found the service both friendly and attentive. You'll find it on the outskirts of the... More 

1 Thank Marcus S
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

we returned to pale this September and called in to have a meal we were so pleased with the place that we returned four or five nights of our fortnight stay still good place to dine out very pleasant spot to eat under the olive trees

1 Thank lefteris52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Venizelou st., Paleochora, Crete 545 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Paleochora
  • Phone Number: 2823041822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?