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Alekos Taverna

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Odos Stefanidi, Vori, Crete 702 00, Greece
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+30 2892 091094
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Starogard, Poland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Cosy place. Excellent food. Very nice owners. You can try local food prepared just specially for you. It takes little bit time but surroundings is so nice that you wwill never notice that you are waiting, apart of fact that food is worth to wait.

3 Thank gregskim2016
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We found this restaurant by coincidence one evening, loved it and returned for lunch the following day. The hospitality was excellent and the food above average. The secluded garden is very relaxing.

1 Thank Capparis
Vienna, Austria
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

freshly grated cucumber tsatsiki, potatoes and eggs in cretan salad still warm, best charcoal grilled (?) lamb-chops in our life, olive-oli-pan-fried aubergines slightliy crisp and heavenly melting on your tongue, wonderful baked peppers from the oven made from fresh (!) peppers still sizzling when brought to the table, elegant lamb stew with artichoke, heavanly crisp slightly salty mint-perfumed fresh-cheese-pies with... More 

3 Thank chiccomontanus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This was honestly the best food we had during our holidays. The restaurant is super authentic and has a familiar atmosphere. The food was well seasoned and extremely delicious. Highly recommended!

Thank Sarah C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

the place is absolutely beautyful and well cared of the service ist professional and friendly the food is excellent, all fresh and prepared when you order

3 Thank Madeleine S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Small but thoughtful menu in a beautiful garden setting in this quiet village off the beaten track. Excellent complimentary tzatziki before our main courses - generous amounts and well executed. We would definitely return and would have visited again if staying close. The nearby church is very pretty too - and this is where the restaurant is signposted from. There's... More 

1 Thank Debbie J
Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

We went here to eat before visiting the Minoan Palace at Festos and were very glad we arrived early as otherwise we might never have made it to the palace. The owner speaks good English and makes you feel very welcome. The garden is beautiful, full of trees, shrubs and flowers and it would have been very easy just to... More 

1 Thank Pam M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

If you are really want to discover what is Cretan cuisine and taste unique plates with the best local ingredients, this is the place. Mister Alekos runs a family restaurant more a gathering in a nice backyard full of trees. You can smell.and taste some of the lovely fruits and herbs. All of the plates are cooked with passion and... More 

Thank Charalampos D
Vineland, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

It is worth going to the small village of Vori to eat at Alekos Taverna. The food is fantastic. The oven baked feta, the stuffed peppers, the mushrooms in cream and the sword fish were among our favourites. We could actually list everything on the menu, as everything we had was superb. The owner and his wife obviously care very... More 

1 Thank vinelanddave
Staten Island, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great taverna, beautiful garden, amazing food. Probably the simplest meal I had in Greece, but everything was of such high quality and prepared so perfectly that it transcended our expectations (which other Cretan restaurants had built quite high). From speaking to the owners we also learned more about contemporary life in Crete than we had in our previous two weeks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
Mediterranean, Greek, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Odos Stefanidi, Vori, Crete 702 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Vori
  • Phone Number: +30 2892 091094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?