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“Perfect Spot.”

Lotus Eaters Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $74
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Perfect Spot.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Standing looking out from the marina Lotus Eaters is in the far right corner of the bay. Danny and his small team will look after you with superb food and service to match. We went there on a recommendation from someone in our hotel and we were not disappointed. Great views from your table across the bay.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Amazing little secret spot....real Greek experience on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Drove up the coast to Elounda on a whim and hoped to find a proper Greek lunch on our road trip. Epic epic find. Met at the entrance with a smile from a smart 'host' looking gentleman who frequently checked on us and knew the menu back to front. It soon became apparent this guy was in fact the co-owner and his knowledge of the area and the food on the plate only added to the experience.

Amazing staff genuinely interested in providing a great time for guests, an obviously Greek (if not, then super impressive) chef from the quality of the local food, and a perfect location overlooking the water make for a truly memorable day.

While you are here follow the staffs directions to local hidden gems, Go see Beautiful Spinalonga from Plaka. And even take the 10 minute drive up to the wind farm and see the island and Elounda in all it's glory.

Lotus eaters is something you will want to keep a secret but is so good you will want to share it. Couldn't recommend a place any higher than this. Well done Lotus Eaters :)

P.s if you are lucky a rad Greek musician will serenade your meal. Throw him some euros if you enjoyed it.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Great people, great food, great views ... simply the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We loved this taverna so much that we travelled from Sisi twice to eat here. The food is fantastic with a good balance of flavours. Not overdone or cordon bleu - just hearty, home-cooked Greek fare. The white chocolate cheesecake is simply to die for and Dan actually made a lemon sorbet for my son due to his dairy allergy. We pre-ordered roast leg of lamb for our last night in Crete and only wish we had larger appetites because it was delicious. Everything about Lotus Eaters was fabulous - the breathtaking views, the outstanding service from staff, and the fantastic food. We enjoyed a superlative dining experience, and we will be back, hopefully sooner rather than later. Do not leave Crete without eating here!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Having been blown away by the quality of food (and wine) on this island we stumbled across Lotus Eaters, purely by chance and without a doubt it was the best of the best. The friendly and professional service, intimate atmosphere and gorgeous view, makes this the perfect place for lunch or dinner (we did both).

  • Visited April 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

On can taste the freshness in the ingredients and the passion put into the cooking and the dedication to the restaurant by Dan and Andreea. A small jewel of a restaurant tucked at the end of promenade. Give it a try, we definitely recommend it!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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