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“Food & service the best in Elounda.”

Thea Family Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $27
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 900 Meters From The Square Of Elounda On The Main Road To Agios Nikolaos Walking Time 10 - 15 Min. Distance from hotels Elounda Bay palace 5 min walk. Elounda Beach hotel 10 to 15 min walk. Elounda Mare hotel 15 to 20 min walk. Porto Elounda Mare 25 to 30 min walk. Elounda Domus 5 klm(taxi required) Elounda Blue Palace 6 klm (taxi required).
hull
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“Food & service the best in Elounda.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

Having visited Elounda & eating out quite a lot, we were drawn back to the Thea. The service from both Sue & Manolis was excellent. The food is absolutely brilliant , as others eating around us agreed. Pity the restaurant is on the opposite side to the village square as it would be packed every night ! Mind you good for us that it is ! Be sure if you visit Elounda definitely make sure you visit the Thea ( on the road out to Ag Nik ), you will not be disappointed. We are looking forward to visiting Elounda again this year & hopefully will be in the Thea every night.

  • Visited August 2010
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Manchester
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

I have just returned from the most amazing holiday in Elounda and Thea was the best restaurant by far we ate in during our stay. The food here is amazing and very good value for money - even the drinks aren't over priced as they are in so many of the others we tried.
The restaurant has a great atmosphere and nothing is too much trouble - very friendly and relaxed just as you imagine a Greek taverna should be.
We had a great time chatting with Manolis and Suzie and after having read The Island it was a real treat to see some pictures of the filming on Spinalonga in which Manolis was an extra. I can't wait to see it!
I really cannot recommend Thea enough - we will definately be back!
Try it for yourself, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Emma & Steven (Manchester)

  • Visited June 2011
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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“Excellent! Can't wait for our next visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2011

We visited Thea after reading other reviews. and we are glad we did.
Manolis is lovely, he won't mind if like us ( our first visit) you only want to have a drink or two, you are made just as welcome as people who are dining.

On our last evevning we ate at Thea and it was really nice and very relaxing I had the Beef with Grand (broad) Beans and my husband had the Grilled Chicken both were excellent.

For desert I had the Chocolate Cake with ice cream (made by Manolis's other half sorry I don't know her name ) and it was absolute heaven, so light and just melted in your mouth,I usually go for traditional Greek deserts as I love them but I certainly made the right choice that night.

We stayed at the Elounda Palm and Thea is on the left hand side of the road going into Elounda.

Even if you don't have time to have a meal it is well worth a visit, call in for an orange juice (fresh) very nice on a hot day walking to Elounda and back ( which is a pleasant walk along the seafront).

Manolis will make you very welcome, look forward to returnig again soon.

  • Visited June 2011
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glasgow
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“One of the best restaurants in Crete”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2011

This is a most delicious restaurant in Elounda with amazing food and fantastic service. The owner Manolis could not have been more helpful and friendly. Our car had a flat tyre one night coming back from a trip to the mountains and we stopped outside to ask if they would mind calling the hire company for us. Manolis rolled up his sleeves and within 10 minutes had changed the tire - he was just amazing and so kind and helpful. A great place for a wonderful meal and amazing greek hospitality. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2011
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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“ROMANTIC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2011

Theservice was excellent, and the food really good. The restaurant is a little distance from the town square, but is well worth the walk. It's about a 15 minute stroll. There is plenty to choose from on the menu, with lots of typical Greek dishes. The waiting staff were a joy, eager to please and very friendly.

  • Visited September 2010
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