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“beautifull restaurant a MUST VISIT when you are in Crete.”

Thea Family Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 119 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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).
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“beautifull restaurant a MUST VISIT when you are in Crete.”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

went with my girlfrend exellend food & service.we tryed the fresh fish and the jumbo prawns which both were exellent..dont forget thw chocolate cake with ice cream see you soom again.

  • Visited September 2012
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Great food great atmosphere great place”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Excellent restaurant as always been several times before and wil go again! Very generous and friendly owner.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best dessert in town”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by our girlfriends parents. On our first visit my girlfriend was feeling a little unwell and we thought the food didn't really make much of an impact, other than the amazing crepe suzettes. This also may have been our fault as we picked quite "safe" if rather bland choices, chicken and pork souvlakis.

The dessert drew us back however and we were a bit more adventurous second time round, and the food was absolutely beautiful. The fresh sea bream was cooked perfectly and filleted at the table. The pork medallions were very tender and cooked in a lovely mild mustard sauce.

Manolis is an excellent host, making us feel warm and welcome and the making of the crepe suzettes complete with a nice relaxed commentary from him was great fun and quite hypnotic to watch. He also provided us with a free round of drinks and despite being absolutely stuffed brought out a plate of watermelon and grapes which although delicious, we simply couldn't eat.

It's a little out of town, although very convenient for the Elounda Bay Palace and Elounda Beach. It's worth a walk if you want a break from the similarity of the waterfront restaurants in the marina. It might be slightly more expensive but not significantly and you get what you pay for. We will be heading back here when we go to Elounda again next year.

Visited September 2012
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Whilst walking into the village of Elounda from our five star hotel, we passed the Thea Restaurant and saw the Trip Advisor Cerificate of Excellence next to the menu and vowed to come back that night. I must say that we nearly passed by, as the place was completely empty when we returned. Thank goodness we didn't. Although we were alone all night with most people going past to one of the overpriced waterside restaurants in the centre of the village, we had the best meal of our week in Crete at Thea. The owner produced a huge fresh sea bass for my wife while I, who always likes to eat the speciality of the locallity, had the lamb dish. Both of these were great but the fresh veg straight from his garden made the whole meal a treat.

The owner of Thea's was very friendly and we ended up discussing the political and economic situation in Greece over a glass of complimentary brandy. The only disappointment was for him and his lack of trade.

  • Visited August 2012
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“They treat you like family with grandma cooking!!!”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Anytime I'm in Crete I must go there THE BEST!!!! I had their octopus Great,The salads were the nicest looking in Greece with amazing flavor .You must give Thea a try if your in area close to Spinalonga

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