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“A little gem!”
Review of Katafygio

Katafygio
Ranked #45 of 122 Restaurants in Elounda
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We dined at Katafygio on three of our seven nights as it was a short walk from our hotel, the Akti Olous. We were made VERY welcome and treated like royalty on each visit! We only bought a main course and litre carafe of very good red wine, but were treated to complimentary ice cream or fruit, cinnamon tea and brandy! The menu is extensive, but the Greek dishes are truly outstanding. My personal favourite was Stifado, which was on a par with any I have eaten! Service was friendly and attentive, but not overpowering. Prices were reasonable, amounting to around 25 Euros per night for the two of us. I would strongly recommend anyone staying in Elounda to give this little gem a try.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The staff were very friendly. The location overlooking the bay is perfect and slightly cooler because of the breeze. The food was excellent and there's plenty of choice. I'm vegetarian but my mum had the fish of the day, an enormous filet from a huge tuna-like fish. Afterwards they brought us banana ice cream and a delicious cinnamon liqueur as a little extra.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Elounda just has to be one of our favourite places in Crete and we have spent many enjoyable evenings at the Katafygio where there is always a warm welcome from Nicos. The choice of food is fantastic and delicious, brought to our table by very friendly waiters. As the hotel where we were staying was close by we would often call in for drinks and a chat. The surrounding scenery is absolutely stunning and once you have visited this lovely taverna you will want to go again! Will definitely pay many more visits to the Katafygio on our next holiday to Elounda.

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1  Thank Audrey P
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I reviewed this taverna last year & this year it's just as good. We ate here 4 times during our 2 weeks & stopped in for drinks on a couple of other occasions. Nicos, the owner is always so warm & welcoming that with absolutely no pressure you want to give him your custom. The food is superb & the staff are friendly, helpful & efficient. When you ask for your bill be prepared to wait for a while because they will bring you complimentary ice-cream, then a cinnammon tea & then a liqueur or maybe even a metaxa will arrive with the bill.
We went there for lunch on our last day & Nicos gave us his telephone number with an offer to help if we had any problems finding accommodation next year. Oh & a litre of his house red wine to remind us of Elounda in cold & wet England.
We'll be back to see him next year. You should give him a try.

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1  Thank mike30542
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We´ve been to Elounda 3 times now and we always get back to the Katafygio! The owner invites you saying: " Welcome to the most romantic place on Crete!" So you have to try...
What you get:
Great seaview, really tasty food and the best and most caring waiters :)
If you go to Elounda you have to try this restaurant, it feels like coming home.
At night they have a disco inside where you should try some cocktails- they´re lovely.
So if you go there, send greetings to everybody from Laura and Esther (Germany)

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1  Thank Laura U
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