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“Worth the Walk!”

The Hope To Rakadiko Tou Kamari
Ranked #3 of 123 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cretan traditional food
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We visited on recommendation and we were glad that we had been told about this little gem. It is a little of the beaten track, a little way up from the harbour, at the top of "cardiac hill". If you are fit to climb a fairly steep hill it is worth it when you get to the top.

It is a traditional Cretan kafenion, with everything cooked fresh and to an excellent standard. Really tasty food, cooked in a very small kitchen with a lovely host. We will definitely be back before returning to the UK.

The views were stunning and as Elounda were celebrating a local saint's day, the added bonus of a fireworks display from the harbour below.

2  Thank Anne-Marie K
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Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

If you can make the short climb up to this restaurant, you'll find it to be one of the finest eating establishments in town. Look beyond the simple, bohemian exterior for a warm welcome, great views and most importantly delicious food, all at a very reasonable price. Even the house red is well worth the €4

1  Thank Tim W
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

If you are in Elounda you must not miss the opportunity to visit this little traditional Greek gem of a restaurant/cafe at the top of the hill with beautiful views, food, prices, atmosphere and Maria!

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1  Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

It's difficult to get better hospitality than from the lovely young hosts that have this little taverna.

1  Thank Tworivers J
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Consistently one of my favourite spots, this little restaurant provides excellent service, wonderful food and beautiful views! Want to take in a traditional meal with the whole family? Head for the hope! Want to sneak away for a romantic dinner? Head for the hope! Want to cozy up to some raki & retsina in a small, charming hideout on a hill? Head for the Hope...you will not be disappointed!

1  Thank steven c
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