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“A gem.”

The Hope To Rakadiko Tou Kamari
Ranked #3 of 122 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 July 24, 2014

We ate here on numerous occassions and loved every meal! The staff are exceptional and the views are outstanding. We found that The Hope was about half the price of eating on the bay so it's well worth the short walk. The food is very traditional and was always delicious. Can't wait to go again next year. Annie and Wayne x

1  Thank annie j
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

The great example of Cretan hospitality. Owners were really welcoming and the suggestion to try the pork "apaki" was certainly worth it. The view was also marvelous and at the end of the night we were also treated with delicious halva followed by a cretan mantinada especially for Cyprus.

3  Thank Kyriacos C
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Called here for a drink after a long midday walk in the sun from Elounda Blu Hotel. Beer cold, staff welcoming, view terrific, complimentary meze tasty. A small but perfectly formed gem, our experience better for the serendipity of its discovery.

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are looking for something really authentic, with basic but great Cretan food, served by "the whole family" with a sincerity that you could only wish for, then visit this place.

It is in the small village Mavrikiano just outside Elounda, so basically a 5 minutes (steep) walk from the strip of resturants at the Elounda harbour.
Husband, wife, mother and we believe a cousin in the kitchen, welcomes you with open arms, to this small restaurant, that seats around 30 people.

The menu is simple - the daily specials are attractive, and the prices are more than fair, tip them - they really deserve it :-)

The terrasse has a fantastic view of the bay of Elounda, and it was a real pleasure (for once) to be in a taverna where every single table was booked all night. We have seen so many tavernas being almost empty during our week here in Elounda - and we truly believe it is due to the increase in all-inclusive hotels in the area. So it was such a relief to finally be in place, and get the feeling that tourists like us, are still looking for the "true local experience".

If we ever come back to Elounda - we will be going to "The Hope" again!!

1  Thank Malene S
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had an early dinner at the Hope.
The place is very nice, the stuff is kind and welcoming.
The view is extaordiner , with a best lookout upon Elunda Bay.
The food was O.K. , tasty and fresh ( the ribs were not something to tell about ...).
In general - Very refreshing dinner - we recommend this Resterant for any one that had enough of all the touristic places that are located all around Elunda Coust and Igios Nicolas.
It was hard to find the place, due to the fact that the location according the map show a location at the middle of Elunda Bay.....
Location: You should fined the "Hope" at Mavrikiano Village. Drive about one kilometer north of Elunda. Then You should make a sharp left turn , and drive about 1 kilometer up the hill.
You will enjoy it a lot , Best place for breakfast lunch or Dinner.

1  Thank Rami B
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