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“A wonderful place to be” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hope - Rakadiko tou Kamari

The Hope - Rakadiko tou Kamari
Ranked #3 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $17
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cretan traditional food
Lutterworth
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Hope is a highlight of our time in Elounda, it is a traditional, family Taverna which has been in the family since the 1920s, the menu tells you the fascinating history.

It is a meze restaurant, we have tried many of the choices and it is always delicious as is the house wine. The cheese balls and shrimp saganaki are delicious as are the vine leaves and village greens.

The service is friendly and relaxed, the views over Elounda are stunning from all the tables. It is wise to book if you want a front row table in an evening.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Authentic food, great view, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. This place is high on the hill from Elounda and offers an amazing view of the town. It is a short walk from the town but with steep sections in places.
On arrival the host welcomed us warmly with a handshake and the resident cat also welcomed us with a series of meows. The restaurant is small but we arrived early and managed to get a table outside without booking. It quickly filled up though so I would advise booking.
The food was very tasty and was the most authentic Greek food we have had. There were a number of locals dining too so we think this is always a good indication of a restaurants quality that does not just aim at the tourist market.
It was very good value and very generous portions.
Upon leaving the hosts thanked us warmly and again shook our hands. They made us feel very welcome throughout. We would recommend this restaurant highly for an authentic Greek experience with great views and lovely staff.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Fantastic Restaurant we visited many times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great food, great staff, great views, great everything, cannot say enough good things about this place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrew S
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

Absolutely the most perfect setting especially if staying in Elounda. A short walk up the mountain to be rewarded with the friendliest staff, excellent local food and unbelievable views. Book a table - one near the open window is best.

Visited July 2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing view, food was good. Friendly people but long waits at night and cats everywhere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Amazing view, food was good. Friendly people but long wait at night and cats everywhere. Hidden but great view and overall a cute place to eat at.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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