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“Good food and great views”
Review of Despina Taverna

Despina Taverna
Ranked #4 of 123 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue, Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Only a short, pleasant walk from the centre of Elounda along by the sea. There are fantastic views from this restaurant across the bay - but be warned, there are some pretty steep steps up to the restaurant! The food was very good and everyone enjoyed their meals. There were some nice touches too such as some dips provided with the bread on the table, and some delicious little cakes at the end of the meal. The service was a little slow, but if you're after a relaxed meal with good food in a stunning location, this shouldn't bother you overmuch!

(But don't count on the street lights having been improved - take a torch, they've been a work in progress for at least 5 years!!!)

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Thank kendrafortune
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Excellent food, fantastic views and value for money!! Staff very friendly and hospitable. Food delicious! Amazing views of Elounda. One of the best in town!!

Thank Geo689
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

This resturant reopened in 2012 and has fantastic views across the bay of Elounda.

The food is good value and very tasty serving many local dishes. The restaurant is smart and well presented with friendly staff.

Thank PMRCambridge
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Wonderful food, the staff are so nice nothing is too much trouble. The views overlooking the bay and Elounda are spectacular. Access is up a steep slope but it's worth it for the service and the view. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Winnie680
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We tried a few restaurants in Elounda, but at the end we kept coming back to Despina which is so far the best place in the area to eat. The taverna offers stunning views of the Elounda bay and a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. We tried different dishes and all were delicious. For a meal for two, which included a selection of 6/7 mezes (the portions are enough to fill you up) and wine or the local ouzo, we never spent more than 40€ and we always got up from the table full and happy! The service was fast and the guys really helpful and friendly. At the end of each meal they brought on the house cretean rakı which we really enjoyed. Great place :)

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Thank Ele O
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