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“Magnificent! Shame it is part of the Blue Palace”

The Blue Door Taverna
Ranked #47 of 119 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Description: Incorporating the resort's signature color, the Blue Door is a typical Greek Taverna with a spectacular beach-front location. As part of its mission to remain true to island roots, the Blue Palace Resort & Spa has transformed an old fisherman's stone house into the renowned Blue Door Taverna. The top-quality, traditional Greek cuisine features a daily catch from the local fishermen, cooked over the open grill accompanied by Greek Meze. The Story behind Blue Blue is the color of Greece, the color of our flag, the color of the Aegean, the color of all the Greek islands.. In the old days when most of the men from the islands went to make a living from the sea, their women would wait anxiously for their return. To ward off the evil spirits, they would paint the doors of their homes blue, as they believed that this color would protect them from the evil eye and bring their husbands back safely to them. Cretan Feast Guests will have the opportunity to discover a unique ritual, the Cretan Feast: large bonfires will be lit at our private beach for the slow cooking of the famous “antikristo” lamb. Authentic local delicacies will be prepared on the spot; all under the distinct tunes of Cretan lyra. Guest will enjoy this unique cultural and gastronomical experience, while rejoicing in a landscape of breathtaking beauty by the sea and enjoying the unmatched facilities and unparalleled service of Blue Palace.
Richmond, Australia
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“Magnificent! Shame it is part of the Blue Palace”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This place is great! Though it is hard to believe it is part on one of the most dysfunctional resorts I have ever visited.
The Blue Door is a brilliant restaurant, unfortunately, it is part of the Blue Palace Resort which does everything it can to ruin your holiday.
We found sanctuary by eating here and avoiding the rest of the resort as the resort staff just stuffed everything up and it became pointless even trying to ask them to perform the most simplistic tasks.

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