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“One of our faves on Crete!”

The Blue Door Taverna
Ranked #46 of 128 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.
Reviewed October 23, 2018

A Greek Taverna in a beautiful setting in a beautiful, sprawling resort. Great food here. Traditional. Great wine list. A friendly, fun place with friendly and great service. We loved it.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Maybe better to try it during lunch time for the view! the Mousaka was beautiful and the selection of Mezze is suggested in a different way than usual. The menu has a wide selection of typical Greek food with a touch of fine dining. Good quality price also.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Great atmosphere and location with fab sea views. Food is superb and authentic Greek fare. Nice wine list and the the staff are so friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John D
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Some people might be cautious about the restaurant in the hotel, but this one is really best of the best. As very tiny restaurant - no, Greek Taverna on the sea shore. Amazing views, cozy atmosphere, delicious food (both sea food & meat!), friendly staff - this is all you need for a perfect day and vacation. We came there several times during the day and for a dinner - stunning! Haris, a restaurant manager, is a very hospitable and positive manager - you really feel like at home. RECOMMEND!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Don't miss that. Sitting close to the beach in a typical Greek restaurant watching the sun going down. What else ?

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JCB241
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