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“Yes, a hidden gem!”
Review of Palio Kantouni

Palio Kantouni
Ranked #1 of 119 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yes, a hidden gem!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

You would never know about the Palio Restaurent, previously know as the Kantouni unless someone like me tells you. As you walk out of Elounda towards Plaka, past the Manos apartments you will see a steep hill after about 500 yds where there is an abandoned truck near to the bottom of the hill. Go up the hill for about 300 yds and the Palio is on the right. Please don't let the hill put you off. I'm 70 and as long as you take your time it is not a problem and believe me well worth the effort. The views across Elounda bay are stunning and there is no doubt whatsoever that you're in typical Greek surroundings. This restaurant has just been take over by a wonderful Greek family whose food and hospitality are second to none, and the prices more than reasonable. Do try the Palio (Kantouni). You'll be so pleased you did!

  • Visited September 2013
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warsash
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Romantic restaurant”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

There is a lovely atmosphere and truly magical views from kantouni resturant. The food is fresh and tasty. The price very reasonable.the owners are very kind friendly
Definitely an hidden gem

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank glebon
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Burton on Trent
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Va Vay os [ Of course]”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We are delighted after the disappointment in June, that this wonderful, Creten gem is back in business.

The walk from town up the Marakavo road is well worth the effort and the views from this recently refurbished resturant are excellent, especially as the tree has been chopped!

Marinos and Triantafyllos are superb hosts and will make you very welcome.

The whole feel of the place is great and the menu, although not extensive, is ideally geared for a meze style meal if you so wish.

Everything we had was wonderful, but the courgettes are tremendous. The spicy pork, and oh we could go one!

The resturant has had a complete makeover, and the toilets are brand new.

The prices are brilliant and we can not wait to get back next year. Te leme tocrano.

  • Visited September 2013
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jersey
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were taken to this restaurant by a friend.The terrace is beautiful.The toilets are spanking new.The food was wonderful,and the bill was low. Will be back next year.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank louci
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

I am really happy that the Kantouni is back in business. The renovation was worthwhile - much nicer now. We spend some very enjoyable evenings with wonderful food, charming service accompanied by a nice view.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank NaniKriti
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