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Taverna Elia

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257 Gerogiannidon | Next to The Football Field, Galatas, Crete 731 00, Greece
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302821031720
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very friendly and hospitable family tavern, they truly love what they do. Delicious cuisine with fresh ingredients carefully chosen from local small farms. The most of the clients are repeated and that's saying a lot! Thank you Giannis for the great afternoon!

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1 Thank Kostas T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I definitely felt in love with this tavern. Not too many words to describe it. Great food, true people, and cosy place :) just try it!

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Thank Valeria S
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here 3 times over our holiday, it is in the village of Galatas above the various coastal resorts west of Chania town. A really nice friendly, family atmosphere with a traditional Cretan menu. Extremely good value, and beats the coastal restaurants hands down. House wine good too.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were actually staying in Kalamaki and make the 15 minute walk from that area three times to eat at Elia! This traditional taverna is wonderful and is recommended for the authentic Cretan experience. Hearty, home-cooked traditional food and if you're lucky, you may meet their pet rooster! Definitely recommended - even the police officer we asked on the way... More 

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kent
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Most importantly you should know that this taverna is open all the year round and is often full of local people,an excellent recommendation.my advice is to read the menu by all means but ask the lovely Maria (the waitresses) what they have to offer which can turn up some delicious suprises! Elefteria and her husband Yannis do the cooking which... More 

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Thank welltravelled001
Chania Town, Greece
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very good traditional food for a good price! friendly and warm staff next to a big olive tree. All the meat dishes are very well cooked and served, especially the pork shank! Quite and pleasant environment, open throughout the year. You should definitely try it!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I live in Chania for 3 years now and I am a food lover. One year ago my life became much easier because I discovered Elia! Giannis is the owner of this taverna, cookes with his wife. Very fresh ingredients with most delicious taste! Ask for the specials of the day. Don't miss his amazing yogurt, and the porky on... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I really recommend this restaurant as it is typical Greek place, nice , fresh food, one of the best tzatziki, really good suvlaki.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Crete for many years now, and discovered Elia in 2006 out of luck. It is a family run business run by Yiannis and Eleutheria. It is one of those rare places where the owners care about quality and and customer satisfaction above everything else. The food here is home made and as fresh as can be... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We've been here two times on our holiday in Kalamaki/ Hania. Once you try it, you'll wish to go again if you've the time. Family run business, Maria takes care of the clients together with her dad while her mom cooks in the backstage. The first time we tried rabbit stifado and chicken souvlaki, both delicious and surprisingly flavored with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Gerogiannidon | Next to The Football Field, Galatas, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Galatas
  • Phone Number: 302821031720

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?