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elafonissi 1, Elafonissi, Crete 73012, Greece
+30 2822 061292
09:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

nice place to pop in and grab a bite after the beach, reasonably priced and nice breezy balcony to cool down in. Col beers too

Thank Conantheblacksmith
Exeter, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great place to break the journey en route to Elafonisi. The slow cooked pork shank is particularly good.

Thank Sarah C
Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Every time we visit Elafonissi, we stop by this taverna. The view is very beautiful and though it's located on the main road, it's a quiet place. The food is typically Cretan and very tasty. They serve excellent Dakos (Ndakos) and the service is very efficient and friendly.

Thank Linda_De_Wit
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from the beach. It has fantastic view and the food is good. Not as nice as other local places we had eaten in but still tasted good. Worth it for the view.

Thank Stacey I
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't have stopped here had it not been for other Tripadvisor reviews. The place is simple but the cuisine just perfect: had dakos - massive and super-tasty - and aubergines w/ bulgur wheat. View of the sea was very nice too. Highly recommended for a no-frills thoroughly gratifying meal.

Thank Irene R
Crete, Greece
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Views are beautiful. Food is good quality. Was disappointed that a taverna so near the sea didn't have fresh fish. I was expecting something better given all the great reviews. Service was a little shy.

Thank safarimum
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Let's face it, you are in an area where hundreds of tourists come every day to visit one of the higher rated beaches in the world. Of course all the restaurants around the area will be touristy and expensive. However, Glykeria is somehow affordable (approximate 10€ pp), the staff are very friendly, the food is decent and the views are... More 

Thank Petoner
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The best restaurant in the area, and maybe within the best one in the region of Chania! The service is friendly and efficient! The food is cooked with top quality ingredients! In my opinion the dishes worth tasting are the pork shank, the chilopites, and the boureki! The best way to finish your day after a day at the magic... More 

Thank Stelios A
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Glykeria restaurant was recommended by a local and we tried it on the way back from Elafonisi beach. Glad we did! We had the best taramosalata, Glykeria salad-a big and special green salad- and the slowly cooked pork shank which my husband totally loved. The french fries are also delicious and local Lyra beer is a must try for ale... More 

Thank Damnsmartblonde
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I have no words to describe the culinary experience. We had dinner and lunch for 4 days consecutive after our first visit! Every dish felt like home made and we ended up our visit by getting extra Sfakianopites (with honey) to take away... It is simply a shame if you do not try the food if you are around.

Thank Konstantinos A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: elafonissi 1, Elafonissi, Crete 73012, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Elafonissi
  • Phone Number: +30 2822 061292
Glykeria is a small traditional taverna just 4,5klm from the famous beach of elafonissi, in the village of " Chrisoskalitissa".We offer the best of greek & cretan food since 1979......In conjunction with the sunset, an evening meal here is really an unforgetable moment..

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