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Eleonas Restaurant

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Roman spring sterna, Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
+30 697 667 0002
13:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant uses products from the region and they do it with passion! Everyday there is a different menu which always tastes great! Don't expect fancy food with fancy prices. I would discribe it as an honest regional kitchen with honest prices. I would recommend it to everyone who wants something more than the normal touristic food! We stayed one... More 

Thank Klaas B
Thessaloniki, Greece
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Visited Eleonas for lunch twice between Christmas 2016. The first time I was on a private visit with friends. The restaurant is in a very beautiful location, near Zaros village, at the beginning of Rouvas National Park, offering great views! We felt welcome since the very first moment. The waiters were always available and very kind. The dishes we ordered... More 

Thank Evangelos K
Kettering UK
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My complements to the staff, they make a place as well as the food, simple but excellent a Moussaka to die for!! Lovely snails in sage olive oil or delicious rabbit or lamb simply but excellently stewed to perfection. Round off your meal with a local fortified wine made with scented geraniums sumptuous.

2 Thank henry16
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

One of the bests in Crete!!! Local products home made bread familly cusine excellent sevice, we stay in the hotel 4 nights best time

1 Thank דוד ב
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is the restaurant attached to Eleonas Cottages. It has a lovely outside terrace, sheltered under old olive trees and surrounded by wild flowers and herbs. We had half board and the food really was very good indeed. The staff are friendly and helpful. On Thursday nights they have live traditional Cretan music and dancing. I can't comment on price... More 

2 Thank Jonathan S
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Fantastic friendly service... simple Cretan food with delightful service see review of hotel for fuller review.

Thank Christinedp
Paris, France
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We spent a lovely diner there in august 2016 with my girlfriend, and everything was great: the place, quiet and well decorated. The food, just excellent and at prices that are really affordable. I definitely recommend this place for people coming around Zaros!

2 Thank romain b
Vaals, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the cottages and dined here for three nights in a row. The experience varied from excellent to average. The food was excellent all three nights, especially the special of the day and the starters. The service was average on the second night that's why we have not given it an excellent. The kitchen staff children were running... More 

2 Thank gillissg
Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Best restaurant. best waitress (Diamond) Great food. each day they have a special. The place itself is very unique and quiet. super clean as well.

Thank Marina P
Netanya, Israel
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

This was our forth time that we stayed in Eleonas. Great food, hospitality and great place. Thanks Mano. See you next time.

2 Thank Rina355

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 34
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roman spring sterna, Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Zaros
  • Phone Number: +30 697 667 0002
  • This restaurant is at Eleonas
The Eleonas Country Village complex represents the Cretan gastronomy which you can relish at “Elia”, the traditional restaurant in the heart of the complex.

Mouthwatering products of the Cretan land, local recipes cooked with care, along with an extensive wine list from the Cretan vineyards guarantee an unforgettable gastronomic experience to all visitors and guests.

By meeting the necessary standards and requirements, the restaurant holds the “Quality Label of Cretan Cuisine” and focuses on the exceptional raw materials from the nearby farms that are perfectly combined in an exciting range of traditional Cretan recipes. The virgin olive oil comes from the complex's olive groves while the various types of traditional cheese from the family’s model dairy.

A wide range of the products that you can taste at Eleonas Country complex come from the organic vegetable garden within the grove’s limits as well as the region’s nearby farms.

The restaurant’s menu varies, depending on the season. Refreshing, colourful salads with vegetables and greens make a terrific accompaniment to meat and fish.

The delicious trout from the lake near Zaros village is an excellent quality fish that enriches the flavour of many recipes. On the other hand, the fresh and tasty meat served at Elia restaurant comes from local nearby farms, with some of them being on Mt Psiloritis, and is cooked in traditional recipes either in a wood stove or on the grill.

You can savour delicious pies with wild mountain greens kneaded into doughs or local cheese and traditional salted or smoked meat and sausages, all perfect appetizers for fine raki and wine.

At Elia restaurant, you will also taste home-made spoon sweets made with love and pure ingredients. The fruits are freshly picked from Eleonas’ trees and made into syrupy bergamot, quince and other sweets.

Both the restaurant’s exterior and interior are tastefully decorated with natural elements such as local wood and stone. In winter, the fireplace creates a cozy, warm and inviting atmosphere while in summer the cool chill out terrace afford an incredible view of the overwhelming nature landscape where you can sit back and relax.

For our little friends, there are two well- equipped playgrounds, inside and outside of the restaurant.

Elia restaurant is a nice place to take in the view of Eleonas Country Village that stretches along with the magnificent nature that embraces it.

Elia restaurant is open to non-guest visitors and welcomes on an everyday basis locals and guests longing for traditional authentic flavours and tastes.

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