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Vachus Taverna

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Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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+30 2841 041380
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Roermond, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had dinner twice here during our stay in Elounda. The restaurant is a family run Traditional Cretan Taverna that has a very nice atmosphere and also serves very tasty food at very reasonable prices. The service is excellent too. We will definitely be eating here again the next time we are on holiday in Elounda.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We ate there twice in the week we were in Elounda, and we could not fault the service and food, the staff made us feel most welcome and the food was always served hot and was delicious. Wish we had found Vachus Taverna early in the week as we would have ate there every night.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the hospitality and the service in this place. The wine leaves were amazing and great White House wine. Eat the yogurt and jam.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had the cretan starters to share which was substantial and interesting mix. Followed with moussaka-rather more potato than aubergine than we expected but delicious. We had the house rose wine which was beautifully thick with black currant flavour. Felt very authentic welcoming reasonably priced and with view onto harbour would thoroughly recommend

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

First night meal with friends who moved to Elounda last year. Lovely atmosphere. Great location. One of the best moussaka s I ve ever had. Reasonable prices.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Well managed by the owners in close attendance Food very good Reasonably priced One of our favourites given a highly competitve market

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Emmen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Usually I wait until I am back home before I write a review but after reading the previous one I feel I must react at once because it is so unfair. We have been coming to Crete since 1998 and have visited many restaurants in various places around the island. Most of them are good with friendly staff, some are... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Might be a bit harsh judging the entire restaurant on one dish, but if a Greek taverna can't make a decent Moussaka then in my opinion there's something seriously wrong. I consider myself something of an authority on moussaka as it's my favourite Greek dish and I've eaten it over the past 20 years on more than a dozen different... More 

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Fotis N, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vachus Taverna, responded to this review

Hello mr. Will i am one of the onwer and the Chef of the Restaurant Vachus. Thank you for writing a rewiew for us. We accept every rewiew and suggestions about our food and service so we can become better if we can , and learn to cook even better for our customers so they can be happy and enjoy... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Came here whilst on holiday in Elounda and I have to say had one of the best meals i have eaten. Had the stuffed peppers, they were divine.. It is a traditional taverna located just away from the main harbour and is very reasonably priced. A carafe of local cretan wine was i think 5 euros and it was very... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very friendly informative staff. You are not rushed. Food was an excellent quality and we will revisit. The food was freshly cooked and really good quality. Served piping hot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041380
Description
Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and sotiris in serve.29 Years taverna.Kopiaste to serve our home made food.OPA!!!!!!

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