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The Hope To Rakadiko Tou Kamari

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Nikiforou Foka | Mavrikiano, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
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+30 697 229 5150
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Guiseley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is the real deal! It's homemade, honest, Greek, and just fantastic! By far - this was the best night out for us. We all sat in the tented section at the rear and enjoyed the view across the bay or Elounda. It's quite out of the way in its location, we drove (although I wish I hadn't as... More 

Thank Pierech
Blackmill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth it for the view alone. Staff were very helpful and the food was really nice. It is small, so book ahead, but it's worth the wait!

1 Thank Teulu_Richards
Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident and am very glad we did as we ate there for the following three nights. Very warm, inviting and traditional atmosphere- everything we could have wanted. Food was outstanding- quality, choice, authentic and made so much better by being offered recommendations by the chef which were spot on! Loved the complimentary deserts too !

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful first evening in Crete. We found this lovely taverna by accident looking in vain for Palio kantouni and - as they had a handy car park - we decided to pop in. We arrived early evening in daylight so enjoyed a fantastic view from the rear (tented) terrace over Elounda to the sea. The chef brought some complimentary... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Well worth the walk up the hill, but a taxi will get you near if you don't fancy the walk. Great food with fabulous views of Elounda. Friendly welcome makes this one of the busiest places to eat so a reservation may be necessary, but don't miss out on this gem if your in the area it's fantastic

2 Thank MaRoper
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic views, fantastic hosts. We walked up to the Hope and had been told we should book by many people we had spoken to, I figured it was October and it would be fine....we were very lucky to get the last table of the evening and a couple that walked in just behind us were out of luck... More 

1 Thank CardiffWelshbird
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Everyone we spoke to recommended this place, its not easy to walk to at night but well worth it. we went on Ohi Day and the place was full of locals and tourists, we booked ahead and had a table right on the front looking out over the harbour at night. Staff were great and friendly and the drinks were... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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1,056 reviews
539 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,541 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We drove to the Elounda area for a bit of sightseeing and some fresh fish. Due to the good reviews we selected 'The Hope' for lunch. After we parked the car we walked to the restaurant, got a table on the terrace with a beautiful view towards the sea & mountains. So far, so good. When we received the menu... More 

1 Thank HONkiev
Crete, Greece
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

dimitris and amalia are a very nice couple who take care of their customers very well. the taverna is a lovely place also during the winter.

1 Thank boeleke01
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, the view was amazing. Service was very friendly. Food was very nice but nothing extra special but we would have had lunch again if we had time.

1 Thank dolphinwatchers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 17
Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikiforou Foka | Mavrikiano, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 697 229 5150
Cretan traditional food

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