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The Blue Door Taverna

) #43 of 102 Restaurants in Elounda ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 065500
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb” (3 reviews)
“greek salad” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not many time you find a small, cozy restaurant within the large massive hotel complex (that is architecturally beautifully done, by the way). Gorgeous views, open breezy restaurant seating and a perfect attentive service.... Grilled fresh sun dried octopus was excellent, lobster and lamb chops...More

Thank albatros63
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As part of the half board option it is a fantastic feed not for the food any!! The service is friendly, welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Try the Sea bass it's amazing !! The only thing with each of the restaurants here is...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good food and amazing service. Would highly recommend. Take up the half board option as choices are varied here and yiu will never go hungry. If you would like a lighter meal order 1 starter to share and then have a main each. The staff...More

Thank Nicki J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quaint setting with a view to Spinalonga Island. The food was great though, as with all of the Blue Palace restaurants, it comes with a price tag so if you are on a budget or looking for good value, best stick to the many good...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not staying at the Blue Palace, so had to get a reservation. Excellent restaurant by the water ... great, attentive service and such delicious food. I ate a cheese pie which was just phenomenal ... their appeasers with spicy feta and mashed aubergine are delicious...More

Thank VIKING004
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Appetizers for 2 plus 1/2 litre of house wine cost the same as two nights complete dinners on the plaka where the food was just as good. Their food was good in a lovely setting but no way I'd pay those prices again. An example...More

Thank Shoechick
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Located at the Blue Palace hotel this greek tavern has amazing views of the sea and Spinalonga island. Perfect for lunch and dinner. If you are nearby on weekends ,don't miss a dinner there with views of Spinalonga lighted. The food is typically greek. The...More

Thank isabel a
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Atmosphere is amazing although exposed to the elements - but really worth it. Food was high quality especially the seafood. View is wonderful

Thank garysK372IV
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A very romantic restaraunt with a goreous view of the sea. The food is fresh and excellent and is only outdone by the attention and charm of the restaraunt staff.

Thank lax1Pittsburgh
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ate here on our half board dine around basis whilst staying at the Blue Palace resort. We had to pay an extra 26 euros each plus supplements on certain dishes (which weren't clearly pointed out to you) so we ended up with very average food...More

Thank Pinklady9
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
Incorporating the resort's signature color, the Blue Door is a typical Greek Taverna with a spectacular beach-front location. As part of its mission to remain true to island roots, the Blue Palace Resort & Spa has transformed an old fisherman's stone house into the renowned Blue Door Taverna. The top-quality, traditional Greek cuisine features a daily catch from the local fishermen, cooked over the open grill accompanied by Greek Meze.

The Story behind Blue

Blue is the color of Greece, the color of our flag, the color of the Aegean, the color of all the Greek islands..
In the old days when most of the men from the islands went to make a living from the sea, their women would wait anxiously for
their return. To ward off the evil spirits, they would paint the doors of their homes blue, as they believed that this color would
protect them from the evil eye and bring their husbands back safely to them.

Cretan Feast

Guests will have the opportunity to discover a unique ritual, the Cretan Feast: large bonfires will be lit at our private beach for the slow cooking of the famous “antikristo” lamb. Authentic local delicacies will be prepared on the spot; all under the distinct tunes of Cretan lyra. Guest will enjoy this unique cultural and gastronomical experience, while rejoicing in a landscape of breathtaking beauty by the sea and enjoying the unmatched facilities and unparalleled service of Blue Palace.
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