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Dounias

Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 065083
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“goat” (50 reviews)
“bread” (57 reviews)
“potatoes” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Yunnan, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
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1 - 10 of 770 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

All the foods are cooked into ceramic pots and the taste is wonderful. The salad is very fresh, the meat is tender and tasty, the snails are excellent. They use only wood in the oven and the result is marvelous.

Thank kopapado62
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is very rustic and not for those that want uber-posh but the food is lovely. A long drive from Chania but on a wet day in May it was quite enjoyable. We sat inside because of the weather this time. We had the 'small...More

Thank 1plato23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Theriso is difficult for a non meat eater so when we heard about Dounas which was a few kilometres away we headed out and were not disappointed. Not sure what to expect but at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon in a very quiet...More

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a taxi here from Chania with Star Crete Transfers and the drive was gorgeous - a circle route - different ways up and back. Our greeting by the owner couldn't have been warmer. The enthusiasm with which he showed us all the food...More

2  Thank Anne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to drive slightly out of our way to eat here. It was a Sunday lunch time so expected the taverna to be busy with locals, but was surprised to see it was full of tourists. The service was friendly and there was a...More

Thank MG100surrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss this place, it is very very special. A wonderful drive from Chania, full of hairpin bends and glorious views. Once you arrive it is total bliss. We sat out side on the elevated terrace, with wild rose bushes and spring flowers around...More

2  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is the best for me in the whole Chania. If not so far away, I would eat there every week. In summer you can sit on the small heel by the taverna under the big tent and enjoy the peaceful view of the...More

2  Thank Anastasia S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stopped for lunch having had this place recommended by the local village where we were staying - we weren't disappointed. The owner was pleased to see us and very welcoming. He suggested a mixture of small dishes which were all excellent - especially the...More

Thank TangoTheDog
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Although the road to the restaurant is not the best, you will definitely be rewarded by the overall experience. The place couldn't be more simple... At the same time, though, the food is scrumptious! All ingredients are locally produced by the family and dishes are...More

1  Thank demnicol
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is no average place. The owner does not need to pretend anything. No stars to hunt for, no expensive furniture or decorations. People just come to sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful home made food. And the view!

1  Thank pvavrova
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Karen M
We have had trouble ringing you to book for Sunday 26 March. could I make a booking for 8 people for 1300 (1.00pm) Karen
22 March 2017|
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BethAstor
Would it be possible to reserve a table for 7 people on Friday 2 December at noon?
22 November 2016|
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Response from NtouniasStelios | Property representative |
What time do you want ? I open 11 oclock and closes 6....
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charliecoop
Yasas, 3 persons for lunch on tomorrow, Saturday, October 8. We would arrive between 2 and 3. Is this ok? Charlie Cooper Baltimore, Maryland USA
8 October 2016|
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Response from walterJGD | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open and on saturdays there is live Cretan music. You can always have a table for 2 or 3 without reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 22
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Drakona
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 065083
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Description
Ntounias restaurant is a traditional Cretan restaurant with authentic tastes cooked in the wood oven, even the bread is hand made and cooked in the restaurant. Most ingredients are taken from the family farm and many are harvested from the neighboring area. Stelios is a unique person with love for life and cooking, and this spirit you can see, smell and taste in his food! When you visit Ntounias, take your time as we will produce to you to taste our plates, which are different every day. The restaurant is located at Drakona village, east of Therisso village at Keramia, Chania prefecture in west Crete.