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Taverna Kalyva

Potamos Beach, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
+30 694 255 5845
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (11 reviews)
“greek salad” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Potamos Beach, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small portions not tasty not cheap no raki and fruits after food but friendly staff and good place. Not happy at all.

Thank Lina D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Specials of the day include fresh fish, meat & veggie dishes. All beautifully cooked. The regular menu is diverse. Some recommendations are grilled octopus, fried calamari & chick pea salad. Wonderful!

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Taverna on a few occasions and the food was great! Delicious fish and local produce homemade with the freshest ingredients. Top and friendly service. As it's raised from the road, you will also get a lovely breeze in a shaded seating. The...More

Thank Roberta N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently came across this lovely tavern whilst visiting malia Crete, not wanting to go to the busy main beach we opted for the family friendly beach 10mins drive from our hotel. It’s the only tavern at this beach but there is a small snack...More

Thank kimaguire24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated next to Malia Beach, this tavern is such a wonderful culinary surprise. It serves most traditional Cretan and Greek dishes such as moussaka and stifado as well as meat/fish dishes. The service is quick and the staff is friendly. If you decide to swim...More

Thank Chrisvas1100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this simple taverna near the beach. We had an amazing lunch here with delicious octopus salad, grilled artichokes and grilled lamb chops and potatoes. Food was so simple, yet perfectly cooked and seasoned. The staff is wonderful and the food is fabulous....More

Thank CindyY180
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Accidentally stumbled upon this fabulous taverna, it was everything I had hoped to find in Crete. Delicious seafood, small unassuming looking taverna close to a lovely beach. Delicious and delightful local taverna, highly recommend it.

Thank KerrikAustralia
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Back again to our favourite place...and it was superb as always. There have been some major changes to the menu. The food is always excellent and this has just added to an already mouth watering range of choice. Also a new wooden sun deck with...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My 5th summerholiday on beautiful Crete, and Kalyva is still my no. 1 restaurant to visit! Lunch or dinner it's always superb! The staff is lovely, food is delicious and the view is magnificent! Want to see a beautiful sunset? - Visit Kalyva, eat, drink,...More

Thank Mounia E
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little taverna situated a few minutes walk from Potamos Beach. Very reasonably priced. Gorgeous food cooked fresh to order. Lovely atmosphere. Beautiful views of the beach to the front and the mountains behind. Highly recommended.

Thank LongTall123
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samantha b
6 August 2016|
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Response from louella4 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know it's very close to the Minoan Palace ruins
12 October 2015|
Response from CBRY2014 | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't a tour we went on. We had a car and just drove from the holiday village in Koutouloufari about a 20 min journey. Well worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Potamos Beach, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia
  • Phone Number: +30 694 255 5845
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