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Taverna Kalyva

Potamos Beach, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
+30 694 255 5845
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (13 reviews)
“cretan salad” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Potamos Beach, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants in Crete not just in Malia, each trip wet go there, the food, service, the scenery everything is almost amazing! #Kalyvaholic

Thank Seinfeld9
Reviewed 27 October 2017

What a find. Went to Malia Palace archaeological site, then walked down the very quiet road to check out the beach and found this place. Service was great - food (and drink) was even better: really fresh, really tasty, and really reasonable. Full of locals...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We were tipped off about this place by a Dutch couple who own a restaurant in Malia Old Town -what a find. Real traditional fayre- and you can ask for half portions of anything - so it gives you a chance to sample loads of...More

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Situated about mid way down the quiet beach road between the archaeological site of the Palace of Malia and Potamos beach Taverna Kalyva is like finding an oasis in the wilderness. There we received a warm welcome and enjoyed nice fresh food and Cretan wine....More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

You can eat here until 17u/18u max. The best cretan food. They always serve high quality food for good prices. Hospitality is great. If they are full, they try tbeir best to give you a table anyhow. Love this place. Everytime we visit crete, we...More

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I couldn't even taste the food because as soon as it came, there were about 6-12 wasps all around us and the food - This may be a biased review because I am terrified of the things but even my boyfriend was getting stressed out....More

Thank Carly-Jan
monachos, Manager at Taverna Kalyva, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Hi Carly, we are very sorry that this issue spoilt your time at Kalyva... unfortunately, the wasp problem has been experienced in various areas of the island this year and we don't know why because there was never an issue before. We had already removed...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Nice and beautiful place Just next to the malia beach .Very good for lunch beetwen sunshine bach.Fresh local food and super service. If you are at Crete you won't regres vist there.

Thank Sylwia G
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We come every summer exactly in Kalyva. The delicious food and wonderfull atmosphere tooks our hearts. Recommend!!!Melidzhano salad and tzipura fish its the favorite for my taste!!

Thank Dilyana I
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this taverna by our taxi driver recommendation. What a food! Taverna is placed next to Malia Palace so easy to walk after site seeing. Proper Greek food full of freshness and taste. And that beautiful beach view.

Thank Maciek L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Popped here after a morning on Potamus Beach. Couldn't find us a table on arrival so we were given complementary drinks. Very busy, good food, family run which is always a bonus.

Thank Teacher_Wales84
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, 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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 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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