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Taverna Bar Vasilis

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 11/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re staying near-by, a night here is not to be missed! Everything is exceptional, from the food to the service. We’ve never experienced service like it. It’s a very small restaurant with perhaps no more than 10 tables so they are very attentive. My...husband booked a reservation for our 1st wedding anniversary. They’d decorated the table to make it that little bit more special. He had also been in touch regarding a nice bottle of something which they asked us about straight away. The food was the nicest meal we’ve had whilst holidaying here. Halloumi, and Spicy Octopus to start which was nothing like we’ve ever had before. We then had the lamb skewers and Dorado (fish) for main which they kindly filleted at the table infront of us. The food was very tastey, made to order, and very filling! When we thought we were finished they brought complimentary fruit and dessert….along with Raki. There is no rush at the restaurant, you can stay as long as you need to and towards the end of the night they make that clear too…as they enjoy a shot or two of raki with you. Overall, booking here a few weeks before we arrived is the best decision we could have made and you definitely cannot visit the area without eating here. We are just disappointed we aren’t staying longer to be able to go back. Thank you to all of you for making our wedding anniversary a night to remember!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At risk of repeating previous reviewers this Taverna is simply fabulous. The setting on the small beach is what many will imagine when they think of a Greek taverna. The food, although typical is far from ordinary. This is a family run business and not...only do they make their own olive oil but grow a lot of the vegetables they serve. The brothers and their cousin who serve front of house are warm, engaging and go out of their way to make all of their guests feel special. We booked ( and you do have to book for dinner as they conciously don’t cram people in although they certainly could) and when we turned up it became apparent there was a slight misunderstanding and had booked us in for two nights later. However they did squeeze us in and we had the most fabulous meal. The pride of the family in their establishment is fully justified. Their warmth and welcome is just wonderful Be aware the portions are very generous especially if you are tackling the mixed grill! The food though is very well presented. Random dips and tapenades also appeared which we all fresh and home made. Complimentary fruit yoghurt and ice cream is served after dinner with Raki and yes the brothers and cousin drink and toast with you Needless to say we returned two nights later keeping our “initial”reservation. That was a very easy decision to make. Truly a highlight of our holiday Evviva!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely outstanding. Delicious food, fabulous service, fun atmosphere. So pleased we managed to get a table for the last night of our holiday. Would highly recommend - book before you arrive as they are booked up for 1-2 weeks in advance.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place where we became seafood fans, after several years of less pleasant experiences of this kind. They are doing everything they can to keep you happy and make sure you enjoy the experience to their place at fullest. I would recommend this...restaurant to anyone who wants to try a genuine Cretan experience :)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and warm, fun, friendly service. Make sure you book as they were booking several days ahead Excellent quality food - and loads of it! Fair prices and a lovely spot right by the beach

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch yesterday and were warmly welcomed. This place is about as close to perfect as you could get, in terms of Cretan cuisine and hospitality 👍

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for two before we travelled to Crete and that's the first point ensure you book so not to be disappointed because this spot is the most popular outside the luxary hotels that surround it. We where staying at the sea side...resort and fancied a change and it did not disappoint. Staff - Outstanding we had a right laugh with the two waiters drinking raki and talking etc, we arrived late and still treated us like the only ones in the restaurant that night ❤️. Food - Outstanding we had mussels and garlic bread followed by peppercorn chicken and the sensational lamb chops the best I've ever had they then brought us complementary deserts and more Raki ❤️❤️❤️ Cost - for the location and quality of food it was a bargain €95. for a bottle of fizz starters mains plus vodkas and shorts is outstanding. If you are in the area and want a true Greek experience then book this pre visit get down and truly enjoy a night you will never forget.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, amazing service with an amazing view of the beach. Shame we were in a bit of a rush to get to the airport, because they really wanted for us to have complimentary raki and dessert. Would highly recommend. Well deserved no.1 spot in...Crete!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant evening dining at this restaurant. The family run atmosphere was so welcoming and fun - just like dining with family! The food was exceptional, great value for money and fresh fish caught earlier that day. We were lucky enough to get some added...extras to the meal free of charge such as the zucchini flowers and a meze of puddings alongside a LOT of shots which the waiter did with us. My only recommendation is book in advance!! We rang on the Tuesday and the next time they could fit us in was Friday as they are one of the only restaurants close to hotels in the area (we were staying at Sea Side)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022

We visited after reading all the great reviews. The family are very friendly, engaging and there is a lovely atmosphere with lovely views of the beach. The food is brilliant, portions are huge and it’s great value for money! The sangria is also very tasty....We would definitely recommend and intend to return very soon!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Me and my wife would like to renew our wedding vows, it's for a party of 6 and wondered if you would be able to organise it and how much would the cost be for everything please.
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Hello. I must say we offer a lot more vegetarian than vegan . But our stuffed vegetables are vegan (if served without cheese), dolmades - vine leaves, stuffed zucchini flowers, beans with 🍅 and potatoes, and a few more... More
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No they don’t but they do provide fantastic service and brilliant food. Don’t miss out a trip here if you are in the area.
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Yes, Taverna Bar Vasilis offers takeaway services.

Yes, Taverna Bar Vasilis is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Taverna Bar Vasilis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5