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| Kokkini Chani, Kokkini Hani, Crete 71500, Greece
+30 281 076 3083
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 12:00
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food very good, great choice excellent service in nice setting. Any more than a week menu could become predictable. However nothing is too much trouble so ask and they will deliver

Thank John H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Fantastic staff, food and wine. Lovely location and decor. Definitely worth paying for compared to the all in dining experience.

Thank happyholidays818
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We came back to this restaurant and still love it there. Although the restaurant is again having another chef, the quality of the food served is still very good and tasty. The service is very good, but this can be expected in such a restaurant. Unfortunately the restaurant is not very crowded what is a shame for such a place.... More 

Thank Christel8
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had a 5 course lobster meal while we were in Crete at the Swell Restaurant. Every course was perfection and most enjoyable, There service was wonderful.

Thank greenall26
Bristol, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This restaurant is based at the Knossos Beach Hotel, which has a great beach location. It is the under used fine dining option at the hotel which also has a good buffet restaurant alternative that is frequented more by the residents. We ate three times at Swell whilst staying at the hotel. Firstly was a visiting chef 7 course gourmet... More 

Thank Thornpilot
Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My daughter and I recently had a fantastic week at Knossos Beach Bungalows and decided to have a special evening on the "Lobster Night" in the Swell Restaurant. The restaurant is set overlooking the beach and we had an amazing view of the sunset. My daughter couldn't resist taking photos of the food and posting them to friends and family.... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely food but atmosphere a bit flat. We did go at the end of season so that would probably explain why.

Thank Elizabeth B
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This was for sure the best dinner ever. We had a very special dinner (with a marriage proposal) and they actually helped my boyfriend a lot with all the preparations. It was a dreamy scenery like you see in the movies, breathtaking arrangement on the beach. The food was extraordinary, tasty and very nice presented. Everyone was so nice and... More 

Thank Gabriela S
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Swell is the a la carte restaurant at the Knossos Beach Bungalows and Suites, we ate there on our last night at the hotel but has visited the bar and terrace for a drink on the other nights. The staff are so friendly and really looked after us. The food was delicious and had generous portions too which you don't... More 

Thank vjg278
london UK
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

The food was absolutely stunning (the Chef has a michelin starp you won't be disappointed), the flavours were really well balanced and the meal wasn't even too expensive given the quality! The wine was great too! The restaurant overlooks the beach and the sunset from the deck of this restaurant is also a must see. The ambience was perfect. Thanks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 130
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Kokkini Chani, Kokkini Hani, Crete 71500, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Kokkini Hani
  • Phone Number: +30 281 076 3083
  • This restaurant is at Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites
Swell Restaurant, the hotel's gastronomic jewel, guided by our young chef, whose inspired creations will give a true Cretan touch and will satisfy all the demanding pallets. You are more than welcome to join us! At Swell we wish to offer our personal interpretation of Cretan gourmet cuisine with an innovative gastronomic touch on traditional cooking methods using only the best products of Crete. We look around Crete to discover tastes and new inspirations to blend them to the menu. Herbs and spices are used in imaginative ways with surprisingly positive results in well-appointed dishes. Enjoy your swimming at the beach, ending your day with a mouthwatering dinner, or just relax at the comfortable couches with your cocktail marveling the deep blue of the Mediterranean sea.

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