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Asteria Taverna

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Kato Gouves | Direkt Neben Dem Hotel Lavris Paradise, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 694 464 9348
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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Everything was so good we were sorry we hadn't found this restaurant earlier in the holiday. Once we had found it we had to go back. Food is all freshly cooked and excellent. Family run taverna and all so friendly and welcoming and very genuine people. They have a fun Greek night once a week with music and dancing, which... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Very cool tavern with excellent cuisine, Yum !!! We drove to the airport from Makrigialos, had a few hours before departure, decided where to eat out, the nearest tavern was Asteria. For us, it was a golden find. We were given a very warm welcome, the food was delicious, the service at the highest level. Many thanks to Mike, his... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

What lovely food and great people. Thanks Mike, and Mamma for the cooking and the Raki and Papa and Mikes brother for the music, not forgetting Anna for dancing and getting the guests involved too. Went back for a second visit, but gutted that it was closed. Had Kleftiko on the first visit and wanted to try Stifado. Never mind,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Fortunately me and my husband stayed at the hotel Lavris, and our closest neighbour was The Asteria! We were met there as family members or the best friends. We fell in love with the greek food because of Mamma's cooking! Seriously, food is made there with such a big love! And the Greek nights are so amazing with Pappa, Mike,... More 

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have eaten in this family run Tavena many times for many years and have never been disappointed. Mamas cooking served to you by the amazing Miguel or Michael as everyone calls him.They also have fantastic Greek nights 3 or 4 nights a week. Again they are family orientated with Papa and Manos providing the music and Anna (Manos wife)... More 

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Miami Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It s the 4th time we ve been to Asteria with my family and have dinner and drinks too.All the family is fabulous!First of all,we ate kleftiko and mousaka of mamma s.These are the specialist of taverna but the best was the live music with Manos Anna Mike and papa playing Lyra.It really a chance to learn the Greek dances... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent taverna located just off the main road to Heraklion. We found it after going to Spyros' Taverna in Pano Gouves, who is the son of the owners. The service was fantastic, the food the best we had in Crete and the entertainment was amazing, even getting up to dance ourselves. We were encouraged to go back before we left,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

found this lovely place by accident, it was the highlight of our holiday, my sister and I went to 2 of the greek nights and also had lunch one day .Every one was so nice and welcoming we were made to feel part of the family from the very start. mamma's cooking was so good we had to keep going... More 

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Ladybank, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited the Asteria bar whilst we were staying at the nearby gouves park holiday resort. Went in for a few drinks one night as they were putting on a traditional night and the staff were really friendly and entertaining. I will definitely be back for a visit some other time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Really great atmosphere with a traditional Greek family feel. Food was brilliant, and Michael and his family are so warm and friendly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kato Gouves | Direkt Neben Dem Hotel Lavris Paradise, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Gouves
  • Phone Number: +30 694 464 9348

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?