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Ilios Hotel and Taverna

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Loutro, Crete 73011, Greece
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Of all the restaurant tavernas along the waterside in this Cretan village free of all cars, this is, in our opinion, the best. As many it is family run in a most professional way. You need to book ahead as it is popular with more than 30 tables, half of which are along the crystal clear waterside. All the food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Ilios offered great fresh produce and tasty dishes which was just the icing to the cake after a beautful in Loutro. Especially the free dessert: loukoumades with tons of Mereda chocolate cream were wonderful! Service was ok but a little impersonal.

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Thank Ruth G
UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Have just returned from a week-long stay in Loutro staying at Ilios. We had a lovely, spacious room overlooking the beautiful bay. Although we tried out some of the other restaurants we always came back to Ilios and were never disappointed. Ask to see the day's special dishes - all traditional Cretan fare - and find out what the fish... More 

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Thank smallworldUk
Chania Town, Greece
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice food, especially sea food and homemade. They could use a little better service but overall a very nice experience.

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Thank Panagiotismr
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered fresh salads and fish. The sea bream recommended by the waiter was excellent - wild (not farmed) and fresh. The swordfish was also excellent. Nice views over the harbour. Recommended for lunch or Dinner.

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Thank Andrushenka
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We went for a dinner there during our first evening in Loutro. We asked for a fish. The waiter recommended us the grilled (for me) and fried (for my husband) red mullet which we accepted. The fish wasn't tasty at all. It doesn't looked and smelled well. I think it wasn't fresh. I returned it back explaing I won't eat... More 

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Chania, Greece
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant more than 10 times in the last 5 years. It never lets u down. Best thing to try is one of the house specialties, the fish soup. U have to order in advance. Make sure u step by that morning, make reservations and order the soup. Ask for a table by the water!

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Thank Electrasar
Greece
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This tavern is accommodated just by the sea in Loutro. We sat in a table and when we turned the head in our left we could see the calm sea,the fish,some little boats and enjoy the serenity it offered. We felt so relaxed and calm. We didnt ordered much just 2 plates of cooked food which were very tasteful and... More 

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Athens
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The restaurant it very decent, everything is tasty and special. But I would like to say that here we had a gourmet experience with kakavia-fish soup.The best we ever had, huge portion of soup and various fishes, so delicious that has set the standards very high since then!The place is one of the best in Loutro in front of the... More 

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Thank MariaMelissia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Ilios hotel and taverna was great. They accommodated us without a reservation and our room had an excellent view. The taverna has a nice selection of fresh fish and everything we had was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loutro, Crete 73011, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Loutro

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