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Iliomanolis Taverna

Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
+30 2832 051053
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (2 reviews)
“family farm” (2 reviews)
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Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Called here in our way back from Platanias for a late lunch. Family run restaurant who welcomed us into the kitchen to choose our meal. Simple but very tasty beef with white beans and green beans grown in the family farm. Wife had pork and...More

Thank Bazza099
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Iliomanolis is one of those truly Greek tavernas where you are invited into the kitchen to see what has been prepared and choose your meal with your eyes. The really friendly owners make you feel relaxed and at home and they serve tasty Cretan fare,...More

Thank pablo44
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We came across this wonderful place to eat in Kavenos (which is tucked away at the end and above the Kotsifou gorge). We were invited to the kitchen to see in the pots and decide what we would like to eat. The ingredients are sourced...More

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I've been going there for years. The family is super friendly, the food is great - you can have whatever they've cooked, or order stuff from the grill. The wine is superb. The drive up from Plakias is a delight. And have I mentioned that...More

Thank Cretamania
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our lunch at this traditional family run Cretan tavern was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Crete. We stepped into Maria's kitchen to select our lunch from the many pots and pans, all the food looked delicious so it was hard to...More

Thank lindadownunder
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped here on our way to different gorges for lunch. The terrasse is quiet and nice with a view on the mountain. When we say we would like to eat they take us to the kitchen where we choose from the pans what we'll...More

Thank Kitine00
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Every year that we have a dinner in this place we make the usual consideration that probably this is on of the Best taverna in Crete. The way to prepare the dishes sound like a poetry. Everything is light, very well prepared and cooked. The...More

Thank BrG2013
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We have stopped by for lunch on our way to Plakias. There was a bunch of locals having their lunch. Instead of presenting a menu the lady (probably the owner) took us to the kitchen showing us all the food they have prepared letting us...More

Thank Jan Č
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Iliomanolis is definetly on the "to do" list when you are in this area of the island. It waits for you at the entrance of the Kourtaliotiko canyon and its kitchen is way different from all the tourist-trap restaurants u could find on the seaside....More

Thank Giulio S
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to taste the Cretan cuisine. The family has been running this taverna for over 20 years and have a long tradition in hospitality. The food is delicious , the location is very quiet and calming, the facilities are extremely clean...More

Thank NatassaMarkopoulou
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Kanevos
  • Phone Number: +30 2832 051053
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