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Despina Taverna

Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 041350
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“banoffee pie” (9 reviews)
“beef liver” (6 reviews)
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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1 - 10 of 433 reviews

Reviewed today

This restaurant is slightly out of the main town, around a five minute walk along the front from the centre towards Plaka, and can get busy so worth booking before visiting to ensure you can get in. The food is good and the mix on...More

Thank JasonandLisa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I are in Elounda for 1 week so as usual, I was busy looking on tripadvisor for places to eat and came across Despina. I am so glad I did. I emailed the restaurant to check if they had availability a couple...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wanted something very authentic and one of the locals suggested this restaraunt. We loved it so much we went back a second night with all of our friends. The food was outstanding as was the service and the price was very reasonable.

Thank WHO5
Reviewed 4 days ago

The menu has changed quite a lot since we visited here some 2 years ago and is now less typically Greek but the new menu still offers good food delivered with great service. We were seated at a table with a fantastic view of the...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took advantage of Delspina being open at lunchtimes for have a pre-flight meal. Definite air of quality about Despina and the seafood risotto and prawns with pasta (langoustinish in size) were beautifully cooked and tasty. Shame we have no time to go back for the...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on Sat 16th Sep and was brilliant, both the service and food. Recommend to anyone in the area. The red mullet was exceptional

Thank Pcdenton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined here with my children twice, because it was superb! No flaws in anything: service, food, view, everything was impeccable!! Try the calamari and the meatballs in tomato sauce. Very interesting and smooth flavouring. The souvlaki is perfect for children. Definitely we will visit...More

Thank Cris V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here twice. Booking is essential. The houlumi, and small fishes were great starters , and the oven baked salmon on a bed of potato salad was excellent fit the main course. Excellent service from the waiters . Well worth a...More

Thank Epernay51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant with a great view over the bay. Staff are attentive (but not overly so) and food is good. However, prices are a little higher than other places we ate in, but then you do get a great view. Had a great bottle of...More

Thank JohnBovi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot recommend highly enough. We went three times in a week which says it all. Fabulous view, great service and food is top quality for a taverna. We love the fish soup, the octopus and the moussaka. Incredibly welcoming to our kids who formed a...More

Thank epicureanblade
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:30
Monday
13:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041350
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Description
On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
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