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Dounias

Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 065083
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to live a very genuine experience with real high quality Cretan food this is the place for you. The owner has put his entire personality and soul in this nice restaurant in the heart of Crete. There is no menu, the owner...More

Thank AleIngrid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You might think your private guide is exaggerating or at least lobbying for this small family run restaurant high on the mountain in Drakona village, but surrender to this idea and you will find yourself awing at the chef's mastery in stews, meats, any traditional...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magical place, the owner has put his soul on this restaurant. Everything is slow-cooked old wooden ovens. The taste... oh my god, incomparable. Real Cretan traditional food, not like the fake tourist places in Chania coastline. If you dont mind waiting a little bit more...More

Thank Peter_Daw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for the lovely meal. We were not decided what to eat so the owner showed us the content of all pots and the feast began!!! I just said I did not want lamb nor goat and still was treated to the best salad...More

Thank skihol14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remote, and not particularly easy to find, this independent little eatery is worth the trouble of getting there up winding mountain roads. The owner/cook is a devoted organic farmer, raising his own food, including the animals, then cooking everything slowly over wood fires. He is...More

1  Thank hartldi
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Wow! The best place I have ever been! That is not just the restaurant with a great food, it is a soul of the place and the owner and food magician Stelios Trilirakis himself. I suggest to go there very hungry, relaxed and not to...More

1  Thank Natkina
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited many authentic taverns in Crete but this was the best by far. Set in the mountains approx 30 min from Chania town this place is a must for food enthusiasts. It takes organic food to another level. The food is simply delicious and...More

1  Thank BondiSydney
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The location is in the middel of the mountains of Crete. But it is worth the travel! No menu, you eat what the cook has made that day. Lot of slow cooked meat and excellent salad. All the ingredients are local, so no tourist Greek...More

1  Thank Valentijn v
Reviewed 11 August 2017

From Chania it will take close to an hours drive but it is an interesting gorge (Theriso) on its way up, and the location kn the mountainous area is very nice. The place is very rustic, family-run with a real Greek cook. The food is...More

1  Thank christia200145
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We were offered a trip up in the mountains outside Chania and grabbed the chance of seeing something else. We will never regret it. The drive is beautiful and the restaurant is a gem. Food is absolutely amazing, so tasty and very authentic. The view...More

Thank QueenTSG
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Peter S
29 May 2017|
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Response from NtouniasStelios | Property representative |
I open every days from 11 to 7 o'clock in the summer
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BethAstor
22 November 2016|
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What time do you want ? I open 11 oclock and closes 6....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Drakona
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 065083
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Description
Ntounias restaurant is a traditional Cretan restaurant with authentic tastes cooked in the wood oven, even the bread is hand made and cooked in the restaurant. Most ingredients are taken from the family farm and many are harvested from the neighboring area. Stelios is a unique person with love for life and cooking, and this spirit you can see, smell and taste in his food! When you visit Ntounias, take your time as we will produce to you to taste our plates, which are different every day. The restaurant is located at Drakona village, east of Therisso village at Keramia, Chania prefecture in west Crete.
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