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Aptera Restaurant

Main Street Aptera Square | Aptera Apokoronou, Aptera, Crete 730 03, Greece
+30 2825 031313
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Main Street Aptera Square | Aptera Apokoronou, Aptera, Crete 730 03, Greece
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

After your visit to the ancient city of Aptera walk or ride downs to the square and make for the taverna T’Aptera to be greeted by the wonderful Christina who never forgets a face. The food is traditional and excellent Just sit back and watch...More

Thank KCHx
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Popular with residents and visitors alike, this is an excellent place to eat. Good range of home-cooked food, at reasonable prices.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Love this place. This is one of those places that you going back to again and again. We have been doing so for the last 4 years. The reasons why Location Atmosphere The drink The food which is amazing variety and flavours 👍 Best of...More

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Great little Taverna in the middle of Aptera perfect for a visit having looked around the fabulous site of Ancient Aptera. Terrific flavours, great daily menu served in rustic and homely surroundings. Worth the trip out from Chania to get away from the madding crowds!

Thank Samboii
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Absolutely amazing food, we ate here most days either lunch or dinner. The rabbit is absolutely superb. The prices are reasonable and a good deal less than when we ate elsewhere, especially near the coast. Nikos is a brilliant host, and really looks after you....More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at this terrific taverna on numerous occasions, after first visiting Aptera in 2014 with friends. We came again in 2015 & 2017 & each time were remembered by the staff. This year they declared 'Welcome Home' when we arrived on the first...More

Thank princesspentium
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Having read the reviews we expected some really good traditional Cretan food but were rather underwhelmed by what we got. It wasn't bad, just not great, and not exactly cheap either. There only seemed to be one waiter so service was slow even by Greek...More

Thank Bonnywitch
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Aptera Taverna is a traditional Resturant in the most beautiful setting in the square of Aptera village. The food is all home cooked and traditional, the service efficient and friendly. The prices are very reasonable a must to visit on your way down from the...More

Thank SandwichL63
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Went as a group of 7, seating was busy outside. Shared Greek salad, the beautiful green beans & fried mushrooms to start. Mains all went down well, lamb ribs, chicken of the spit & the oven chicken. Enjoyable evening!

Thank Rickster31
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped off at this restaurant after a visit to the local ruins. The lady running it was extremely friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We ended up returning for breakfast on our last day, even though it was not on our route to the...More

Thank Mike K
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Mark S
17 July 2018|
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Response from Bonnywitch | Reviewed this property |
We usually pay cash but I'm sure Maria takes cards too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street Aptera Square | Aptera Apokoronou, Aptera, Crete 730 03, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Aptera
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 031313
Taverna Aptera specialises in traditional home-cooking and is recommended in the Rough Guide to Crete. Open from 10.00am for breakfast through to the evening serving a full menu including a variety of vegetarian dishes.
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