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“Charming restaurant, Authentic Cretan Taverna”

Iliomanolis Taverna
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Kanevos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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 prime material are excellent and every day the number of the day dishes is really various. Every year we promise to ourselves that we have to be back in this taverna the following year. Simply Extraordinary. Really reccomended.

Thank BrG2013
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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 choose what we wanted. It was around twenty different dishes. The food was perfect and authentic, not the tourist trap. We have absolutely loved it. And at the end there was a surprise - we paid 33€ for the whole family - several courses, wine, freshly squeezed orange juice for kids. Perfect place to try!

Thank Jan Č
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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. U can try a real cretan kitchen of the hinterland. There is no menu : the staff invites u to enter the kitchen and choose between a large variety of dishes. All the ingredients, from the meat passing for the vegetables and even the cheese, fruit and rakí are from their family farm. This restaurant is impossible to miss if u want to feel the real cretan cuisine, far from the tourism mainstream. Talking about the check, even lower than the southern coast.

Thank Giulio S
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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 and the family all kind and charming.
Recommended 100%

Thank NatassaMarkopoulou
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Came across this gem of a taverna as a coincidence for lunch and it was absolutely perfect. No menu but instead we were presented with all the freshly made food in the kitchen. We wanted to choose all but ended up choosing 5 different things and it was delicious. Freshly made cheese and fresh cage tables from the family garden. We'd recommend it to anyone!

Thank Marie K
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