Top 10 restaurants in Elounda, Greece

January 13, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Elounda (Greek: Ελούντα), alternative transliterations Elounta or Elouda, is a small town on the northern coast of the island of Crete, Greece. It is part of the municipality of Agios Nikolaos, until recently (2010) belonging to the prefecture of Lasithi and nowadays the periphery of Crete.
Things to do in Elounda

1. Lotus Eaters Restaurant

Schisma, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$204 - HK$581 +30 2841 041538
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Lotus Eaters Restaurant

Reviewed By X5185OMthomasm - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

We were at the lotus-eaters for an evening meal. We chose the place after Reading amazing trip advisor reviews. Well this one will not be different. This restaurant really deserves them all. The location is by the sea protected from the wind, the lighting is perfect and the chairs really confortable. I had the Cretan sausages, the lamb chops and the chocolate cheese cake. My wife had the shrimp with ouzo, the sole and the walnut sponge cake. All of them were amazing. The red house wine was very good. The service was spotless. A place not to miss.

2. Vachus Taverna

Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$47 - HK$173 +30 2841 041380
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 484 reviews

Vachus Taverna

Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and sotiris in serve.29 Years taverna.Kopiaste to serve our home made food.OPA!!!!!!

Reviewed By TeohGK - Kuala Lumpur

Chanced upon this tavern at Elounda after our trip to Spinalonga. It was my first introduction to Cretan Cuisine and the best meal we had during our Greece trip! Our group of six had Stuffed Tomato and Pepper, Aubergine Special, Seafruit (seafood platter), among others. Every dish is tasty, of good portion and reasonably priced. I really love the Stuffed Tomato and Pepper!
The tavern is run jointly by two family and the staff are so warm and friendly. Love the ambience of the tavern with green vines all over the top and potted plants aplenty.
Highly recommend this tavern. Don't miss it if you visit Elounda, you will not regret it. I am so missing their food already!

3. Olondi Restaurant

Harbor Front, Elounda, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2841 041040
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Olondi Restaurant

Reviewed By glutenfreediner191 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ate there twice this trip to Crete. Not only a great location on the water, but friendly service and above all superb quality. I had swordfish steaks first time around, succulent and a generous portion. Second time I had prawn risotto - quite simply the best dish I ate during my trip. Delightful olondi retains the character of the real Greece - go by all means, but book in high season

4. Porto Rino

The Harbour, Elounda, Crete 75053, Greece Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$165 +30 2841 041518
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 752 reviews

Porto Rino

Reviewed By glutenfreediner191 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Had dinner twice at Porto Rino , second time they remembered I was gluten free and brought me gluten free nibbles to start. They always have a gluten free pasta available, and nearly all of the sauces are gluten free. My non gluten fre partner had a very tasty looking pizza first time round. His pasta second time was less spectacular but still good. Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful, would go back

5. Anemomylos

Elounda Main Beach, Elounda, Crete, Greece Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +30 2841 042476
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 352 reviews

Anemomylos

Reviewed By PuttingPenToPaper - Southampton, United Kingdom

We had a super meal here... nice attentive service, great recommendations for dishes and drinks, tasty food and competitively priced. On the quieter side of the village this restaurant overlooks the public beach and is away from the hustle and bustle. We went for the taramasalata to share (bread came with complimentary feta dip and tapenade as well), followed by the fresh fish dish each ( which was sea bass) then gadafi and ice cream, with a small bottle of oozo and a half carafe of house white wine the meal only came to about 58 euros. We were given the choice of having the fish filleted (much easier although not so pretty!) or whole (see photos) - just delicious - and it came with fresh vegetables and potatoes. And the meal was closed with a complimentary raki and chocolate biscuit dessert. It was one of the busier restaurants in the area and I can see why. Nicely decorated in calm seaside colours - they’ve obviously been doing a lot right since it was established in 1999.

6. DEL MAR SNACK BAR

Harbourside, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Cafe, Bar, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks +30 2841 042648
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 253 reviews

DEL MAR SNACK BAR

Reviewed By Teresa K - St. Neots, United Kingdom

This little bar is a perfect place for a drink or lunch or in our case desserts! Extensive treat menu and a lovely spot on the bay, we were lucky enough to see a turtle up close as we had a drink! The staff were very friendly and welcoming and remembered us each time we came (probably too often!). Very reasonably priced...highlights for us were the crepes, waffles, baklava and the doughnut which was bigger than the person eating it (or so she thought!)... picture below, plate was dinner size!

7. Alyggos

The Square | Elounda, Elounda, Crete, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, Greek, Pub, International Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 162 reviews

Alyggos

Reviewed By PrincessPaige2007 - Bradford

We decided to try the Alyggos on our second evening in Elounda. We were made to feel very welcome. We decided to sit just outside the bar in the square and sat and watch the comings and goings of the local people including the children who were playing in the square. It was very relaxing and a great place to chill that we decided to go on an evening and were always warmly welcomed by the staff.

8. Kanali Restaurant

Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2841 042075
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 937 reviews

Kanali Restaurant

Reviewed By richb0510 - London, United Kingdom

Took a bit of finding in the dark but it’s worth finding. Service is a delight but wait till the food comes.... superb prawns on the grill, plump and tasty muscles and a delicious sea food spaghetti to Round things off. Just excellent

9. Cypriana Taverna & Meze House

Elounda Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2841 041752
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Cypriana Taverna & Meze House

Reviewed By Pauline L - Maidstone, United Kingdom

Just returned from this fantastic holiday and visited Maria's restaurant on many occasions,we were always treated with a warm and friendly smile and made to feel very special.
We took our grandson Louie with us and Maria always showed him a lot of love and affection.
Thank you Maria for your hospitality.

10. Babel

Akti Vritomartidos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Cafe, Greek, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +30 2841 042336
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 653 reviews

Babel

This bar overlooks the small fishing harbour off the main square in Elounda village.. With superb hosts to make you welcome and value for money drinks, coffee and meals it ranks number 1.

Reviewed By AlisdairGB - Northumberland

We visited often while in Elounda - mainly for drinks and snack lunches.
The service is excellent, the drinks choices great and the choice of snacks and meals better than average. The food menu is very much aimed at British visitors, but hey, ho, we are British! Enough Greek dishes to satisfy most palates though ...
We enjoyed sitting outside to "people watch" in the sun, but if too hot the air conditioned inside was equally welcoming. The location, overlooking the harbour is superb - the mixture of working fishing boats and trip boats ( mainly to Spinalonga ) makes fascinating watching - better than the TVs in the bar!
We understand that it gets busy in the high season and in the evening, but we were at the end of the season and had no difficulty getting seats where we preferred.
All in all, a recommended place to catch a cool drink and watch the world go by.
PS - be aware that the parking by the harbour is NOT free , we saw several cars getting tickets

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