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Eating

During your stay at Eleonas we are quite sure that you will love the food, which is prepared from mostly home-grown produce and  a large variety of pure, local products, especially olive oil (own production), which is used in almost all the dishes.

Eleonas taverna is quite popular with Greeks from across the island especially in Winter,  and you can either eat inside during Winter and a few days in springtime next to the fireplace or during Summer on the lovely stone terrace surrounded by olive trees and flowers ... enjoying the nature.

Breakfast (included in the rate) is a delicious buffet with freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade yoghurt and cheeses (he milk is of their own production), various types of homemade pites with cheese or wild vegetables, freshly made bread, cakes and biscuits, local honey, and homemade jam and marmalade, eggs, mountain tea [inregion there is wide variety of herbs like sage, malotira (mountainous tea), dictamus, chamomile] ... 

Lunch and dinner meals feature authentic Cretan cuisine with a variety of fresh dishes: lamb in the stove, rooster in wine sauce, chicken with sage, rabbit stifado (rabbit with onions and spices), lamb stamnagathi (lamb with a wild mountain herb), pork with leek, chicken with olives and more.  The olive oil, raki, wine, milk, cheese, eggs, and vegetables, plus some of the meat, are all from the farm.

Each cottage has a small kitchenette with a hot plate, basic crockery and a fridge-mini bar  (stocked with wine, beer, fizzy drinks and mineral water with quite reasonable prices. Upon your arrival, you’ll find a welcome (Cretan hospitality) of raki, some Greek coffee, Greek mountain tea and some fruits. The kitchenettes are quite usefull to prepare snacks and coffee not meals and families will find them quite useful.

Eat out ... plenty of options around the lake (fresh trout from the lake is delicious) or at the village of Zaros.

Hotel Information Recommended For
Type: Small Hotels & Inns Eco :
Rooms: 20 Food :
Pool: Yes Rural :
Dining: Yes Mountain :
Children: Welcome Family :
Closed: Never

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