Taverna DOUNIAS in the mountain village of Drakonas: one of the five best places to eat and drink on the Greek islands

Dounias- Stelios and his wife Drakona map

The taverna Dounias in Drakona, east of Therisso in northwest Crete was chosen  as one of the best five restaurants on the Greek islands by Olive magazine:

“Ntounias is a very basic looking restaurant in the hills, far away from the tourist trail, with a rickety looking set of clay pots strung up over a fire and a lovely husband-and-wife team in the kitchen.

They raise as much as possible of the meat and vegetables they use, on terraced land in the steep valley below the restaurant.

It’s a must-visit for proper Cretan mountain food – very different, meatier and more rustic, than that served just a few miles away on the coast.

For video click here and here.

http://www.chaniapost.eu  17 November 2016



I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.