Michalis and George, two friends and long long-time partners in a carpentry business, shared a dream: to build a taverna overlooking Falassarna Bay where visitors could savour Cretan specialities while enjoying the features for which Falassarna is famous for: the Agean Sea framed in a vast and natural bay, the impressive sunsets, the relaxing environment and the West wind.. carrier of light spring and early summer breezes.

Their dream came true in 2005 when Spilios Taverna opened its doors to the first visitors and since then every summer they have been welcoming old and new Guests to their gastronomy and hospitality.

Living all their lives in a small Cretan village near Falassarna has made Michalis and George experts in Cretan gastronomy. Their daily diet has always consisted of nature’s gifts to man: fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, poultry and fish.
The olives and the olive oil used at Spilios Taverna are the same used by their wifes and mothers at home. They are olives picked from trees which have been harvested for generations by their families and ancestors.

From the village to the tables: at Spilios Taverna the dishes proposed are simple, traditional Cretan recipes prepared daily with fresh products and tasted by Michalis and George.

Welcome to Spilios Taverna!