Spilios story is a story of friendship.

We’ve been creating delicious food for over 15 years

From carpentry to Cretan gastronomy

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 Aegean 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 Taverna Spilios 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 wives 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 Taverna Spilios the dishes proposed are simple, traditional Cretan recipes prepared daily with fresh products and tasted by Michalis and George.


Welcome to Taverna Spilios! 

Flavours from our kitchen

Fresh ingredients. Grandmother’s best recipes. Faith to Cretan tradition.
That’s the spilios secret.

Carefully selected


Fresh Ingredients
Our dishes are prepared daily with fresh and seasonal ingredients sourced from local, small scale suppliers. The olives and olive oil served at Spilios Taverna are harvested at Michalis’ and George’s olive groves.

Traditional Recipes
Simple, tasty, healthy: our dishes are prepared following the recipes of our mothers and grand-mothers.

Quality Wines
Both our bottled and house wines are carefully selected among wine producers who distinguish themselves internationally for the quality of their wines and their methods of cultivation.