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Opposite Sunwing Kreta Hotel & Mikri Poli Hotel, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
2843051125
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent cretan food

We had grilled vegetables with vinegar, birka meze and stuffed tomatoes, pepper & zucchini and Myrthos beer (for 30E!). Everything was excellent. It is also possible to have special slow food courses.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2013
Gunnar G
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
paisley, scotland
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Friends who stay locally said that reviews of this restaurant varied depending which chef was working. We got a poor night. Food was mediocre and expensive.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had grilled vegetables with vinegar, birka meze and stuffed tomatoes, pepper & zucchini and Myrthos beer (for 30E!). Everything was excellent. It is also possible to have special slow food courses.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was the only big restaurant open in Makry-Gialos and so it was regularly used. The locals ate there as well and we find that it is always a good sign of good food. The local wine is exceelent (Organic and made by the local monastery) and the majority of the dishes on offer were from fresh produce - those... More 

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Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stopped at Porfira's while driving towards Ierapetra. The place looked empty (it was Wednesday. In February). The cheerful old lady who runs the place whipped up a sumptuous meal for us: huge Cretan salads, dolmades filled with rice, kid goat with spinach, lamb chops with home-made fried tomatoes and the freshest and tastiest horta (wild greens) that we've ever... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

..or the summer actually. My favourite place to eat when the Diaskari taverna is closed. Summer can be very busy since it is so closely positioned to the two major hotels but it stays open through the winter - when you will find many, many Greeks eating there. Which testifies to the quality of the food and the fairness of... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

There's a lot of good options in the area so this review may seem unfair. The food and service cannot be faulted. Price is reasonable too. A bit soul less - something missing and can't quite say what precisely. Ate here just the once - too many other excellent options locally.

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crete
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The food is nice they have things hat others do not have. How ever it is a place for the evening as the view is not so good . You are looking on the a street . The restaurant is very classy it is nice to sit inside.

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Borgholm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Went there today after reading TripAdvisor and I guess I expected some more for a 4,5 rated restaurant. It was nothing wrong dont missunderstand me. The food was good, the staff was friendly and servicemnded and the restautant was cozy. But there was no extra according to me to give it more then a 3 rating. It was my first... More 

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Stockport
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Great food, warm welcome, good wines. one of our firm favourites in the area.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Great food, great service, a pleasure to eat at, try their mese menu it is wonderful, they are very accommodating and will even prepare an off menu dish for a child without fuss, always good affordable wine and the owners take the time to come and sit with you for a chat! Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Opposite Sunwing Kreta Hotel & Mikri Poli Hotel, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: 2843051125

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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