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Petra Bay Taverna

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Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
28430 52444
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lamb over done

They seem to put chips and salad with everything on same plate , starters ok , but mains awful, nice people , good location , ate there twice

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
steve b
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  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

They seem to put chips and salad with everything on same plate , starters ok , but mains awful, nice people , good location , ate there twice

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paisley, scotland
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Don't have a starter if you want to finish your main course! Main courses are huge! Good service and pleasant staff

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We spent a week in Makry-Gialos in late September 2014. The welcome we received and the consistent food quality was outstanding. We ate there 5 times during the week and enjoyed every moment. The family team really looked after us and despite being a Coeliac they were willing to take on the challenge to make sure my needs were met.... More 

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nottingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Petra Bay. We found the food quality excellent, great presentation and a friendly host. Petra Bay also affords fantastic views and enjoys a really nice ambiance. The dishes were made from fresh produce direct from their own farm. Simply great tasty food. We highly recommend this taverna particularly for all vegetarians. We will surely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great location right across the road from the main beach so sound of the waves is the backdrop to your meal. Good simple tasty food ( chicken souvlaki) and great service. Free hors d'oeuvres, free yogurt with candied orange as a small desert and a flask of raki after the meal were really nice touches. Previous review that says waited... More 

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Always a good welcome at Petra Bay and even with 2 years gap between visits the hosts are very welcoming. Food portions are large so don't have a starter. Service is excellent. Location is perfect with the sound of the sea as the beach is just across the lane that goes in front. We will return :-)

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We ate here twice and were pleased with our food on both occasions.I love eating while the waves crash on the beach a few yards away.What a lovely setting!The service is excellent and I love the complimentary appetisers and pudding.My stuffed squid one night was excellent,as was my slow cooked pork on the other occasion.I would definitely eat here again!

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northants
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we went to this taverna after visiting another which had an extremely limited menu. We had great expectations as we saw a lot of people eating. However, when we sat down, the waiter appeared to be more interested in clearing the nearby tables and taking bills. We waited for some 40 minutes waiting to be served and the moved on... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Beautiful food ... Loved the friendliness of the staff .... Looking out onto the sea .... Was recommended and we were very pleased that we had gone

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family and I visited this restaurant twice (so far!) on our holiday to Crete. The staff are lovely - very helpful and with a nice sense of humour - we particularly liked the waiter who brought some raki at the end of the meal with 3 glasses (one for him too!) We also liked the fact that the waitress... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: 28430 52444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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