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Taverna Kalliotzina

Koutsouras, Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #10 of 21 restaurants in Makry-Gialos
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The absolute best food on South East Crete. In the little village of Koutsouras (which has a pharmacy and an ATM!) next to busy and noisy Makrys Gialos. Travelling from Ierapetra to Makris Gialos, enter the village of Koutsouras, and the restaurant is on your right hand side, on the main road. Big huge salt trees shade the backyard and... More

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East Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was a fantastic restaurant in fact the children requested to go back several times as it had great rock pools to catch fish with their nets. The building is white and blue with low hung trees,very Mamma Mia and the food is delicious!

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed in Makry-Gialos for 1 week and visited a different restaurant each night. We had a late dinner at Kalliotzina with our two teenagers. It is one of the best restaurants in the area (the other one being Dragon's Cave). We really enjoyed the setting (seaside, under olive trees) but also the home made food. It looks like it... More

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Glyfada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We went to Kalliotzina for lunch. The setting is nice, overlooking the sea, but this is more or less common in the area. Service was fast but rather detached. We had three main dishes , moussaka - soutzoukakia - stifado beef, and a vlita salad. The dishes were good, nothing to reflect the opinions in other reviews though. Some were... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had a great meal with a variety of Greek specialties. The environment was great although it was a very hot day. We ate under the big trees and the view as well as the environment were great. All the dishes were very tasty. The Greek moussaka, the giant beans, the salads, the fish, all were exceptional. The truth is... More

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Spent an evening at this fabulous resaurant. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was friendly and efficient. On Wednesday and Friday you can enjoy live Greek music and dancing which the locals are very happy for you to join in. The retaurant is set right next to ocean with stunning views. Well worth the effort to find in... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a sweet little restaurant in a beautiful location on the beach. It is very popular and the food is good - but nothing special. I was excited about dining here after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor but I was very disappointed. The service is awful. I enjoy a long leisurely meal but here we had to wait for... More

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Very good home made Cretan cousine, friendly staff, excellent service, strongly recommended to visitors of the south east coast the beautiful island of Crete.

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ATHENS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I enjoed eating at Kalliotzina, some traditional greek food, very good scenery, the staff really helpfull and reaasonable prices.

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Crete, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

There is NOTHING frozen , in this restaurant . If this woman ( the cook ) had to prepare a dish at her home , she will prepare it , NO different . !!!

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