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Limanaki | Makry-Gialos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
+30 2843 052135
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8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: "ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟ" situated next to the picturesque harbour (Limanaki beach) of...
"ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟ" situated next to the picturesque harbour (Limanaki beach) of Makry-Gialos. Fresh food and drinks, like Breakfast, Omelets, tasty snacks, the best Greek and Cretan salads, served all throughout the day. At the hot summer nights the great "Mythos" draught beer and cocktails always served with tradition appetising nibbles. Altogether a very pleasant cafe bar with a relaxing atmosphere and good wheelchair access. Chara and Dimitri are your hosts. Welcome.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Always A Pleasure

I've been coming to the Olympio Cafe since my grandparents moved out to Crete several years back, and there's never been a moment I wasn't warmly welcomed. The Olympio Cafe is on the beach front, perfectly situated by the harbour, with a varied but tasty menu. It's run by parents and son, all of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Johannes E
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Wales, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to the Olympio Cafe since my grandparents moved out to Crete several years back, and there's never been a moment I wasn't warmly welcomed. The Olympio Cafe is on the beach front, perfectly situated by the harbour, with a varied but tasty menu. It's run by parents and son, all of whom are pleasant, playful and with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Seeing that this was number 1 on TA when we arrived we expected an outstanding experience, so felt a little disappointed as was nothing special. It isn't a taverna firstly, it is a cafe and evening bar- which is fine, but there are some very special tavernas in Makrigialos which should be higher really! A lovely setting on the beach... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We used to stop at Olympio for an aperitif before dinner some nights and look out to the harbour - lovely. They served a good strong ouzo also.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One of our favourite beachside bars for drinks, food and ice cream. Say "Hi" to Dimitri your host. YAMAS!

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good place to have breakfast. I have visited OLYMPIO many times during my holliday. The food is great.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Over the years we spent many holidays in Makrigialos where Cafe Olympio was our favourite place to visit. Dimitris and his wife Hara, always made us so very welcome and the food was absolutely delicious. Not only is it a superb Taverna but a very popular place to enjoy meeting up with friends made on holiday. We now stay on... More 

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Nea Makri, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

One word is enough : Simply EXCELLENT!!!! We have visited OLYMPIO many times during the summer. We were always satisfied with the food , the drinks the coffees and the personality of Dimitris and Hara, his wife!!! We come every year and we enjoy our stay there!!!!

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Twickenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

our favourite place to have breakfast, the food which is served all day long is always great, the welcome always warm and the setting wonderful. Perfect place to sit and chill anytime

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've got the luck to live in Makry Gialos and Olympio is my favourite place to sit down a few times in the week sipping of my fresh orange juice, Dimitri and Xara are lovely people !!! Emilios

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Evercreech, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Dimitri makes everyone feel welcome and at ease. His genuine interest in his customers is obvious and that coupled with lovely fresh food and well kept beers and idyllic location makes Olympio Cafe the place to go in Makry-Gialos.

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Additional Information about Olympio Cafe

Address: Limanaki | Makry-Gialos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2843 052135
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Limanaki | Makry-Gialos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: +30 2843 052135

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
  • Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

"ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟ" situated next to the picturesque harbour (Limanaki beach) of Makry-Gialos. Fresh food and drinks, like Breakfast, Omelets, tasty snacks, the best Greek and Cretan salads, served all throughout the day. At the hot summer nights the great "Mythos" draught beer and cocktails always served with tradition appetising nibbles. Altogether a very pleasant cafe bar with a relaxing atmosphere and good wheelchair access. Chara and Dimitri are your hosts. Welcome.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm

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