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Main Street | Central, Beachside, next to National Bank of Greece Branch, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
0030-2843051300
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Description: 'The' bar in Makrigialos, newly refurbished and open 7 days a week. Come...
'The' bar in Makrigialos, newly refurbished and open 7 days a week. Come down and soak up the rays, while enjoying a cold drink on one of our sun beds on the beach, watch the sunset on our terrace, relaxing to the sounds of a laid back beat or while away the time with friends in the bar until the early hours! We also show all major sporting events in the bar, Chris & Clare look forward to welcoming you.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Bar and friendly owners

Usually go here for a coffee and then soak up the sun on one of the loungers. Claire and Chris make you feel very welcome and you can also have a toastie at lunch time with a nice cold beer. There is a covered seating area where you can go if it is too warm mid-day. Nice décor and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
ccmow777
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Usually go here for a coffee and then soak up the sun on one of the loungers. Claire and Chris make you feel very welcome and you can also have a toastie at lunch time with a nice cold beer. There is a covered seating area where you can go if it is too warm mid-day. Nice décor and friendly... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Don't be confused and think this is a rock bar it is not ! It is "the rock" bar, the rock is outside, a bit of a shame really, however nothing bad about it at all, except that their cocktails are twice the price of some other places that are a bit more "buzzy", shall we say "the seniors will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very warm friendly atmosphere. Beautiful location overlooking the beach.Good value for money, excellent cocktails made by Clare and tasty bar snacks. Highly recommended.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had read the reviews and wanted to visit this bar and meet Chris and Claire,and yes they are as nice as the other reviewers said and it is a lovely bar in a lovely position on a great beach in a beautiful part of Crete.This was our first visit but we can understand why people return year after year!!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited the rock one evening with the kids and we're made to feel so welcome we returned during the day as well. Great location, great cocktails and a warm welcome and friendly people. Thanks Claire and Chris

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Oslo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I am a bit confused after finding this place listed with the _restaurants_ in Makry-Gialos. I've had a few drinks here on several occations with my wife, and always thought about it as a bar. Probably the best bar in town, though. I can't say anything about the food, but the drinks are good, and the owners are wery friendly... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Love this place!! The hosts Clare and Chris are the best! The beach is amazing and the service perfect.. I loooved my __________ coffee?? What is it called again Clare?? Delicious! My mother and I have made friends for life in Chris and Clare!! A must to visit while in Makry-Gialos if looking for a good drink, relaxing atmosphere and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Just the place for a snack and a refresh during the wonderful climate that prevails in Makrigialos you must try it

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manchester
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great place for a cocktail or a drink you would not normally find in a Greek taverna. Situated in the small village of Mochllos right by the sea. You can really sit on the rocks too in very comfortable deck chairs. Good for a snack too - would recommend the toasties and waffles. Lovely atmosphere!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Walking along the beach after a lovely evening out. Thought we'd try the rock due to the reviews. Turned away unpleasantly by a surly owner. It was 10.30pm but it was full and we only wanted a coffee. Shameful reception. We're here for a fortnight but we won't be going in here ever!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | Central, Beachside, next to National Bank of Greece Branch, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: 0030-2843051300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

'The' bar in Makrigialos, newly refurbished and open 7 days a week. Come down and soak up the rays, while enjoying a cold drink on one of our sun beds on the beach, watch the sunset on our terrace, relaxing to the sounds of a laid back beat or while away the time with friends in the bar until the early hours! We also show all major sporting events in the bar, Chris & Clare look forward to welcoming you.

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