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Dragon's Cave

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Road to Kalo Nero, Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
28430 51494
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere with a friendly service.

Great food. Especially the starters. Great atmosphere with very friendly service and a nice calm location on the mountainside. There's also a swing and a small carousel that kept the kids from our group occupied. A very enjoyable evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Jan J
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  • Italian first
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great food. Especially the starters. Great atmosphere with very friendly service and a nice calm location on the mountainside. There's also a swing and a small carousel that kept the kids from our group occupied. A very enjoyable evening.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Dragon's Cave Taverna was the best dining experience I had on my recently completed holiday to Crete. The restaurant is located on the Southern Coast of Crete and a few kilometers away from the resort village of Makrygialios. The restaurant is perched on a cliff overlooking the Libyan Sea. The proprietors utilize herbs and produce grown on the premises and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is the third or forth year we keep coming back to this place. We usually walk here from the small town of Makrygialos, because it stimulates our appetite. It is not reaaly far to walk, only 3 km to the east of Makrygialos. A taxi doesn,t cost much either, only 10 €. If you rent a car make sure... More 

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were told they served the best lamb chops in town and they were right. Cooked over charcoal they were the tenderest chops I have eaten, served with home made bread and chilled white wine. A very enjoyable experience a little off the beated track well worth the drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Truly excellent simple cooking accompanied by the usual friendly service which predominates throughout Greece but seems outstanding in Crete. Try the lamb chops - fantastic! But everything we ate was on the same level.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

about 5 km out of town on steep windy roads so its a taxi or a dedicated no drinking driver for this place. Food very different from the rest and amazing views. Comfortable with aircon that actually works! Quite expensive by greek standards but worth it for a special night out.

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant from some of the locals; the restaurant is approximately 8kms from the village centre and fairly easy to locate although it sits alone, half way up a mountain. We started with a small meze which tasted better than it sounded and to follow we both went for a 'special' of grilled fish, caught locally and... More 

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Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Hospitable, traditional, family restaurant. Bio, home caltivated vegetables. Pet and kids friendly. Stunning view. Great prices. In one word, fantastic! Must visit.

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Houston, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have now visited Dragons Cave twice with family who stay locally. This is an amazing taverna to visit. Sofia and her family cook the most amazing food with love and passion. Both the hosting and food are top class. Locally sourced ingredients and fresh produce from the family garden. You must try the tomato balls and the courgette balls.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

In spite of having travelled to this aera for many years we had never visited Dragon's Cave. The sunset was fantastic and the view the same. But the best part was the Food: Excellent lamb and everything that was served.

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Address: Road to Kalo Nero, Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 28430 51494
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
Cuisine: Greek

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  • Address: Road to Kalo Nero, Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: 28430 51494

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  • Cuisine: Greek

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