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Kalamokanias Beach, Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's on a great beach, less touristic and crazy! If you eat there, you can use the beach chairs and umbrellas for free. You do have to walk over the hill to get there, but it is SO worth it! Restaurant offers great traditional Greek food. We went back several times in the week we where there, all good food!... More 

Thank Carlien_5
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd like to say that I just can't get my head around this place being at number 3 in the top 27 restaurants in Makry Gialos. We visited Georges on the strength of the trip advisor reviews and were totally disappointed. The food was incredibly bland, and would definately not return or recommend this place at all. 9 restaurants in... More 

Thank shaun d
Paisley, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on holiday for 17 nights. Of those 17 nights we dined at Georges for 10 of them. We only dined in the evenings at 2 other places and then for 1 night each. The other nights were at frioends houses. This tells you that Georges is the best, a classic Greek taverna that holds true to the Greece... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening meal here, my wife had pork souvlaki and i had giouvetsi, both very tasty with friendly service and not too pricey. The house red wine was also pleasant, light and fruity. Worth a visit for sure.

Thank PeeCeeUU
Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Due to the many top-ratings we decided to have dinner one evening during our 2-week stay in Makrygialos. The food was of moderate taste, but nothing really special. Many of the restaurants we visited on the beach promenade in Makrygialos in our view definitely had better food, so we didn't find it worth to make the walk over the hill... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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512 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

First visit to this place to dine.....pleasantly surprised, greeted very warmly and given choice of seating, inside or at the seats just across the way looking at the ocean....we chose to sit in as dusk was falling and it was a little damp....Colourful and very clean environment.....we perused the menu which had a good variety of food available including fresh... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

My first review, so I picked a nice one. Georges is run by a lady called Litsa and her son Mixhalis, two really decent people. The restaurant is just on the beach, just around and behind the Cybele Apartments, and it's well worth finding. There's indoor and outdoor seating, as well as three or four tables under the trees overlooking... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Nowadays most greek tavernas you visit are nothing like the traditional tavernas you remember andused to visit and loved. Most are modern with mainly frozen foods served. However, Georges Taverna remains true to the greek tradition with fresh food and quality home grown greek produce used in their amazing dishes. This tavern is the reason we want to eat greek... More 

Thank intipusscat
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A great return trip to Makri-Gialos and Georges as good and dependable as ever. This is a truly welcoming place. Not only are Litsa and Mike great hosts but they seem to attract very friendly customers - I can't think of anywhere else where so many evenings end up with conversations springing up across the different tables ( and yes,... More 

Thank SDO1952
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Delicious green bean stew, crumbling ndakos, tables under the trees on the edge of the beach and really friendly service

Thank Fred B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalamokanias Beach, Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: 2843051785

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?