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Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
+30 2843 051280
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Umea, Sweden
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161 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Lovely lunch at Ilios Cafe. We ate Cretean Rusk, which is dried dark bread with olive oil, tomato and fetasost and crepsé with ham, cheese and vegetables. Both very good. One day we tried the Greek salad with sun-ripened tomatoes and plenty of feta cheese. Served whit warm bread! Really nice.

Thank Ulf S
United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 16, 2016

We love Ilios. This is the most friendly little Cafe in the Harbour. Maria the Owner is fantastic as are her staff especially Tasia. The service is excellent. The food is excellent and fresh with a good range including "English" breakfast, Omelettes and Crepes and cakes (yummy) Access to the beach & sunloungers is great. Clean toilets. Lovely and tasteful... More 

Thank SusieScot1
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Spent a lot of time here as its so easy for the beach. Great food and drink all served by a lovely friendly staff. They serve rather good illy coffee... their fresh orange juice is also divine. Brilliant wifi as well.

Thank Caroline F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This a lovely chilled out bar with a good choice of drinks and good food. They also have good sun-beds on the beach. It feels more Greek than some of the other bars so was a good place to get away from things.

Thank Louise C
Paris, France
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016

A young and trendy bar with access to the beach, yet also good for all the family. Cool music, excellent cocktails and very clean loos!

Thank Ben G
Kempsford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Ilios is certainly a cafe rather than a restaurant/taverna, but its eclectic menu can cater for most hours of the day, the position is excellent and the service friendly. We enjoyed a Greek salad and an unusual cheese 'pancake' with our beers, in comfortable chairs out of the midday sun, all very reasonably priced.

Thank esfunnell
Leeds, United Kingdom
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554 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016

Stopped here for coffee and beer....Lovely location right looking onto the beach and harbour area.....afternoon lazy few hours spent watching the world go bye... We sat right outside the main entrance on comfy cushioned seating. Pleasant helpful staff who served us promptly, but no pressure..... Interesting list of cocktails and the crepes looked good, we will be back to eat... More 

Thank babe33
Stockport, UK
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We ate here at lunch and the food and service were very good. They have a large menu. I had a smoked salmon salad and my wife had a tuna bagette. Both were tasty and freshly made with good ingredients. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Fubarski
New Milton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Very nice place to sit with a drink or two in the afternoon. Try the apple pie ,delicious.Comfortable seating and right on the beach. This place does get busier in the evenings .

1 Thank cxtwoman
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 19, 2015

We stopped off for a quick bite for lunch and ended up stopping for hours. After a great lunch, we enjoyed quite a few of their cocktails along with the local beer Mythos in ice-cold glasses! A great place for Makrygialos harbour!

Thank Jon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Greek, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: +30 2843 051280

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