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The Olive Tree Taverna


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Traditional Greek dishes cooked with local fresh products. Beautiful garden with two very old Olive trees. A huge Rubber tree , Jasmine and flowers and of course Greek background music in the most relaxed atmosphere . Welcome to the oldest and finest taverna on the island. Since 1984 !
$14 - $28
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Mediterranean, Greek
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely looking restaurant, nice greeting, very welcoming. The atmosphere was relaxing, it appeared to be mainly couples, but that suited the setting. The food was delicious, with great choice. They didn't have certain things available as they weren't in season (ie. Lobster and a certain...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Luke S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vissited several time s during our stay and sampled a diferent diush each time. We really couldn't decide which one we liked most. If we ever go back to the resort we will be eating here again.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank culturecollector
Reviewed December 4, 2018

I have been coming to the olive tree since 2003 and lakis Diane and the team always make me feel welcome ,the food is beautiful ,weather its the lamb kleftiko or one of the nightly specials it never fails to disappoint ,so much so as...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank smittyshooter
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The food here was amazing. My husband had the lamb shank it was delicious. My meal cleftico was fabulous. To be honest I would have eaten here every night . It was not a massive menu but that is probably why everything was so good....More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank tina m
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Our family had some suggestions of restaurants to try whilst in Zante. After trying this on our 3rd night in we were so tempted to go every night afterwards!! Food choices were so nice and we loved trying different dishes each night. Would recommend a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Pam W
Reviewed October 31, 2018

The Olive Tree has been a restaurant that we have visited first night and last night (and a few more nights in between) every year of our numerous trips to Tsilivi since 2006. The menu is wonderful and there is something for everyone. The recipes...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Michaeld5316
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Kalafaki then its a must to eat here awesome food you get a free starter of desert if you order more than €7:80 per dish I recommend the mixed slouvaki

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MattyK80
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Walk passed many times, but decided to give it a try, and we were not dissapointed. Food, service with a smile and not overpriced. Would recommend.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Micky270566
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Very good restaurant with friendly staff and very good Greek food and wine. Would definitely go back

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank David V
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

I had my dinner here on the last day 17 October before they closed. Can’t describe how good it was in words.... if your in Tsilivi next year just go! I mean it if you don’t go you will miss out on a bucket list....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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paul c
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Lakis B | Property representative |
Hi Paul, The Olive Tree is the oldest taverna in town and you will find it in the old part of the village, do not confuse it with the Olive Garden.
Garry F
January 25, 2017|
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Response from fredtheredManchester | Reviewed this property |
Yes I confirm that Dianna and Lakis are still running the excellent Olive Tree wonderful people .... enjoy your time with them and give them our regards we ate there many times and loved it ...
August 31, 2016|
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Response from 442allisonh | Reviewed this property |
The Balcony restaurant is lovely for a special occasion & has the best views in Tsilivi.
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