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“One of the best taverns on east coast Crete”
Review of Akrogiali Taverna

Akrogiali Taverna
Price range: $6 - $13
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: AKRO GIALI this name is indeed right for this tavern that abstains only 5 meters from the beach. It is the older tavern in the region of Kato Zakros, the building that was built in 1898 and had the name Maria.In 1991 Nikos Perakis and his wife, Tania, undertook the tavern and since then they offer with love and taste to their customers genuine traditional Cretan and Greek cuisine.They give big importance to the quality and to all the materials that they use, taking into consideration always the local production and chastity. The oil is from the olive trees of Nikos, the vegetables from the farmers of region as well as the meet from cattle-breeders of region.Kato ZakrosAs long as the fresh fish, it is daily provided by the captains Manolis, Giorgos and Kostas that is given to us straight from their caiques.In the summertime you can see celebrations for marriages and christenings or other feasts that take place with traditional live music and dance up to the morning. This way is given the possibility to the visitor to know the hospitality and the customs of our place.Here, next to the sea, you will find us ready to serve you from early in the morning to enjoy your breakfast or coffee and as the day rolls we serve you refreshments or fresh juice and for the older people a cold beer or ouzo with chosen titbits.Kato ZakrosWhile you are enjoying the crystal waters under the boiling hot helium we prepare for you the lunch as you wish escorted with abundant wine of your choice.In the afternoon you can enjoy your ice-cream while you enjoy the immense light of the blue sea and in the dinner the west of helium that is magic.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“One of the best taverns on east coast Crete”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

A bit deïficatie to find, but this is the best restaurant we have been this week in Crete.
Greatchoice, good decent food. Nice beach and view. Well worth the trip from iapetra.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Fair greek food right by the sea”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The setting is really amazing. The food isn't something exceptional, but is certainly above average. It seemed a bit pricey when we were browsing the menu, but when we saw the portions we concluded it was good value. Very friendly and helpful personnel.

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“great friendly taverna”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

lovely food, set right on the beach where they also have apartments. had lamb which was plentiful and delicious, wine was good and even got a free refill and deserts on the house thanks to georgious. will definitely be back

Visited July 2013
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“Maybe the owner was having a bad day?”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We only ate here once. The food was ok but a bit overpriced and we found the owner abrupt and not very welcoming (though other staff were friendly)
A lovely setting but not our favourite restaurant in Kato Zakros

  • Visited June 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Delicious Food and Great View!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

after our hike down the dead gorge and a few hours walking around the Palace site, we settled on the first taverna on the path and lucked into a wonderful and declicious lunch fare at a very reasonable price. the view from the beach was fantastic and the lovely staff were gracious hosts, and the food was perfectly prepared and tasted outstanding. After our meal the waitress even called us a cab to take us back to our car in Zakros. If you come here, you simply must try the food at this taverna, you will not be sorry.

  • Visited May 2013
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