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“Breath taking view while having delicious food”
Review of Olympia 2

Olympia 2
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Zia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Leuven, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Breath taking view while having delicious food”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Just like the Taverna Olympia, Olympia 2 is known for its hospitality and friendly personnel. The food is just as good as in the taverna a bit higher up, but over here you also get a magnificent view for free! We enjoyed excellent tzaziki, souvlaki, mussels and retsina. They also have private parking right in front so if you come by car this is quite convenient. Again, try to take the road from the Asklepion up to Zia instead of taking the main road and then driving up. This way you avoid quite a lot of tourist buses and you enjoy a much nicer view going to the top.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bratislava, Slovakia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Knowing Zia is a tourist trap of the largest kind we were happily surprised by the prices and quality of food at Olympia 2. We had expected 50% higher prices but they were the same as any other taverna in Kos and the quality was top notch. As a bonus we had a few cats there begging for scraps (I'm a sucker for cats!) that they treated well (the tip they got reflected that as well).

If you go there sit outside and enjoy the valley view; it's food is good and the service is good even when full.

Visited September 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Get there early and reserve the best table top view”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We arrived in Zia around 6pm and had a little look around, decided that the views on the roof terrace were amazing and they were able to reserve us a table to allow us to look around the village.

You will have some issues parking if you don't get there early, although Olympia 2 did have private parking if you were going to eat there.

The food was good, not the best of the week, but as you can expect they were so busy. So long as you are patient then all is well, just sit back, relax and enjoy the views.
The waiters were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for you. Very happy with the whole experience.

Breathtaking view, so so worth the hairpin drive up into the mountains, but yet do beware it is a busy tourist route and there are a lot of 52 seater buses, just don't drive too fast and you will be fine.

The road back down in the dark was fine too. The road is very well maintained and there are luminous post markers all the way down.

  • Visited September 2013
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ventura67
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very good in a nice setting”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We sat upstairs which had great views. The menu had a good choice, the staff were attentive but not over the top and overall the meal was good and reasonably priced. The Moussaka was excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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Tel Aviv
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“Great Sunset location with great food”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Zia it's a great place to see the sunset , the Olympia 2 rest is great , the food was amazing and the staff all smiles, we even got a free desert and some explanation about the village and the island, a tip if you are coming with a rental car come early it's very hard to find parking late

  • Visited September 2013
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