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“Great food, Beautiful location and very friendly service :)”
Review of Markos' Place - CLOSED

Markos' Place
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were told it was approx 3km from Georgioupoli to Lake Kournas so decided to walk instead of taking the road train, we soon found out that Cretan km are longer then any other km ;o) and after 4.5km we reached Markos place. If we had taken the road train we may not have found this lovely little family run taverna, as i believe it takes the second exit to the lake and Markos Place is at the bottom of the first exit - which looks like a wrong turn at first but keep going, you won't be disappointed, i promise!
Markos gave us a very warm welcome and we were served some delicious food - i reccomend the slow roasted Lamb (see pic 6) and the cheese pie with honey for dessert!
After eating all we possibly could and washing it down with a shot of Raki "YAMAS", we took a trip around the beautiful lake on a pedalo and saw terrapins, water snakes (small), crabs and fish.
Definitely wort a visit!

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1  Thank _Sarah_Kitching_13
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Traditional food served in a lovely location. Marcos and his family are very friendly and welcoming. We spent a lovely afternoon there and can really recommend the food....the pork, the lamb, the cheese pies...everything! Also made use of the peddling boats afterwards and explored Lake Kournas. Marcos Place definitely well worth a visit!

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1  Thank 711Karla
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I am the bad person who frequently uses reviews to plan holidays and then never write up my own experience! However my partner and I were in the kitchen reminiscing just last night about the amazing olive oil we bought from Markos' Place two years ago (May 2011, not 2013 as the electronic form dictated) and I felt I had to do the man and his hard-working family justice. We loved pretty much all the food we ate on Crete (drove around the whole island) and the lunch at Markos' was certainly up there with the best. What really made it for us was the photo albums distributed around the tables of him and his family in the various processes of making their own olive oil. We asked if that was the delicious olive oil he had used on his food and he asked if we wanted to buy some. For a mere €6 he gave us a recycled 1.5 litre mineral water bottle full of olive oil, with the top wrapped in gaffa tape. His wife is from Berlin and this is how they regularly transport their olive oil in their (checked-in) suitcases, a couple of bottles at a time. It tasted divine, all our salads that whole summer long tasted divine... Time to go back and get more!!! I urge you to go there and enjoy the great view, great service, and great food. Mmmmmm...

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1  Thank LouWeeza
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Friendly, charming service of decent food on the shores of Lake Kournas. There are many tavernas here - it's an obvious tourist place - but this taverna was very genuine. A good sized Cretan salad and cheese pies (kalitsounia) with honey were good. Lamb chops ok. They have draught beer. Take Exit 1 to the lake and it is on your left quite quickly.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Such a cheery friendly taverna, Marcos and his brothers ensure a warm welcome,and his mother is such a wonderful cook. Well worth finding at the far end of the the shore of Lake Kournas

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2  Thank NancyMcWilliams
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