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“perfect” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Markos' Place - CLOSED

Markos' Place
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wetzlar, Germany
Level Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

well going to Markos Place is one surprise after another,i will not say what surprises await you but you will love it.The main man Marko is a Diamond bloke and that reflects the Food the Service and the atmosphere,cant praise this place enough you'll have to find out for yourselves what i'm talking about so visit and see what i mean.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank dickee
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
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  • Norwegian first
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Just plain great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

The place overlooks the southern part of lake Kournas. The place is run b a local family that also manufactures honey, crops almonds and much more.
The pork souflaki was the best I have tasted to date. It was soft and flavor was enhanced by thyme.
The service was excellent, carried out with a smile and a tap on the shoulder (only when diagnosed, by staff, as appropriate).
Altogether a delight

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alex-gad
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Weybridge, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great service, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Having just returned from two weeks in Crete, I can honestly say that the meal we had at Markos' place was the best during our stay and also one of the best priced. I have been to Kournas several times but this taverna has opened since we were last there. It is on the entrance 1 to Kournas lake.

The secret to the good food is that many of the things such as honey, olives etc are made and grown by the family. I can recommend the Lamb Antikristo and the Kalitsounia's (cheese pies freshly made). Markos is very hospitable and friendly, when I told him this was the best food we have ever had in Crete, he said it was good for him, but bad for Crete, as the local food is delicious when properly prepared and cooked.

We will definitely be visiting again.

Efharistó Markos

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Julia B
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Plaka, Greece
Level Contributor
156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Best Taverna by Lake Kournas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

After a few hours boating around and swimming in Lake Kournas this is the best to eat in. Over the years we have eaten at several of the Tavernas around Lake Kournas as well as above and hav not been impressed, but Markos Place is a breath of fresh air in terms of food as well as hospitality. My wife professed she had the best Sea Bass out of any Taverna in Crete. Also the Fasolakia (Green Beans in Tomato sauce) are excellent. It is a genuine family run place with the mother still doing the cooking. Don't bother with anywhere else around the lake just head for Markos Place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lefkoseikos
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Morley, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, Beautiful location and very friendly service :)”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank _Sarah_Kitching_13
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