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Palio Archontiko - Kolimbari
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Tipped by our friend Arianne from Kissamos as one of the best restaurants in Kolimbari. Archontiko Palio is located on the sea in the center of the village and it radiates just a bit more class than the restaurants next to it. The menu is varied and there are many fish dishes on it. We ordered the sea bass and salmon fillet. The dishes look great and the food tastes fantastic, highly recommended.

Our verdict: a 9 out of 10

Taverne Komitades - Komitades
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This rather large taverna is situated at the end of the Imbros gorge. In the village the people picked up by buses after they made an excursion through the gorge. It can get really busy. The taverna is set to tourism and the food is as well. The food is not bad, but it also does not make a big impression.

Our verdict: a 7 out of 10

Akrogialos Fish Taverna in Korfalonas Beach, Kissamos
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This tavern on the beach Korfalonas is specialized in seafood, but the menu also includes other things such as grilled meats and chicken souvlaki or pork. They serve a good white house wine and they bake the bread themselves. All the dishes taste good. We get to free raki, cakes and grapes. Friendly service and a great location for both daytime (relax on the beach) or evening (beautiful sunset that disappears behind the mountains).

Our verdict: an 8,5 out of 10

Sto Koufo im Porta Taverna in Koufos
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Here in Koufos in the local tavern we wanted just to eat a light snack. Breakfast or lunch, it was a little in between. When we asked if they were serving breakfast, the answer was "yes" but when we asked if they could make something with eggs, they first checked if there were any eggs and the answer was "no". They proposed the home made crepes with chicken of which we ordered two servings. They tasted well, and we also got a free plate of local cheese, which was also pretty good. The downside was the bread, because it was no bread, but those hard lumps (kind of big) of croutons that you normally put in dakos (another Greek dish) so they soften up. Shame about the bread, but no complaints about the rest of the food.

Our verdict: a 7 out of 10

Taverna Korissia in Lake Kournas - Crete
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I can describe this taverna in Kournas in two words: the worst. Both the service and the food leaves everything to be desired. But yes, many people come to Lake Kournas for a day trip and then the restaurants will probably never see them any more, so who cares. This is probably how they think in Taverna Korissia. You serve food like they do when you know that your customers will never return. The waiter had likely never heard of the invention of deodorant because he stank terribly sweaty under his armpits. The menu at Korissia offers various breakfast, omelettes, starters and main courses. We ordered a cheese Saganaki (fried cheese), tzatziki (yogurt, garlic, cucumber) and a Chef Salad. First we begin with a wonderful cappuccino. Unfortunately it is sort of hot water with a bit of nescafe and a fat and nasty pile of whipped cream. I do not even drink it, it tastes that nasty. The bread you get in every Greek restaurant consists of different pieces and sizes (and therefore already used for other customers who may have had it in their hands as well) and it's so stale and dried out that it seems almost toast. The chef salad is very uninspiring with ham, cheese, leeks, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives and a fat smash of whiskey sauce on top and an egg. The tzatziki is drenched with garlic and we have to search for the cucumber that ought to be in it. The cheese saganaki was conveniently forgotten by the waiter, so I had to ask for it again. I had better not done this because it was tasteless, limp and dripping with grease. Then after that I had to ask for the bill several times and it finally came fifteen minutes later.

Our verdict: you will be better off bringing your own sandwiches, in our opinion Taverna Korissia is in the running for the title of "Worst restaurant in Greece"

Agadiko Taverna - Kritsa
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The Agadiko Taverna is situated a bit on the end of the main shopping Kritsa on the right hand side. It is a family restaurant that is run by the friendly Marina. Her sister has a shop opposite the taverna where beautiful art is sold (mainly glass and ceramics). The food is great and a little more attention has been paid to it than the average taverna. My moussaka is sprinkled with cheese and it it is very tasty. There are also delicious crispy fries to go with it. Also the fish we ordered is fantastic. The house wine is very good as well. Moreover the taverna is also very cheap, highly recommended.

Our verdict: fantastic, a 9 out of 10

Platanos Restaurant Cafe - Kritsa
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This taverna is located on a small square you pass if you follow the route of the shopping streets in Kritsa. It is situated next to at a big plane tree, and you can not miss it. We ordered the stuffed tomatoes, the saganaki (fried cheese), courgette balls, tuna salad and tzatziki. The tzatziki has plenty of the garlic the saganaki and the zucchini balls taste good. The wine too. There is a friendly woman at work.

Our verdict: an 8 out of 10

En Plo Café Bar - Lygaria Beach
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En Plo is the cocktail bar / coffee shop in the village Lygaria and is located on the sea. The coffee is good: Lavazza. The cappuccino comes with a glass of water. Disadvantages: sometimes you have to wait very long before someone comes to take the order and then brings a cappuccino with cold whipped milk on it. The prices are on the spicy side.

Our verdict: a 7 out of 10

Limani Restaurant - Makrigialos
Limani Restaurant

A taverna with a very extensive menu illustrated with pictures. You will be handed one when you sit down at one of the tables. This seemed to be the busiest taverna in the row of taverns in the harbour, so we thought we would give it a try. They have a lot of fish dishes on the menu. We tried the tuna salad, the garlic bread (which was good), beetroot salad, spagetthi bolognese, sole fish (no bones but tasteless and we think - or are sure - it was deep frozen and not fresh), French fries (soft, not crispy)... to be short, it was sort of a disappointment. Besides that there was football on the television (this might explain why it was so busy, it couldn't have been because of the food), and we seemed to be "invisible"- meaning: nobody was paying any attention to us, bad service.

Our verdict: a 6,5 out of 10

Semeli Restaurant - Makrigialos
Semeli Restaurant

The neighbour of the Limani Restaurant above. This one was quiet and for us this was a mystery, because it was much better and cheaper too. We tried the same fish, sole fish (good, crispy and tasty), salad Semeli with spinach, rucola, cheese and turkey (good!), lamb chops (also good), French fries (like they should be - crispy) and courgette balls (also good but a bit on the salty side). The bread came in one piece and it was fresh. The only downside was the rosé, which was a bit tasteless...at least we thought so. Conclusion: cheaper and much better than the next door neighbour, and we wonder what everybody was doing there. The service was friendly and also much better.

Our verdict: an 8,5 out of 10

Ilios Cafe - Makrigialos
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The Ilios Café is located at the village beach in Makrigialos. It's not a place to have lunch or dinner but a good place for a cup of coffee, a soda, a cocktail or some ice cream. Friendly service and a good cappuccino with a glass of cold water. Breakfast is reasonable but if you want an Illy coffee you pay extra. You can chose from nescafé or filter coffee. The filter coffee looks and tastes like water though and so we took one sip and left the rest.

Our verdict: a 7 out of 10

Cave of the Dragon - Makrigialos, Lagada
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This restaurant, the Cave of the Dragon, has several billboards placed in Makrigialos and just outside. It lies just outside Lagada en route to Kalo Nero. We decided to go there and give it a test. It employs three people that serve the food in the restaurant, but when we sit down we are totally ignored, although it is at that time still very quiet. One of the waiters is talking to a few Greek guests and the rest of the waiters don't show their face. If after five minutes we think that we are invisible we go for a look in the kitchen to see if there is anyone who can bring us a menu.

You can choose from a variety of appetizers, salads, grilled meats and fish. An unfriendly and humourless lady takes our order. The bread that is brought to the table is not fresh, but roasted and there's nothing done with it in the form of a little garlic and olive oil on it. The house wine is simple. The Dragon Cave salad includes red cabbage, white cabbage, apple, tomato and bacon. The saganaki (fried cheese) is dry, the tomatoes balls are good and so is the fish (dorado) which is served with a small salad and a butter sauce. Afterwards no raki, no grapes or something sweet, like you will normally get in all Greek restaurants if you ask for the bill. When we go away there's a crowded bus coming in with football fans on it. Not really a place for a cosy or romantic evening.

Our verdict: commercial, all about the money and unfriendly service, a 5 out of 10

Fish Taverna Argyrovoli - Makrigialos
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This taverna is situated on the boulevard, a bit on the end of it when you have your nose pointed towards the sea. They serve among other things, salads, fish dishes, grilled dishes, pizzas and omelettes. It is cheap and the portions are very large, but they could have been a bit more seasoned. Unfortunately no crispy fries, but the fish is good. Friendly service.

Our verdict: a 7,5 out of 10

Taverna Exipiretisis - Makrigialos
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This taverna is situated right next to the large parking lot in the village of Makrigialos, on the left hand side as you look towards the sea. There is no extensive menu but it is really cheap and delicious. We ordered the fried zucchini, tzatziki, twice the sole fish, a mix fish, chicken fillet and green beans. All this of course accompanied by a carafe of white wine.

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Everything we have ordered tastes good, especially the fried zucchini and cheese saganaki are excellent. The next day we are back. We get a nice desert and a free can of white wine. Highly recommended, good food for little money.

Our verdict: an 8,5 out of 10

Café Olympio Bar - Makrigialos
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A small snack bar on the promenade of Makrigialos. There are sandwiches, pizzas, omelettes, ice, breakfasts, cocktails and coffee on the menu. The cappuccino is good but could be served slightly stronger. A long wait for the sandwiches arrive to our table.

Our verdict: a 7 out of 10

Obelix Pizzeria - Fast food delivery - Makrigialos
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This pizzeria / fast food service delivers at your home. They also have a restaurant on the right hand side of the main road of Makrigialos as you drive through Makrigialos towards Ierapetra. The have pittas, sandwiches, pizzas, salads and several other snacks. Cheap, fast delivery and not bad at all. Especially the pittas are delicious.

Our verdict: an 8 out of 10

Grillhouse Makis - Makrigialos
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Makis Grill House is located on the boulevard that runs along the beach of Makrigialos. They sell mainly meat dishes, such as gyros, souvlaki and pita and there are also various salads. The chicken salad we ordered was fine. The wine too. My pita bread with chicken is also very nice. The fries are crispy. Cheap prices.

Our verdict: an 8 out of 10

Faros Taverna - Makrigialos
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Taverna Faros is located on the boulevard that runs along the beach of Makrigialos. They sell mostly seafood and there is a friendly man working here. We ordered the "sole fish", the shrimp and fava. The fava was really delicious and the fish and shrimp are OK. There is fresh bread with butter served. The wine is good. The fries are okay but they are not crisp.

Our verdict: an 8 out of 10

Patrelantonis Fish Taverna, Marathi Beach
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This is a large and busy tavernas (especially if just a one or two excursion boats from Chania sailed in) which is pherhaps a little understaffed for the moments of peak periods. Patience can be a good thing. There is no cappuccino on the menu, but only nescafe ... Many starters, not only fish, but also meatballs, chicken, spaghetti and more. We both ordered penne with salmon. The pasta was al dente and there was lots of salmon and some fresh dill in it: very good.

Our verdict: it could have been a 9, but because of the long waiting time and the fact that there was no cappuccino, we give it 8,5 out of 10

Maridatis Taverna - Maridatis beach
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At 150 meters from the beach of Maridatis is this good fish tavern, where a cheerful gentleman (Manoli) is waiting for you with a big smile. There's nice Greek music and it is atmospheric, with beautiful views of the sea. The house wine is very tasty. We ordered the tzatziki, Greek salad and a fish dish that was on offer. Everything tastes fine, both the Greek salad and tzatziki which the well seasoned with garlic. The fish dish (9 euro in 2015, very cheap!) is deliciously seasoned. After lunch we get a bottle of delicious home made raki, and a dish with watermelon and Greek bananas. Top, delicious dinner and enjoyed the place.

Our verdict: a 9 out of 10

Cretan Corner Taverna in Megala Chorafia
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The Cretan Corner Taverna sits at the fork in Megala Chorafia (where you can also take a turn to the the ruins of Aptera). Here in this part of the village you find all the taverns. The Cretan Corner is the largest of the three taverns in Megala Chorafia and it also has the best view. They sell various types of breakfast, vegetarian dishes, apetizers with meat or fish, salads, grilled meat and chicken, omelettes and more. We tried the spinach pies, the cheese saganaki, the fries, the tuna salad and tzatziki. The bread was in one piece and was fresh. The tzatziki could have used some more cucumber and garlic. It was a bit watery. The spinach pies were nice but we thought probably from a a package in the freezer. The tuna salad was with endive, tomatoes, onion, olives and tuna. The fries were pretty crisp but the cheese saganaki was dry and tasted more like a piece of rubber: really dirty. Cretan Corner is a cheap tavern.

Our verdict: reasonable, some dishes were okay, others were really bad, a 7 out of 10.

Ta Aptera Taverna in Megala Chorafia
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Actually we have only had a soda here but the people that work here were so overwhelmingly friendly that they deserve a place in the spotlights. We asked for the directions to our next accommodation and before we new it they took out their own telephone to contact the owners of our destination and ask them what road we should take and how to get there. It was also quite cosy. The taverna is situated at the crossroads in Megala Chorafia (it says Aptera as you drive into the village but actually you drive into Megala Chorafia - this is where our confusion started because were already where we wanted to go to). Anyways, no verdict about the food but if that is just as good as the kindness of these people than it is a big fat ten.

Okay, so in 2010 we tested this tavern. They serve a variety of different breakfasts, appetizers (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), various salads, grilled meat and chicken, various cheeses, ice cream and sweets. We tried the stuffed zucchini flowers with fêta, the cheese saganaki, briam (different vegetables and feta from the oven) and the tuna salad. The food came pretty quickly and the service was friendly. The bread came in one piece and was fresh. The dishes looked a bit messy, as if not much care was put into them. The tuna salad had large pieces of vegetables and initially you could not see the tuna and the eggs that were supposed to be in the salad. They were all at the bottom. The presentation could be better here. There was spring-onion, tomato, peppers, lettuce, olives, tuna and egg in the salad. The cheese saganaki was 10 times better here than across the street at the Cretan Corner. The Briam tasted good. Paying the bill took a while because the owner was heavily in conversation with a friend and never looked around anymore. We felt invisible.

Our verdict: slightly better than the Cretan Corner, a 7.5 out of 10

Café Bar Korina - Mirtos
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Only a small menu here in Cafe Bar Korina in Mirtos, on the southcoast of Crete: breakfast, ice cream, yoghurt with honey and a beautiful cup of Illy coffee. Not much, but what they serve is okay. It is situated on the boulevard where most of the restaurants are.

Our verdict: an 8,5 out of 10

Taverna Karovastasi - Mirtos
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Karovastasi is situated on the seaside at the promenade of Mirtos. We sit down here here because we like a to eat some fish. Then we suddenly appear to have entered a different country. You are requested not to make any photos and the owner of the taverna thinks he can claim a copyright on some piled stones (see pictures). The menu of Karovastasi is limited to but there is fresh fish so we order this. The man with mustache that serves at the taverna not particularly friendly, but oh well, just as long a the fish tastes good who cares? First we get two thin slices of bread and the wine. The wine is good, the fish is small and not particularly good. It's not served with fries, but only with some tomatoes and cucumber slices and a couple of pepper rings. We aske for the bill which is written on a sheet of notebook. The cash register stays untouched? We get the impression that there might be an attempt to evade the tax. No raki or fruit or something sweet after, as usual in Greek tavernas.

Our verdict: a 4 out of 10

To Bogazi Restaurant - Mochlos
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This restaurant is located on the waterfront in the center of the village of Mochlos. It is run by a very friendly couple from Switzerland. The woman takes our order from the menu and we see also her husband, the cook, who brings some food to the table. Nice is that there are a number of original and delicious vegetarian dishes on the menu here as well. We order tzatziki, the Potato Manolis Way (a hollowed out potato with a delicious cheese sauce) and a Dorado fish. The tzatziki and the house wine are very tasty. Everything tastes fine. The vegetables are perfectly cooked, just a little crunchy. A very good restaurant in a nice location.

Our verdict: a 9 out of 10

Driros Snack Kafé in Neapoli
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Driros Snack Café has a terrace with comfortable chairs on the main square of Neapoli. You can have a drink, coffee or a simple snack like a toasted sandwich or a hamburger. It's very cheap here. The cappuccino is Lavazza and comes with a glass of water. The coffee is very good and with whipped milk (as it should be) instead of cream. The toasted sandwich with ham, cheese and tomato costs only 1 euro and 50 cent and the very generous hamburger is 2 euro (2010).

Our verdict: very good for what it is: an 8 out of 10


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