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Markos Restaurant

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Politechinou Road | Old national road Chania-Kissamos, Stalos, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 068145
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Markos is a family-run restaurant about 500 meters from the old national road running through Stalos. Before we arrived, we knew this restaurant's special system: instead of menus, the guests are invited to look at the precooked dishes in the kitchen, and pick from them. Because everything was made already, we expected the serving to be swift. However, we had... More 

Thank Øystein S
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Great place - family run with an amazing choice of food! Too much to choose from! Its a bit out of town but worth the walk. My only gripe was - no see view or even of Stalos which was a shame but still very please we decided to find it up the hillside.

1 Thank lucyjames
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Wow dont miss this place when you visit kato stalos . A long hill to the restuarant but its all worth it . Cheap and home cocked real greek food. Woow

1 Thank Johan S
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I enjoyed few times peaceful and happy dinners in this hilly located small restaurant above Stalos, few kilometres south from the beach road. Welcoming staff and attentive personal service. Big enough portions and very very good marinated grape fruit dessert. Enjoyable and excellent restaurant. Highly recommended for home and traditional Creek feeling.

Thank SakiJR
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

We enjoyed our meal at Markos restaurant. It had a great atmosphere and staff were friendly - if not all that efficient. We seemed to wait ages for anything to happen. Not just at the start of the night but throughout the experience. We arrived at 8pm to find that a lot of the courses available on the night had... More 

1 Thank sweatysockScotland
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

We ended up in this Taverna following a torrential downpour last week whilst visiting the lake and are so glad we stopped off. I ordered the specially barbecued lamb (glass BBQ at the front of the restaurant) and have to say the meal which also consisted of Greek potatoes and green beans was exceptional. The atmosphere was also great and... More 

2 Thank ReedRover
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Although the concept of choosing your meal in the kitchen seems special, it does not add anything extra. The explanation that comes with the dishes is not always easy to understand and an additional question is being answered with disdain. It' s almost impossible to order a second drink and it took ages for the check to arrive. The food... More 

1 Thank Myrjam
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

I've been going to Crete since the late 70's and Markos is a rare gem... Old fashioned home cooking and great value... Courgette hearts, spinach tart, boureki and green beans plus glass red wine and complimentary orange with yoghurt and raki for 10 euro...a veggies' dream and pleasant hill walk up from Maria's Taverna...staff young and pleasant and brightly friendly... More 

2 Thank Joie D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Lovely traditional Cretan food. Excellent price. Loved the fact that you could choose your own food in the kitchen.

1 Thank Amanda K
Vantaa, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

This was ranked quite high here, so we get there. Surprising: we were guided to kitchen to choose the food. Unfortunately the food was "smashed" to one plate, so it wasn´t nice to look. Service was polite and friendly. Food was partly without taste?? So a little disappointment :(

1 Thank JarmoY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Politechinou Road | Old national road Chania-Kissamos, Stalos, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Stalos
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 068145
As a locally owned family run restaurant we are committed to ensuring that each guest receives professional, friendly and courteous service in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Since 1989 we strive daily to provide a quality meal for a reasonable price, using the best ingredients in our recipes we find in our local markets. We cater to everyone who walks in our door, whether you are allergic to dairy and gluten or have a vegetarian or vegan diet you will find something delicious for you. We look forward to serving you and your family. Come and join us

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