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Akrogiali Taverna

Beach Road | 5 meters from the beach, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece
+30 2843 026893
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
23 Aug 2016
“Heaven is a place on earth is it ? Then it would be Akrogiali !”
25 Jul 2016
“Nice place for lunch”
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Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Beach Road | 5 meters from the beach, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long drive from Sitia the restaurant was a welcome break from the monotony. The food was OK but it was by the beach and offered good value for money. A gyros and two beers was about €12. Service was friendly and pretty fast.

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fresh fish, grat salads, a very friendly atmosphere, just on the beach and great late afternoon, when day trip tourists are gone

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited the place not at the height of the season. The restaurant was not full. The food was mediocre. Starters are quite good. Unfortunately the lamb and shrimp ribs we ordered were too long on the grill and badly dried. The service was too...More

Thank abutomika
Reviewed 3 October 2016

After a long day of travelling this Taverna was just perfect for our first meal in Kato Zakros. It was the first Taverna we came to when walking from our accommodation so just went straight in. We both had a great meal Sardines, Sea bass...More

Thank M D
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The place is really nice, food is also ok but the BOSS is a bit too smart and likes to play little Ceasar. Have a good look at the check before paying. By the way the waiters are extremely polite and efficient and deserve a...More

1  Thank Folgore127
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We enjoyed last year a wonderful 3 nts stay at Akrogiali Kato Zakros is a very small station with a couple of restaurants Thks to Nikos for the warm welcome, the nice rooms only 7 steps away from the small beach Nice food nice people...More

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stopped here for lunch on our tour of Eastern Crete. Superb location overlooking the beautiful bay at Kato Zakros right next to the site of the Minoan palace. We had taramasalata and tzatziki for lunch. The tzatziki was really nice but we found the taramasalata...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The place is really convenient really close to the beach. The food is really nice and good quality. I would recommend to go for the meat dishes, was my favorite.

Thank manosgrpapei
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Been there before as the restaurant suits all kinds of occasions, from breakfast to dinner, scoring high judging by the taste, hospitality and promptly served food. Cuisine greek, prepared family style. Waiters friendly and polite -thanks Giorgos and Roza😊.The owner can provide info in four...More

Thank yorgosm2016
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We had a couple of meals here, the first was pretty good but nothing special, the second was not good and I'd recommend the other places along the beach, some have tables on the beach itself. This owner has a monopoly on the two sets...More

Thank susemuse1001
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road | 5 meters from the beach, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Kato Zakros
  • Phone Number: +30 2843 026893
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AKRO GIALI this name is indeed right for this tavern that abstains only 5 meters from the beach. It is the older tavern in the region of Kato Zakros, the building that was built in 1898 and had the name Maria.In 1991 Nikos Perakis and his wife, Tania, undertook the tavern and since then they offer with love and taste to their customers genuine traditional Cretan and Greek cuisine.They give big importance to the quality and to all the materials that they use, taking into consideration always the local production and chastity. The oil is from the olive trees of Nikos, the vegetables from the farmers of region as well as the meet from cattle-breeders of region.Kato ZakrosAs long as the fresh fish, it is daily provided by the captains Manolis, Giorgos and Kostas that is given to us straight from their caiques.In the summertime you can see celebrations for marriages and christenings or other feasts that take place with traditional live music and dance up to the morning. This way is given the possibility to the visitor to know the hospitality and the customs of our place.Here, next to the sea, you will find us ready to serve you from early in the morning to enjoy your breakfast or coffee and as the day rolls we serve you refreshments or fresh juice and for the older people a cold beer or ouzo with chosen titbits.Kato ZakrosWhile you are enjoying the crystal waters under the boiling hot helium we prepare for you the lunch as you wish escorted with abundant wine of your choice.In the afternoon you can enjoy your ice-cream while you enjoy the immense light of the blue sea and in the dinner the west of helium that is magic.