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Stratos Restaurant

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720 55 Makriyialos | Kalamokanias Beach, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece
+30 2843 052357
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This restaurant is well worth visiting. It's situated at the quieter end of Makrigialos (to the west of the harbour,round the headland). I must say the food is superb (borne out by the customer numbers, even towards the end of the season!). Make sure you give it a try, if you're there for a visit. You'll get a warm welcome.

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Thank alderton5
Dublin
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have been coming to Makrigialos for several years now and only found Stratos this year. Well, what a find. Beautiful food in lovely surroundings. Dolores and her husband make the perfect hosts. Dolores looks after front of house while her husband does the cooking. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Thank M.Comerford
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great position, great service, great food, clean toilets, (not always the case in Greece!). A little bit more expensive than most.

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Thank Mat T
Nieuwkoop, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here for several years. The whole atmosphere, people and food it's everything you are looking for during your holidays. In 1 word... lovely

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Thank Marielle11283
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have not visited this restaurant for a few years, but have always recommended this 'true gem ' of a place to many people who are visiting SE Crete area I remember Van and Dolores very well and used to visit with my sister regularly when she lived in Makigialos. Her name was Jude and she lived in Crete for... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Based on the Trip Advisor reviews we decided to find Stratos on our last night and try it out. On first arriving all the main tables on the terrace were full and we were told it would be a 30 minute wait. Disappointed we started to head back to the harbour as we didn't want to wait. Then we were... More 

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Gingelom, Belgium
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Friendly people, ok food, terrace was ok but not special, we visited more beautiful terraces. Parking space in front.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Stratos for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had been a few times before on a previous visit to Makry Gialos and found the same wonderful food, attentive, welcoming service and glorious setting by the bay. Really good evening.

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Thank Licqui2011
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Having read the good reviews about this place we decided to walk here from the other side of village. Although nicely located by the sea, the food and service did not really justify the long walk. The good thing about the menu is that is not just all about moussaka and souvlaki but also some international dishes. However, the chicken... More 

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Magdalina, Owner at Stratos Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. The fajitas, although Mexican in origin are adjusted to accommodate a european palate. The tortilla bread is purchased ready made unlike the fresh tortilla that is used in Mexico and homemade and is unavailable here. Our red wine is called Diamandakia and is one of the top quality house wines... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Tried the stiffado and the moussaka. Both very tasty and enjoyable. Beautiful setting by the sea. Nice and quiet place to be.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 55 Makriyialos | Kalamokanias Beach, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: +30 2843 052357
Description
Located on a very quiet beach front, west of the harbour of Makry Gialos. A five minute walk from the harbour. Closed on Mondays. Inside and outside seating, table service and bar service.

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Yatton Keynell
Lancaster, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?