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Fat Olive Arapis

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25is Martiou, Kardamena 853 02, Greece
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+30 2242 092122
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A big thank u to Dimitris and the gang for all the great times. Awesome, healthy and authentic food... very welcoming n hospitable ...thanks again

Thank Mia K
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

GOOD FOOD good familia GOOD time's. . On the main beach kardamaina see front Sunbeds available. .service on the beach &unique hospitality. ... Thank you 4 everything. .see you soon... More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant right on the front looking on to the beach/sea, lovely and relaxing, with a live band in the background, with makes it perfect, the food is amazing we have to taste it all, its the best, I would recommend this place to everyone, keep up the good work.

Thank Kelly K
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

Our location is GOOD. ..the food is GOOD. .the atmosphere is unique. .the staff is friendly. .Greek maze..fresh fish. .local wines. .GOOD music. .wat else you need! !!!! More 

Athens, Greece
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fat olive arapis meze house is in my opinion the best value for money restaurant in kardamena .If you are the person who loves real GREEK food, fat olive is the right place to be.Homemade recipes, fresh ingredients and a touch of magic is what you should expect!!Decent portions, variety of dishes and honest prices will make you give a... More 

Thank agorastosjohn
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The owner is very friendly and a great professional, and the whole atmosphere is perfect. The food is so tasty, fresh and delicious. 5 stars for the best lobster that i have ever had!!!!About the staff i have to mention that all were so friendly and the service excellent and quick. And a great value for money. We will come... More 

Thank Maria G
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

Lobsters are always fresh in our place😊.That's why we need deposit to order them from our suppliers 4 you to have them fresh ..on the next 24 hrs.. Maybe bit more expensive but worth to wait & pay 4 it.. Some times maybe 48 hrs... We are here to look after you and it's our duty. .you must live from... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant right on the beach front, we rented the sun beds on the beach that belonged to the bar ! Beautiful quiet location food excellent and service very good well worth a visit

Thank lellhan
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

Thank you 4 your comment.. we will like to inform all of our costomers and friends that we closed 4 the season but we will open again soon.... WINTER TIME MORE GREEK STYLE thank you all 4 your comments.. have a good winter.. DONT HEAR HOW GOOD IT IS FROM EVERY BODY ELSE... More 

Manchester, England
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here each time we visited the beach as we rented our sun beds from here. It's a traditional cafe that serves great food, drinks and full of friendly staff. It's set within its own garden where herbs and small vegetables are grown. Dimitris and his team welcomed us each day with open arms and remembered what drinks we... More 

Thank h1012
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

We are very closed to the end of season. 😃😃😃😃😃Everyone of us is very tired but we still try hard to look after each one of you....!!!!! Thank you 4 everything. It look like you enjoy your holidays in our town and we see you again some time soon. .Don't forget GOOD FOOD! !!!!!!GOOD FRIENDS. !!!!!!GOOD TIMES! !!!!KARDAMENA IS UNIQUE.... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had a simple pita gyros so can't really comment on the dishes but it tasted good and fries tasted freshly cut and fried. Staff was friendly without being pushy to come in and have a bite. Gave us some tips on the surroundings and the view is on the beach full with sunbeds.

2 Thank Astrokarijo
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

THANK YOU 4 your comment. We hope you had good times in our town .😃 Our menu is very simple & greek &fish..hope to see you again some time in the future. . MAIN BEACH KARDAMENA KOS. GOOD FOOD.. GOOD FRIEND'S GOOD TIMES.... More 

1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing!! Dimitris is a fantastic host and the service is spot on. Nothing is too much trouble. The chef is excellent, authentic Greek dishes made with love and taste divine. The boys who wait on are great characters. Sunbeds and drinks service on the beach also.... we tried other restaurants day and night but came back here... More 

Thank Siobhan S
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

Don't here how good it is from everyone else. .we really enjoying to look after everyone. .Our island is unique US unique is everyone of you. THANK YOU...4 choosing us to spent times on your holidays. . 😐😐😄😄😄 More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place. They make you feel welcome. The food is scrumpy. The gyros are my hubby's favourite. Their prices are great. Lots of specials. Good cocktails. And chips are to die for. Clean and great friendly service. Has become our place to go to. Is a must if you're visiting! The position is perfect, on the beach. Top spot!

1 Thank peacecrossing
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

Gyros..Gyros..Gyros... Fantastical SEA FOOD salad..unique spot on the BEACH. .!!!!!helpful staf ..GOOD music .. Relaxing. .Sunbathing. .Eating. .Drinking. ...........Enjoying life HOLIDAYS. .. 😊😊😊😊😃😄☺☺☺ THANK YOU... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful Greek taverna on the beach with comfy sun beds and wonderfully gracious and attentive management. When it gets to lunch time, there is a treat in store! Beautifully prepared local produce, fresh and delicious, lovingly delivered to your table. The most delicious Greek food we have ever tasted, so good we went there three days in a row,... More 

1 Thank alisonmaryt
Dimitris A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fat Olive Arapis, responded to this review

We do our best to look after all of you...Hope you have safe return to your familia. ..have a good winter & don't forget. GOOD FOOD GOOD FRIENDS GOOD TIMES.. It was our pleasure to looked after you on your holidays. THANK YOU. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$42
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25is Martiou, Kardamena 853 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Kos  >  Kardamena
  • Phone Number: +30 2242 092122
We are located in a fantastic location, off the main beach, ensuring you have the prefect spot to top up your tans and enjoy our mouth watering food! Our menu will cater for all tastes as we offer traditional Greek food , genuine Greek dishes as well as an additional extensive menu ensuring that you need look no further. English breakfast and tasty snacks are also available throughout the day - you can even relax on your sunbed and we will serve you there!We hope to see you this summer and welcoming you to our family run restaurant. For reservations please call us

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