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Porphyra Restaurant - CLOSED

| Opposite Mikri Poli Hotel, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
+30 690 923 0144
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
9 Nov 2015
“Sad news”
20 Aug 2015
“Still good, but has seen better times”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Pizza, Mediterranean, Healthy, Greek
££ - £££
| Opposite Mikri Poli Hotel, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
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1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 9 November 2015

The restaurant is now closed after the sad death of the owner. I have many, many happy memories of evenings spent there with Cretan friends and with other visitors and excellent food and drink. A great loss to the community.

Thank Diaskari
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I had been to “Porphyra” a few years ago and I was impressed. The food was excellent and the wine list unusually good for a small touristic restaurant. This summer, the effects of the economic crisis were evident. The food was still good (Cretan dishes...More

Thank Panos T
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We didn't have great expectations for the food since there were mainly people drinking at the bar when we arrived. Also there was no info from the waiter about what was available or fresh that night. Everything we ordered from the large menu was OK...More

Thank PatKal
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We had grilled vegetables with vinegar, birka meze and stuffed tomatoes, pepper & zucchini and Myrthos beer (for 30E!). Everything was excellent. It is also possible to have special slow food courses.

Thank Gunnar G
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This was the only big restaurant open in Makry-Gialos and so it was regularly used. The locals ate there as well and we find that it is always a good sign of good food. The local wine is exceelent (Organic and made by the local...More

Thank BassMan2010
Reviewed 9 February 2013

We stopped at Porfira's while driving towards Ierapetra. The place looked empty (it was Wednesday. In February). The cheerful old lady who runs the place whipped up a sumptuous meal for us: huge Cretan salads, dolmades filled with rice, kid goat with spinach, lamb chops...More

1  Thank RoxanneV
Reviewed 30 January 2013

..or the summer actually. My favourite place to eat when the Diaskari taverna is closed. Summer can be very busy since it is so closely positioned to the two major hotels but it stays open through the winter - when you will find many, many...More

1  Thank Diaskari
Reviewed 1 December 2012

There's a lot of good options in the area so this review may seem unfair. The food and service cannot be faulted. Price is reasonable too. A bit soul less - something missing and can't quite say what precisely. Ate here just the once -...More

1  Thank DefactoEllesse
Reviewed 26 August 2012

The food is nice they have things hat others do not have. How ever it is a place for the evening as the view is not so good . You are looking on the a street . The restaurant is very classy it is nice...More

Thank mopske
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Went there today after reading TripAdvisor and I guess I expected some more for a 4,5 rated restaurant. It was nothing wrong dont missunderstand me. The food was good, the staff was friendly and servicemnded and the restautant was cozy. But there was no extra...More

Thank SlimMoses
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 01:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Opposite Mikri Poli Hotel, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: +30 690 923 0144
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