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The Rock Bar & Lounge

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Main Street | Central, Beachside, next to National Bank of Greece Branch, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece
+30 2843 051300
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were recommended this bar but were very disappointed . The beer is cold and they do show football but bar is in need of a make over and looks tired inside .The owner is pleasant enough although spent most of time complaining about the Greek beer supplier for the bar. there are some really nice bars in Makry-Gialos sadley... More 

Thank Gary W
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I really just wanted to find somewhere to watch a football match - this was probably the best place to do it in town. But - despite this - and being oriented towards Brits like me it lacked anything much on top. So - decent beer but not much more to recommend it. Not particularly friendly or welcoming either

1 Thank Adrian L
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We often went here after our evening meal for a cocktail and to relax listening to the great chill out music. Very welcoming and you get nice salty nibbles free no doubt to encourage you to drink even more lol. Cocktails are about 6.50 euros this year which I guess is about the same as everywhere else. Definitely recommend.

1 Thank ZoeMidlands
Agios Nikolaos, Greece
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Super chilled bar on the beach with great sofa's for laying around and lovely, friendly service. We'll definitely be back!

1 Thank NaiadesAlmiros
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We popped into the bar after dinner one evening, we were welcomed by the owners from the UK. Seating on the terrace is so comfortable, with big cushions on the sofas for lounging whilst taking in the view over the ocean. Extremely clean and the staff were friendly and welcoming. TV screens showing English sports channels, an extensive selection of... More 

1 Thank mgbabe
Rotherham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Chris and Clare are wonderful people who made us feel very welcome and were excellent hosts; nothing was too much trouble. The bar was the only one with live sports and accommodated requests from customers. The atmosphere was friendly and prices were fair. I would recommend a visit. We will definitely be visiting again.

3 Thank Lesley L
London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The only place where they offered this facility They were not very friendly and the drinks were expensive

1 Thank EvaM221150
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Run by a retired Yorkshire couple, this beachside bar is very well run. Very fresh,clean and welcoming. Showing all of the U.K. Sports live and competitive prices. Well worth the visit wether it be for a day relaxing on the beach, to watch premiership football or for a relaxed drink in the evening. This bar has it all. Highly recommended.

1 Thank shaun d
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We spent one week here and searched out this little bar to watch the football friendlies. A homely mix of characters combined with a brill couple looking after you make this not a bad little spot to drop of for a couple before eating out or dropping back to.

1 Thank DavidPlows
Bristol, England
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138 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We again visited the Rock during our recent stay in Makryalios. The location is second to none with lovely views. It's right on the seafront. This was formerly the Gekko bar. Friendly management. Used by ex pats and holidaymakers alike.

1 Thank pragueophile

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Central, Beachside, next to National Bank of Greece Branch, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: +30 2843 051300
'The' bar in Makrigialos, newly refurbished and open 7 days a week. Come down and soak up the rays, while enjoying a cold drink on one of our sun beds on the beach, watch the sunset on our terrace, relaxing to the sounds of a laid back beat or while away the time with friends in the bar until the early hours! We also show all major sporting events in the bar, Chris & Clare look forward to welcoming you.

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