My family and I spent our holidays at Makis' in 2000 and 2001 we had two fantastic holidays there. The kids loved the pool and the arcade game in the downstairs bar. My youngest daughter Alex, who was 9 at the time, stood on a sea urchin and had about 20 spines in her foot. Makis, exuding calmness, said "no problem" in his usual nonchalant manner and produced a bottle of olive oil and cotton wool. He dabbed the broken spines with the olive oil and half an hour later all the spines had miraculously popped out. The food at Makis' was very good, try the mussel saganaki.
We stood around for ages waiting for the waiter to put two tables together (there was 7 of us), my wife's meal came 10 minutes after we had all finished eating. Food was nothing special. We ate there in 2000 and gave them the benefit of doubt in 2001; we won't be eating there again.
This is the most authentic taverna in Ag Ef. We ate here many times if we could get a table. The food was always good and the owners wife plucked a big bunch of grapes off the vine for the kids.
In August 2000 we met a couple, mick & Louise, and their daughter, Daisy at Makis'. We ate there often; afternoon snacks, Evening meals and late night snacks. In 2001 it was Mick's 50th birthday and, whilst on holiday at Makis', we celebrated it in style. Makis helped us to rig out his taverna with 50th birthday banners and other regalia; he fed us like kings and even threw in a few extras for free.
Walked up to the castle - a waiter told us it would take 20 minutes - so we did'nt take a drink. It was red hot, a drink is essential. Explored the castle for a little while but could'nt stay long (no drink). Went snorkelling in the bay opposite the tavernas below the castle road it was exellent.