Olympia Restaurant, one of Orlando’s oldest family operated restaurants, is for sale. At least the land that it sits on is on the market. Co-owner Vasilios Vasiliadis, said that he and his brother have put the property on the market although so far there have been no takers.
Vasiliadis said that the restaurant will continue to operate until a sale is completed, and then they will decide whether or not to relocate.
Olympia has been opa-ing at 8505 E. Colonial Drive since 1979. If not the oldest restaurant in the area (that title is usually attributed to Linda’s La Cantina) it is inarguably the longest running Greek restaurant.
I first reviewed Olympia in December, 1989, and started the article, “Don’t be surprised when you walk into Olympia restaurant and feel as though you’ve stumbled upon a party.”
Olympia remains open for lunch and dinner but closes early — 8 p.m. — on weeknights these days.