Crete - Dining

The Cretans are particularly fond of lamb and goat meat. The “Ofto lamb" and “Psito” are well known. Especially famous are the island’s dairy products—Kefalograviera, the semi-hard kefalotyri, Anthotyro and soft mizythra are all delicious and among the best Greek cheeses.

Lithos restaurant

Very popular restaurant, cosy atmosphere and inspired dishes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Venetian Old Harbour, the homemade-with-a-twist cooking and watch the people go by in this scenic spot. Ask the waiters for the local delicacies and let yourself indulge in this feast of Mediterranean aromas. Specialists in extra virgin oil. From light dishes to elegant dining. (Friendly restaurant for trendy eaters and local product lovers).

AddressOld Harbour, Chania
Phone+30 28 2107 4406
More InfoFax: +30 28 2107 4406

Zepos restaurant

Experience unrivalled hospitality and immerse yourself in the Greek dining philosophy in the heart of Chania's Venetian harbour. Day or night, enjoy a tantalising selection of food and drink, as the magnificent sea views, friendly staff and delicate flavours create memories that will last a lifetime. Suitable for personal and group events, visit or even dine in our renovated wine cellar. Family friendly with playroom facilities.

AddressAkti Kountourioti 42, Chania
Phone+30 282 109 4100


For a special meal in a wonderful terrace garden or the antique interior dining area you should visit Loukoulos, which has the appearance of a period house. Loukoulos has interesting Mediterranean dishes with a Greek flavour and wonderful eye-appealing salads.

AddressKorai 5, Heraklion
Phone+30 2810 224 435

Paralia Seaside Tavern

Paralia is a traditional fish tavern in Heraklion. They serve wonderful fish dishes and some other Greek specialities. Open during the summer season.

AddressSofokli Venizelou 5, 712 02 Heraklion
Phone+30 2810 282 475

Petousis Tavern

This is one of the most famous taverns in Heraklion. Even if it’s situated in an area which is “alive” during summer (Amoudara is a summer resort in Heraklion), this specific tavern is full almost every day! Traditional Greek food, special in a very nice environment.

Address140 Andrea Papandreou Str
Phone+30 2810 821 376 / +30 2810 823 071

Avli Creative Cuisine

In a beautiful Venetian house from the 16th century Avli offers not only accommodation but also a well-renowned restaurant. For 24 years they have served Crete and Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on preserving the old traditions.

AddressXanthoudidou 22 & Radamanthios, 74100, Rethymnon
Phone+30 28310 58250/ +30 28310 26213


Remezzo has a beautiful location just by the sea side. Here you can find a range of food from a big breakfast, to an afternoon snack and a cocktail at sunset.

Address16A, El. Venizelou Sq., 73100, Chania
Phone+30 2821 052 001
More InfoOld Venetian Port


Symposium has an open-air restaurant giving their customers the best service, great Mediterranean and European meals and delicious wine. It is located in Platanias and has lovely, relaxed atmosphere for a relaxed dinner.

Address73100 Platanias, Chania
Phone+30 2821 060 545

Kipos ton Gefseon

Seated in a beautiful setting in a garden with lemon trees, enjoy traditional Greek dishes to reasonable prices at Kipos ton Gefseon. The restaurant is located on a quiet street and you will feel far away from the bustling city.

Address8 Chrisostomou Av, Heraklion
Phone+30 2810 300 358

Herb's Garden

With a beautiful view of the Venetian harbour Herb's Garden will give you the best of service. The restaurant is located on the roof top of Lato Boutique Hotel and on the menu you will find fresh sea food, salads, and meat dishes. Don't miss the homemade ice cream!

Address15 Epimenidou St, Heraklion 71202
Phone+30 2810 334971
Opening hoursDaily from 13.00 - late night, during May to early October.

Izmir Kebap

Huge portions to a good price. You will not leave Izmir Kebap hungry. Located right in the city centre this restaurant is a good choice for lunch, watching the strolling people.

AddressAgios Titou 2, Heraklion, 71202
Phone+30 2810 244242


Almyra is in fact two restaurants in one. They are both located in connection with Delfini Beach Hotel. The restaurant and bar is inside the beautiful building while the Tavern is situated on the beach with a lovely sea view. The Tavern is only open during summer months. Both restaurants serves the same food so you just have to choose which setting that appeals you.

Address89, Stamathioudaki Str.,Koumpes, Rethymno
Phone+30 28310 35245

Castello Restaurant

In the old town of Rethymno, Castello restaurant is located just by the old Turkish bath. This restaurant is known for its creative cooking and experiments with traditional Greek food. Why don't try their tomatoes with feta and mint in the oven or shrimps with aniseed?

Address27 Arabatzoglou str, Old town, 74100 Rethymno
Phone+30 28310 50567

Veneto Restaurant

Located in an old building only three minutes´ walk from the commercial area this restaurant, one of the most famous ones in Crete, offers Cretan and Greek dishes. The chefs primarily use local products. If you are interested in cooking Greek food at home Veneto restaurant organizes courses.

Address4, Epimenidou str., Old Town, 74100 Rethymno
Phone+30 28310 56634
Opening hoursMay 1st till October 31st

Erotokritos Tavern

This family owned restaurant has served tourists and locals fresh fish and seafood since 1967. Your dinner will be perfect accompanied by the beautiful view of the old Venetian harbour.

Address44, Nearhou str., Old Venetian port, 74100 Rethymno
Phone+30 2831 051512

Lotus Eaters

Hidden away from the main square of Elounda you will find Lotus Eaters. They specialize in quality Greek and International food. Buying their meat from the local butcher, their fish from the fisher men in the town and fruits from island farmers their aim is to use only products from Crete.

AddressSeafront, Elounda 72053
Phone+30 28410 41538
More InfoLocated by the seafront, 250 meters from Main Square. Keeping the sea to your left.

Blue Sea Restaurant

With its beautiful location next to the beach Blue Sea restaurant is an excellent alternative for a romantic night out. On their menu you will find a variety of Greek dishes and international cuisine to reasonable prices.

AddressAkti Oloundos, Elounda 72053
Phone+30 2841 041270