Crete - Eating
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avli Creative Cuisine
In a beautiful Venetian house from the 16th century Avli offers not only accomodation but also a well-renowned restaurant. For 24 years they have served Crete and Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on preserving the old traditions.
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.
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.
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.
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 home made ice cream!
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.
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 seaview. 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.
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?
Located in a 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.
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.
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.
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.