Where to eat in Heraklio

Heraklion is a city where plain taverns coexist with gourmet restaurants in the pedestrianized streets of the historic central area. At the traditional Cretan taverns of the city and at the villages of the Prefecture, you will find all the popular local dishes such as snails, “apaki” (smoked pork), traditional pilafi, cheese pies with honey, and many other authentic dishes made with local products.

Of course in Heraklion you will complement your meal with local quality wines, as this is the major wine-producing region of Crete.

In order to find restaurants & taverns according to your desires and demands, use the smart-search in the left-hand menu! ( * ) The search-criteria can be applied in combination.

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Parasties
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At Parasies restaurant you will experience top quality meats, and rich traditional dishes and salads

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Sof. Venizelou 19, Historical Museum Square, Zip Code: 71302

Parasties is an atmospheric, cozy restaurant in the square of the Historical Museum and of the most popular gourmet hangouts of Heraklion, since 2000. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2810 225009
Kayiambis
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Kayiambis

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12 Monofatsiou St.

Coffee house/tavern with excellent appetizers, one of the classic haunts of the city of Heraklion. Traditional cuisine, delicious omelettes with herbaceous plants and other "Kayiambistika"... Chosen wine from local vineyards, historic decor and spontaneous gatherings of musicians.

  • type
    Mezes Tavern, Traditional coffeehouse
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 10€
  • contact
    2810 226286
"To Magirion"(The Kitchen) C. Veneris
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"To Magirion"(The Kitchen) C. Veneris

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12 Smirnis & Gianitson St., 71201

In the "Magirion" (Galley) we serve pure, homemade meals (made new each and every day) with knowledge and passion. We always choose fresh ingredients that are in season, starting with the local options

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    up to 10€
  • contact
    +30 2810 280 162
Brillant
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Brillant

area

15 Epimenidou street, 71202

A hospitable modern area, with a warm relaxing atmosphere and friendly service offers unique delicacies, selected wines, refreshing cocktails, carefully picked tunes and quite affordable prices.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Mediterranean, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2810 334959
Herbs Garden
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Herbs Garden

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15 Epimenidou street, 71202

Carrying a name inspired from the Cretan nature and the fragrances of the herbs that dominate the area, Herbs' Garden Restaurant is found on the roof of Lato Boutique Hotel.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Mediterranean, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2810 334971
Terzakis
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Terzakis

area

L. Marineli 17, Ag. Dimitrios sq

Their cousine is based on traditional recipes, cooked using modern culinary techniques by experienced professionals. They guarantee that all dishes will delight even the most discerning customer. Try everything… They are confident that nothing would leave you indifferent..!

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Traditional, Greek, Mediterranean
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2810 221 444
Onissimos
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Onissimos

area

Peza, on the central road

In the heart of Peza, the most important wine region of Heraklion, Onissimos offers homemade food and traditional local cuisine as the marriage-pilafi, and boiled zigouri (2-year old sheep) to accompany your wine. It is also worth tasting whatever they have cooked ‘in the wood-oven’, usually lamb or pork. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2810741754
Gianni’s Taverna
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Gianni’s Taverna

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Kiparissi

A favourite hangout in the village of Kiparissi. The food is delicious and the wine flows in abundance. Everything is cooked in the wood-oven and the vegetables are organic. The speciality is that you pay a certain amount per person: and eat everything you want.

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2810871451
Nikos Marazakis
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Nikos Marazakis

area

Skalani

An excellent restaurant with authentic Cretan cuisine. Everything is homemade and delicious as the oil used in cooking. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2810731435
Notio Sellas
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Notio Sellas

area

13 Meramvellou street

Ouzo & raki with delicious treats and youthful-student clientele.  

  • type
    Mezes Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 10€
  • contact
    2810 240027
Armenakis
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Armenakis

area

2 Manou Katraki St., Vasilies

Taverna famous for their homemade cheese. Here you will find delicious casserole dishes and meat cooked in the wood-oven.

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 10€
  • contact
    2810881032
Olive & Mint
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Olive & Mint

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Skalani, 71500

The Olive & Mint restaurant is a welcoming place, which has heartily welcomed the good food lovers since 2006 and a properly designed space to exhale intimacy and luxury. Its aim is to offer tasty combinations, brightened with the richness and the variety of the Cretan cuisine.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Traditional, Greek, Mediterranean, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2810731283
Loukoulos (Lucullus)
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Loukoulos (Lucullus)

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5 Korai street

In one of the most central locations, right in the heart of Heraklion, Loukoulos is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building with a courtyard. The menu includes Mediterranean flavors and traditional dishes, a large variety of appetizers, local meats and seafood cooked on the grill and in the oven: original dishes out of the ordinary. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Mediterranean
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    2810 224435
Akrovatis
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Akrovatis

area

Square Daskalogianni

A haunt for morning coffee, or later in the day raki or ouzo, serving meze dishes, just off the central city square.

  • type
    Traditional coffeehouse
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 10€
  • contact
    2810284884
Erganos
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Erganos

area

5 G.Georgiadi street

Erganos offers authentic flavors of Cretan and Mediterranean cuisine in a traditional setting. Here you will taste various popular Cretan dishes made from pure raw materials, by the fireplace or on the terrace. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Traditional, Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2810285629
Kritiki Gi
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Kritiki Gi

area

Skalani, Heraklion

Kritiki Gi (Cretan Earth) in Skalani is a tavern with cuisine based on the traditions of Crete.

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2810 731658
Prassein Aloga
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Prassein Aloga

area

21 Chandakos & Cydonia stret

Creative Mediterranean cuisine, with meat and fish, gourmet dishes and scrumptious desserts.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    International
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2810 283429
Merastri
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Merastri

area

17 Chrysostomou street

This restaurant places an emphasis on traditional Cretan cuisine, with a wide variety of starters and main courses. It also has a remarkable wine list with an emphasis on the Cretan vineyards.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2810 221910
Alfredo
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Alfredo

area

2 G.Gennimata street

Original Italian restaurant where you will have the opportunity to enjoy pasta with fresh mussels, real buffalo mozzarella, many types of pasta and about 45 different fillets and of course many different choices in pizzas which are baked in the wood-oven.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Italian
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2810 214141
Dish
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Dish

area

St. Titus square

In the wonderful St Titus square, Dish is a stylish party restaurant with a nice yard. The cuisine is mainly Mediterranean: salads, pasta, and delicious meat dishes. In the evening the beats go up and the party begins. 

  • type
    Bar Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Mediterranean
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    2810 227118
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