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, 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.
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Parasties is an atmospheric, cozy restaurant in the square of the Historical Museum and of the most popular gourmet hangouts of Heraklion, since 2000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fine restaurant specializing in fish and seafood. Sophisticated area with light wooden decor and a cool patio for summer evenings. Here sometimes you will find fresh sushi and also an extensive list of white wines.
The tavern is located in the central "old" market of Heraklion, from which it takes its name. Appetizers, grilled meats and nice desserts, in this pedestrian street that every night turns into one of the busiest of the city.
Original “meze” and delicious dishes with a creative flair, but without exaggeration. Strategically located near both the city center and the sea, in a quiet pedestrian street. Also here you will find a wine list with a wide selection of wines from local vineyards.
A cozy place with an open kitchen and on the shelves, homemade products that you can buy. Here you will find original appetizers, casserole dishes and daily specials. They often organize evenings with live music.
In a cozy space, with stone and wood, but also a small courtyard, Peri Orekseos serves dishes of the Cretan and Greek cuisine with small variations, prepared in a creative mood.