Although Heraklion itself is a large city, the bars, cafes and other entertainment venues are concentrated pretty much in the historic center. Within the pedestrian walkways and squares, you will find bars with a modern aesthetic and mean cocktails, but also more traditional places with regular patrons as well as changing clientele.
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The worship for the lovely hidden corners of the city has always been their dote that led to the opening of Miniatoura in a small but cosy and always warm place.
A youthful hangout, hosting a different party every night. In this warm and small place the DJs alternate all night long and by the end you are all one big happy family! It is located in one of the busiest pedestrian streets of the city and is open also for coffee in the morning.
Open all day long serving its crowds of devotees coffees, beers, cocktails and wines, Fix is one of the classic dives of Heraklion. Tables spread out into the pedestrian area and the park opposite. The music sound varies from rock, trip hop and alternative styles.
An alternative place that offers multi-cultural music sounds that spirit you away worldwide, innovative cocktail drinks made from experienced mixologists and changing art exhibitions that decorate the walls. Sophisticated and youthful faces will be seen in this bar.
This is a multi-complex with cinemas and other facilities right beside the sea in the Ammoudara beach region. The cinema complex operates all year long together with restaurants, coffee places and playgrounds. It also hosts concerts, theatrical plays and cultural events – especially in the open theatre during the summer season.
This coffee place is located in the city centre and its tables are spread all through the Theotokopoulos Park. It is considered by the locals to be a place to hang out and be seen in, therefore it s usually busy from early in the day till late at night for coffee, beer and snacks. Bicycles are available for free rides in the city centre.
This is located in the busiest area of city-centre’s night life. It’s famous for the exceptional cocktail drinks which are based on fresh fruits and quality ingredients. The music is uplifting to match the youthful spirits that hang out in the place.
This shopping mall and multi-cinema complex on the Beach boulevard of Heraklion is the premier choice to combine shopping and entertainment. It’s very popular with the younger set since it offers all in one: cinemas, restaurants, coffee places, fast food and shopping.
A cool oasis within the Venetian walls of Heraklion. Beneath the enormous eucalyptus from which it gets its name, the bar tenders serve coffees early in the afternoon and prepare refreshing cocktail drinks for the trendy young clientele that gathers around as night falls.
An impressive historical structure in stone set in the narrow streets of the city centre houses this superb wine bar. An impressive wine list, the artistic decor, piano recitals, art exhibitions and a frequently used live stage, complete its diverse profile.
The only original Speakeasy Bar, in Heraklion city, for lovers of Cocktail, is the Wets & Drys. From the Cocktails of the drinks prohibition until the Mediterranean and classic, each taste is a unique experience in the Wets & Drys speakeasy bar.
Taratsa Astoria Cocktail & Food Bar is one of the most famous places in the city, where visitors can enjoy their coffee, taste delicious dishes and choose from a variety of refreshing cocktails after having taken a dive in the cool crystal swimming pool, while overlooking the magnificent views of the Venetian castle and the harbor of Heraklion.
The restaurant bar Pagopoieion (in English - ‘Ice Factory’) sits in the centre of Heraklion, next to the church of Aghios Titus. It is one of the best restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine in town.