Where to eat in Lasithi (East Crete)

Each of the three major cities of Lassithi has its own culinary map. From the more cosmopolitan Agios Nikolaos, to the picturesque Siteia and the more “family-friendlyIerapetra, choices range from the small tavernas where you can enjoy raki and local “meze” up to the modern, stylish restaurants with creative cuisine.

Moreover, in all three cities you can taste fresh fish and seafood, as in all the coastal areas of the Prefecture.

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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Mesostrati
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Mesostrati

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Mochlos

"Mesostrati" is located in the village of Mochlos: it has a nice terrace overlooking the small harbor and the island opposite. It serves fresh fish, Cretan cuisine and local wine. All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients cooked with olive oil exclusively. 

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2843094170
Napoleon
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Napoleon

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26 Stratigou Samuel St.

Launched in 1969, Napoleon serves delicious homemade food, meze dishes, fresh fish and casseroles, in a traditional setting at Ierapetra. 

  • type
    Family Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28420 22410
Balcony
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Balcony

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19 Fountalidou St., Sitia

Located on the first floor of a renovated neo-classical house in the center of Siteia, a short walk from the harbour. The menu is diverse and multicultural: from creative Greek cuisine to traditional Cretan dishes, alongside Mexican and Chinese specialties. All you can accompany with a variety of Greek and Cretan wines. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2843025084
Ta Kochylia (The Seashells)
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Ta Kochylia (The Seashells)

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Mochlos

One of the oldest tavernas in the area of Mochlos, which was recently restored. The interior is adorned with traditional furniture, antique objects, photographs and a fireplace, while the comfortable patio is overlooking the sea and the Minoan settlement across on the island. The kitchen uses local ingredients and extra virgin olive oil to prepare traditional recipes with vegetables, legumes and meats. 

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2843094432
Portego
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Portego

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8 Foniadaki St., Ierapetra

In a stunningly renovated 19th century mansion, Portego is one of the best choices for a cocktail or dining in Ierapetra: here you will taste both cold dishes and creative cuisine. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Mediterranean
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28420 27733
Remezzo
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Remezzo

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167 Eleftherios Venizelos St., Sitia

Taverna on the beach overlooking the picturesque port of Siteia. Renowned for its fresh fish and seafood.

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    28430 28607
Votsalo (The Pebble)
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Votsalo (The Pebble)

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Kouremenos Beach

Next to the beach of Kouremenos by Palaikastro, behind the trees, “Votsalo” serves Greek cuisine and stews. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2843061282
Kastro (The Castle)
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Kastro (The Castle)

area

Ierapetra

Kastro has a terrace on the seafront with views of the castle of Ierapetra. Serves raki and seafood. 

  • type
    Mezes Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    28420 28254
Symposium
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Symposium

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14 K. Karamanlis St, Sitia

Taverna in Siteia with traditional cuisine and traditionally roasted meats. Exclusive use of organic products.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Traditional, Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28430 25856
Sofia
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Sofia

area

Mochlos

Taverna serving Cretan dishes, casseroles, grilled meats, and fish.

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2843094554
Kritiki Presveia (Cretan Embassy)
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Kritiki Presveia (Cretan Embassy)

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5 Ioannou Kondylaki St., Ag.Nikolaos city

Located in the heart of Agios Nikolaos and housed in a beautiful 19th century mansion. During the winter you will take your food next to the fireplace in a space decorated with beautiful antiques. During the summer you will dine in the courtyard: fresh fish and seafood, and grilled meat. 

  • type
    Mezes Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28410 83153
Tamam
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Tamam

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15 Oplarchigou Lakerda St., Ierapetra

A favorite haunt for youngsters in Ierapetra, with good service and pleasant atmosphere.

  • type
    Raki tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    28420 27103
Tzivaeri
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Tzivaeri

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60 Eleftherios Venizelos St., Sitia

Small raki-place on the seaside street of Siteia, with a large terrace near the sea. For raki or wine and traditional meze dishes. 

  • type
    Raki tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 10€
  • contact
    28430 28170
Kakavia
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Kakavia

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Hiona Beach

On the beach at Hiona by Palaikastro, famous for their fish soup. The restaurant uses vegetables from their own garden and serves local wine.

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28430 61227
Pelagos (The Ocean)
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Pelagos  (The Ocean)

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10 Stratigou Koraka & Katechaki St., Agios Nikolaos city

“Pelagos” is sited in one of the most beautiful mansions of the early 20th century of Agios Nikolaos and is one of the most elegant dining options in the city. In the beautiful green courtyard you will enjoy fresh fish and seafood and delicacies of the Cretan cuisine.

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    28410 25737
O Kales
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O Kales

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Samuel S. & Kougioumtzaki, Ierapetra

Homemade traditional dishes and views to the fortress of Kales at Ierapetra. 

  • type
    Family Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    28420 28254
Kafeneio Rakadiko
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Kafeneio Rakadiko

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159 El. Venizelos St., Sitia

In the Rakadiko of Antonis, as it is also known, one will find good raki, traditional Cretan meze dishes and nice views of the picturesque harbour.  

  • type
    Raki tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2843028326
To Bogazi
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To Bogazi

area

Mochlos

Bogazi perches on the edge of the cliff at Mochlos, overlooking the small island of Agios Nikolaos. Here you will find fresh grilled fish and various daily specials.

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    2843094200
Amaltheia
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Amaltheia

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17 Pangalou Coast, Ag. Nikolaos city

White decor and sea-view, Mediterranean cuisine and traditional local cuisine. Often you will find here fresh fish and seafood. 

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    2841021801
Odeio
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Odeio

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16 Lasthenous St., Ierapetra

Though not situated on the beach of Ierapetra, it has a nice yard and a friendly atmosphere. Odeio is a "raki" place with youthful clientele and a large variety of appetizers.

  • type
    Mezes Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28420 27429
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