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-friendly” Ierapetra, 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.
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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.
“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.
A classic Italian trattoria in Agios Nikolaos with dishes like focaccia, spaghetti, risotto, pizza, and fish in a surprisingly large number of sorts. Also here you will find an extensive list of popular Italian wines.
A small, cozy tavern in Agios Nikolaos decorated with old objects and a wooden pergola. Here fresh fish is always abundant since the owners have their own boat, but you will also have the chance to taste many Greek dishes.
In a historic 1890s building, at the edge of a high cliff, the restaurant enjoys a unique view of the lake of Agios Nikolaos. Stylish decor, international cuisine and an extensive wine list with labels from around the world. The whole atmosphere complements the sound of a live piano, playing tunes from the international repertoire.
A modern raki - taverna with rustic decoration. You will find many appetizers, meats and seafood dishes and several original flavours. Raki is homemade but you will also find a variety of wines and ouzo.
An authentic Cretan restaurant at Hotel Minos Beach at Agios Nikolaos. Terpsi is built on the sea, overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello. It serves traditional Cretan recipes using fresh local ingredients, Cretan aromatic herbs and extra virgin olive oil.
Just outside the center of Agios Nikolaos, the “Piato” enjoys unique views over the bay of Mirabello. You will always find the freshest fish, cooked in many different ways that leaves no taste unsatisfied. Equally delicious are the meats. Also, handmade snacks and appetizers and imaginative salads.
A taverna in Agios Nikolaos decorated with old objects, it serves delicious casserole dishes (such as rabbit stew) which change from day to day. The wine is aromatic, materials are pure and during the summer the taverna serves you in a garden-setting.
Next to the famous lake "Voulismeni" in Agios Nikolaos, the taverna "Ocean" serves fresh fish and seafood dishes, and appetizers of Greek and Cretan cuisine. The materials are local there is a fairly extensive wine list.
The restaurant Ble Katsarolakia is located in one of the oldest and most beautiful neoclassical buildings in the city of Agios Nikolaos. Our award-winning chef Alexander Zacharias, creates for you dishes based on the Cretan cuisine with products from local producers.
Opened in 1978 in Agios Nikolaos, the Kri Kri offers a rich menu based on the Greek cuisine. You can savour local flavours, appetizers and traditional Greek recipes in a beautiful and traditional setting, with great views.
The Maistrali taverna in Agios Nikolaos is to be found on the Kitroplateia beach. It is one of the best restaurants in which to taste authentic Cretan dishes, as well as some spécialtié de la maison.