Where to eat in Aghios Nikolaos

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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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
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
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
La Strada
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La Strada

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5 N.Plastira St., Agios Nikolaos city

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. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, Italian, International
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    28410 25841
Synantisi (The Meeting)
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Synantisi (The Meeting)

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Xirokambos Node, towards to Elounda

A classic taverna just out of the town of Agios Nikolaos, serving delicious Cretan dishes. Preferred by the locals and almost always crowded. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    28410 25384
To Koutouki (The Dive)
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To Koutouki  (The Dive)

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4Α Lassithiou St, Agios Nikolaos

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. 

  • type
    Family Tavern, Mezes Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28410 26877
Migomis
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Migomis

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20 Nikos Plastiras St, Ag. Nikolaos

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. 

  • type
    Piano Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, International
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    28410 24353
Chrysofyllis
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Chrysofyllis

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Pangalou Coast, Agios Nikolaos

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. 

  • type
    Mezes Tavern, Raki tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    28410 22705
Terpsi (Pleasure)
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Terpsi (Pleasure)

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Hotel Minos Beach

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.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28410 22345
La Bouillabaisse
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La Bouillabaisse

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Hotel Minos Beach

On a terrace literally over the waves, the Minos Beach hotel's awarded gourmet restaurant offers modern cuisine and creative Greek cuisine. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    International
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    28410 22345
Piato (Plate)
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Piato  (Plate)

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Amoudi

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.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    2841023173
I Portes (The Doors)
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I Portes (The Doors)

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3 Anapafseos St, Agios Nikolaos

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. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    2841028489
Okeanos (Ocean)
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Okeanos (Ocean)

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Lake in Agios Nikolaos

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. 

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28410 82298
Ble Katsarolakia
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Ble Katsarolakia

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Koundourou 8, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

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.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 28410 21955
Taverna Kri Kri
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Taverna Kri Kri

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42nd Ilia Sotirhoy Str. , Agios Nikolaos

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.

  • type
    Tavern, Mezes Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2841 023915
Traditional Taverna Maistrali
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Traditional Taverna Maistrali

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10 Akti Pagkalou St. & Evans St., Agios Nikolaos

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.

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 28410 28814

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