Top 10 Greek food in Heraklion, Crete, Greece

September 8, 2020 Fernanda Pittenger

Best Greek restaurants nearby. Discover the best Greek food in Heraklion. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Greek restaurants near you.. Heraklion (/hɪˈrækliən/; Greek: Ηράκλειο, Irákleio, pronounced [iˈraklio]) is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete. It is the fourth largest city in Greece. According to the results of the 2011 census, the population of the city proper was 140,730 inhabitants, the municipality's was 173,993 while the Heraklion urban area has a population of 225,574 and it extends over an area of 684.3 km (264.2 sq mi).
Things to do in Heraklion

10. Kastella

Sofokli Venizelou 5a, Heraklion, Crete 71202 Greece Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +30 281 030 0779 http://www.facebook.com/kastellaheraklion
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4 based on 1595 reviews

Kastella

Reviewed By mncrbest

Keep it simple,keep it fresh. Seems to work here with a solid fish soup then swordfish steak.Great array of desserts and lashings of white wine. Prompt service and very good quality.Remarkable coincidence but an absolutely identical menu both in layout and comprehensive content given to us in a dedicated fish restaurant in Concon,Chile earlier this year. Truly weird !

9. Peskesi

Kapetan Haralampi 6-8, Heraklion, Crete 71202 Greece Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +30 281 028 8887 http://www.peskesicrete.gr
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4 based on 4494 reviews

Peskesi

Peskesi restaurant in Heraklion Crete, is an effort to discover the secrets and enjoy the benefits of the Cretan diet. Our cuisine is based on pure and natural products of the Cretan land and our aim is to highlight the traditional Cretan aromas and flavo

Reviewed By corrosiveheart

This was one of the best restaurants we have visited in Greece over the past 10 years. We made reservations for 9pm on a Friday night so of course it was packed, but we were seated underneath a tree in a quiet corner (you can see these photos from the management on here) where we could still hold a conversation without having to shout. The food was absolutely delicious! We were a table of 4 that ordered several appetizers and different main courses so we could share in between. (The portions are big - be aware!) We agreed that the goat with yoghurt was our favourite. The attention to detail wasn't too over pretentious, rather a surprising and impressive dining experience. The wine list was also nothing to complain about either. Really well paired with the food. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The staff did a great job as well. Will definitely return.

8. Erganos

Georgiou Georgiadou 5, Heraklion, Crete 71305 Greece Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +30 281 028 5629 http://www.erganos.gr
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4 based on 994 reviews

Erganos

The restaurant is going to be CLOSED from 13/09/16 to 15/09/16

Reviewed By E N

This reataurant is amazing! The food is delicious, the ingredients are of top quality and the dishes don't let you feel hungry even for a moment!! Adikristo (the traditional dish with lamp) was greatly cooked! The menu includes all the lical recipies and taste like prepared at traditional cretan house! The cretan hospitality at its best!! Would suggest it to anyone wishing to taste home made traditional cretan dishes!!

7. Amalias Kitchen

Arkoleontos 3, Heraklion, Crete 71202 Greece American, Greek, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +30 281 600 7600 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amalias-Kitchen/1538334113047090
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4 based on 2394 reviews

Amalias Kitchen

Family restaurant serving both traditional Greek/Cretan dishes and Texas/American cuisine such as fajitas, burgers, steaks, chicken wings, and more.

Reviewed By Carobilo

I went there twice in 2 days! The food is absolutely delicious, abundant, and the service is very friendly and caring. They will give you a desert and/or a shooter of raki, just these little attentions that make it special. You can sit outside, it’s a quiet corner right next to a parc. And you can use their wi-fi. If I am ever back in Héraklion I am going back there.

6. Ntore Gastronomy & Symposia

Plateia Eletherias 29 Megaron Ntore, 5th floor, Heraklion, Crete 71201 Greece Mediterranean, European, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Wine and Beer [email protected] +30 281 600 7996 http://www.ntore.gr
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5 based on 126 reviews

Ntore Gastronomy & Symposia

With a history of a century, NTORE is an emblematic stamping ground of urban Heraklion. Reinvented on the same grounds where for years it was a meeting place, a place of entertainment and culture. Ntoré Gastronomy & Symposia dominates one of the highest v

Reviewed By 392asheshr

We had an excellent multicourse , gala dinner at this famous Cretan venue with exceptional views being on the rooptop of a building overlooking Eleftherias Square .They have vegetarian, vegan and organic options so definitely a plus for me .Service was excellent.The Aromatic Organic salad was delicious and tasty,the traditional sour dough warm bread was excellent.The fresh Cretan Skioufichta pasta was a first for me and well enjoyed and highly recommended . Dear Mr/Mrs 392asheshr,Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are very happy hearing that you had a great time at Ntoré Gastronomy & Symposia . Our aim goal is to provide high quality service, food and a great variety of gastronomic options.We hope to see you again!Yours sincerely ,The Management Team

5. Cooking With Love

21 Koroneou, Heraklion, Crete 712 02 Greece Greek, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +30 281 033 5119 http://www.facebook.com/mageirevontasmeagapi
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5 based on 611 reviews

Cooking With Love

Reviewed By Gary T

Unfortunately, I didn't get there until 4 PM and all that was left were the stuffed peppers and tomatoes. So that's what I ordered, along with a Greek salad. It was a great meal (for leftovers). I just wonder what I missed out on. They must have understood that I was disapointed that there wasn't much left on the menu, so they served me a dessert for free.

4. Merastri

Chrisostomou 17, Heraklion, Crete 71306 Greece Mediterranean, Greek Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +30 697 271 4373 http://www.facebook.com/%CE%9C%CE%95%CE%A1%CE%91%CE%A3%CE%A4%CE%A1%CE%99-193658688434/
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5 based on 581 reviews

Merastri

Restaurant with authentic and guality Gretan cuisine!!

Reviewed By ShelleyKrause

We walked by Merastri on our way to another restaurant and noticed how inviting it looked. The original restaurant was full and my husband called Merastri immediately. Though difficult, they said they had a table for (nine) waiting for us.First of all, the ambiance was inviting, comfortable and lovely. We had a table beneath the tree. Wine, starters, entrees and dessert were absolutely wonderful and delicious. Even better was the service. They were professional, friendly and humorous.The entire evening was enjoyable and memorable. Our group of nine agreed it was amazing and recommend this wonderful restaurant.

3. o Magos

Milatou 6, Heraklion, Crete 22202 Greece Mediterranean, Greek, European Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +30 281 022 7850 https://www.facebook.com/%CE%9F-%CE%9C%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%82-253528535457488/
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5 based on 127 reviews

o Magos

Reviewed By Riki r

Poor service, mediocre cuisine compared to the high greek standards. Won't repeat. Location is quite easy and comfortable to reach.Thank you for visiting our restautant sir and we are very sorry that we didnt quite deliver that day for you . If you wouldnt mind i would like to know more about your bad experience in our restaurant so we as a team can be better . Thank you in advance and enjoy your vacation !

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2. Maxim Restaurant

Andrea Papandreou 301 Castro Hotel, Amoudara, Crete 714 14 Greece International, Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Table Service, Seating, Parking Available, Validat [email protected] +30 281 082 2770
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4 based on 162 reviews

Maxim Restaurant

Reviewed By Ami Iuliana M

After having some not so nice experience in Heraklion we tried Maxim, based on the reviews here. We were not disappointed. As appetizer we had mussels saganaki, a huge plate with mussels and vegetables covered with melted cheese. Main course was a traditional dish made of lamb, delicious as well. 2 persons shared 1 portion of each since we wanted to try more than one plate, and it was actually too much! Portions are big. Even if we were full, the server brought us fruits and raki on the house, very good option for desert.

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1. Parasties Urban Kitchen

Chandakos 81 Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 712 02 Greece Mediterranean, Greek, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +30 281 022 5009 http://parastiescrete.gr
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4 based on 320 reviews

Parasties Urban Kitchen

An atmospheric, cozy place and of the most popular gourmet hangouts of Heraklion, since 2000. All these years 'Parasies' -as was the original name of the restaurant- has been opening its doors to foodies in a smaller, intimate and beloved place. Our desir

Reviewed By lmcsherr

Stopped in for lunch on our first day in Crete, and found ourselves in a lovely place with some of the best food we've eaten on this three week trip.Traditional dishes are brought into the modern world and everything is prepared beautifully. This is a very special place that will not disappoint.

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