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Zaros, Zaros, Crete 70002, Greece
+30 28940 31730
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience

The hospitality was first rate. And the setting inside or out is charming. I like the old photos inside, but enjoyed watching clouds floating over the village from the patio. They do not have a fixed menu, but delicious individual dishes of the day. Everything is fresh & local. I believe from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Laurence C
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The hospitality was first rate. And the setting inside or out is charming. I like the old photos inside, but enjoyed watching clouds floating over the village from the patio. They do not have a fixed menu, but delicious individual dishes of the day. Everything is fresh & local. I believe from their own farm. I ordered 12 € full... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have just staggered out of this taverna after eating far too much! They just bring dishes to the table, & having explained we were non meat-eaters, we still got a table groaning with plates: all local, fresh, seasonal products, cooked in traditional Cretan way. Then an extra, delicious, omelette appeared! This is after soup, fava, salad, Briam, marinated anchovies &... More 

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Vivi-Zaros, Owner at Vegera, responded to this review

Thank you very much..!! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Vivi and her mother were lovely friendly hosts. The food was good honest home cooking but to our tastes not particularly special. Perhaps our palates have been conditioned by the excellent cooking of my wife's Greek Cypriot family. Some dishes we were served suffered I think because they had been re-heated.

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Vivi-Zaros, Owner at Vegera, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment ... you have right,! The Cretan cuisine is different from the Cypriot cuisine . I think the flavors are not comparable because we use different ingredients and ways of cooking . And of course the food of our mom is the best of all. :) But be sure that , in our restaurant you ate fresh... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

No menu? Interesting idea and a memorable evening with a range of local dishes which kept on coming! Great value too. Only downside is that we ate too much! Service was good and friendly but it might have been better to serve dishes more gradually as some were cold by the time we got around to trying them.

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Horten, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stopped here for lunch. What a lovely warm & friendly place. I guess we got the meny of the day, and what a meal. Delicious grilled fish..different salads & filled vegetables. We loved every dish😀

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Thank you! :) More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is truly one of those places you're looking for when travelling. The food tastes like nature, it shines like sun, and smells like earth... hospitality and service accordingly. Thank god this places still exist. God bless you Vivi...

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Berkshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I chose to stop off here for lunch on our way from Gerakari to Sissi and we are very glad that we did as the welcome was warm, the food delicious and the bill surprisingly small, just 12€ for each of us. We knew that the food was organic and, as the name implies, vegetarian friendly but... More 

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Vivi-Zaros, Manager at Vegera, responded to this review

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

On our fourth visit to Zaros we ate here each evening. The food (a fixed price meal) is always interesting, very appetising and plentiful. Excellent value at 12euros including wine. It feels more like visiting a private house than a restaurant and the friendly welcome given to every guest is amazing. The log fire was appreciated as our visit in... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited this restaurant with my girlfriend last night. Arriving at the restaurant we had a heartly welcome from vivi and her son. When we sat at the table they started serving food at the table without asking us, or ordering something. Everything was amazing, well cooked and tasty. It gave me the feeling I get everytime i visit my... More 

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Thank you so much.! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I agree with other reviewers that this is an amazing experience. So wonderful to have a multiple course meal of traditional Greek foods just laid out in front of us. We went twice, and found that this is by far the very best eating experience we've had in several trips to Greece. And it was also amazingly cheap - only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zaros, Zaros, Crete 70002, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Zaros
  • Phone Number: +30 28940 31730

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?