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Merastri

Chrysostomou 17, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
302810221910
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Ranked #4 of 196 restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to the restraunt after seeing it on trip advisor we had a great time: great location (just outside of the city center), Great hospitality, beautiful place (both inside and out) and great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not one restaurant like this in Athens, Mykonos or Santorini. Truly a superb restaurant with fantastic atmosphere. Not to mention value for money.

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Pasadena, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A great meal was had here tonight! Friendly service, local traditional food, and beautiful ambiance.....we would highly recommend this place!!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stop here, go no further! The meze's fresh, abundant, tasty! The lamb chops...hardly any better on Crete, and the wines!!! Extraordinary good local whites and reds. What else if not also the familiar and friendly service too! You will remember and return!

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Delaware
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213 reviews 213 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were looking for a good Cretan restaurant within walking distance of our hotel in Iraklio (Galaxy) and saw great reviews for Merastri on TA. The restaurant is on a street corner with nice outside seating with lots of vines and flowers that actually kept the street noise down. The inside is beautiful with large rooms and great furnishings. We... More

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Mechelen, Belgium
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

this will read like a roman: we had avery warm welcome by the a super friendly waiter an than shake hands with the owner.We started with a sweet white wine (Samos) with the starters. I asked for a choice of their best ranked starters ( Fava, Saganaki, baked cheese, beaked vegetables). As a main course we had lamb chops. With... More

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Guelph, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

This was one of our favourite restaurants during our 3 weeks in Greece. It had a very relaxed feel and the staff were friendly. The food was great, and we got free dessert (candied orange, yoghurt with honey and nuts, and fresh fruit) and raki. Prices were very reasonable and I would definitely go back to try more of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

When you want to taste pure Cretan food, Merastri is THE place to be!! Really excellent regional food, especially the smoked pork, so delicious! So don't leave Crete before you had dinner at Babis' restaurant!!

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Toronto, ON
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

In a word, "nostimo"! Fantastic for those who speak English...every dish was fresh, authentic, and served with pride. We enjoyed the grilled mushrooms with vegetables, the saganaki, and the fava (hummus type dip) to start. These were each equally as good as the other however if I must pick a favorite, it'd have to be the saganaki. Hubby ordered lamb... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A very close friend of mine lives in Heraklion and I visit him twice a year. This is without doubt the best restaurant in Crete for traditional Cretan food. Set in a stunning classical villa I recommend dining on the outside terrace for the full experience. And finally you must order the slow cooked lamb - it's so good I... More

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