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Georgiadi 5 Oasi, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
302810 285629
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  • 11
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cretan food - lamb, mutton and organs

The Erganos is a good down-to-earth restaurant that serves traditonal Cretan food, including dishes that are less known to the Central European pallate such as liver and other organs. Visiting on business, we asked our host for a place with traditional Cretan food and specifically for good goat and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Erganos is a good down-to-earth restaurant that serves traditonal Cretan food, including dishes that are less known to the Central European pallate such as liver and other organs. Visiting on business, we asked our host for a place with traditional Cretan food and specifically for good goat and lamb or mutton. We were not disappointed. The Erganos is located... More 

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Crete, Greece
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Erganos is the best place to visit, to experience a real cretan taste. Very authentic place. Some of the dishes may seem weird to you but just try and get something new. The place is not at all touristic, you can be sure of that, as it is located a bit more far from the main center of the city.... More 

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Goolwa, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Unusual meat dishes such as sheep intestines stuffed with lungs and heart ,very tasty got very busy with locals as we were leaving

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We spent 2 weeks in Crete and travelled across the island. The dinner in Erganos was one the best ones we have had. We ordered traditional greek food, lamb from the oven and mutton, both dishes were excellent and different to anything we had tried in Crete before. The atmosphere is not at all touristic, the service very friendly and... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Erganos is tucked away from the main tourist area of Heraklion, but is well worth the fifteen minute walk from the port. If you want a great combination of authentic Greek food with a side of Greek hospitality, this is the place for you. We arrived around 1:30 for lunch (near the beginning of siesta) and the staff was more... More 

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Athens, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Greek and especially Cretan food on it's best. Real quality kitchen with nice taste. The staff was friendly and the price reasonable enough. Do not forget to taste "aega kokkinisti" meaning braised goat served with chickpeas. Real traditional taste from old times. Recommend to visit.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Great traditional lamb and good quality of traditional kitchen.Away from the touristic traps.we went and had good time at a very good cost.locals prefer it for delivery also and the staff was very polite.not to be missed

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fantastic night with large group, very well catered for in this authentic restaurant. We had greek speakers in our group who negotiated the menu with the waiters, making sure we had a range of traditional food which we could share. Starters, main courses and desserts were all good. Plus the complimentary raki!

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

After having spent a few days in Crete and several more in other parts of Greece, this was definitely the best restaurant we visited. The ingredients were so fresh they tasted like they had just arrived. There was a large selection of appetizers and entrees and we wound up ordering more food than we should have. But that was not... More 

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Oxford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For our last night we wanted to eat traditional Cretan food, having enjoyed some of the wonderful dishes already on our holiday. Finding Erganos was perfect! We had a selection of hot & cold mezze plates, sampling cheese, stunning sausages, a meat pie (that according to my partner was the best he'd eaten!), and salads. All washed down with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Georgiadi 5 Oasi, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: 302810 285629

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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