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Georgiadi 5 Oasi, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
302810 285629
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Best food in Greece, best traditional Cretan food

Ok, this is easy. This is a very special restaurant and worth the walk from the market area in Heraklion. Very authentic, award-winning, excellent Cretan food (served like tapas or small plates). We were the only tourists in here. This is easily the best food we had in Greece, much less on Crete! I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Ok, this is easy. This is a very special restaurant and worth the walk from the market area in Heraklion. Very authentic, award-winning, excellent Cretan food (served like tapas or small plates). We were the only tourists in here. This is easily the best food we had in Greece, much less on Crete! I love Dolmas and would recommend them--also... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We went to this restaurant and were blown away by how delicious and authentic the food was. A lovely family owned business with an extremely pleasant environment. We felt we were eating in the family's home. It's a nice restaurant for all. We'll return for a second time before we leave Crete!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A very good place to try the local cuisine. People please stay away from McDonald's while you're in Crete. The Greek, and especially the Cretan cuisine is excellent. Plenty of big-Macs back home!

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

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  • 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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