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Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 024 3243
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“calamari” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
“sardines” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice greek meal with thaziki, calamari and swordfish...everthing was very nice and the waiters was attentiv. Also - locals eat there!

Thank 0808cdam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were initially heading towards the restaurant next to this one and on the way got confused because they are so close together. When we stopped the waiter bombarded us with chat and on looking at the menu and listening to his pushy words we...More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems like an awfully touristic place which we usually try to avoid, but as we were hungry and the oppinions here were good we decded ti visit, A bit crowded and noisy but the food was surprisingly good and extremely fresch! Service was excellent and...More

Thank lianath
Reviewed July 11, 2017

You can sit on the pavement, under cover or inside, next to the totally over-crowded and over-rated neighbours. I've been several times and will keep going back. Good seafood dishes in mezes style, some good win too and very good prices. Typical Cretan seafood collection.

Thank Christopher Joh... S
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying that the calamari we shared to start was very good. After that, the food was average at best and the 'lamb chops' were strips of fat and bone. Add to that that this was the most expensive dinner we had in...More

Thank 15MW
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

One of the best sea food plat I ever ate! Amazing! Very nice service, very pleasent view to the harbor and the sea.

Thank Moshe R
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

We dined here on a Friday and they were so busy to waiters didn't have time to care. This is the first I've been any where in Crete where I've not been overwhelmed with niceness. Food was even more disappointing. We struggled through the over...More

Thank David O
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Good sea view, prefer place for friends. Prawn, squid, fish varieties. Fluently english. Free dessert and vodka.

Thank Wei J
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Decent sized Greek salad for €6 and seafood platter comprising calamari octopus sardines anchovies prawns mussels fries and salad for €26. Good value and good view of the fort. Comp chocolate cake and ice cream and raki of course.

Thank Tkej
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Lots of fish & shellfish choices; horiatiki salad was good, also variety of breads were good. Both mussels & sardines tasty. The customers' smoke was annoying, even in the semi-outdoor patio.

Thank AbbyHuntington_NY
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 024 3243
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