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Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed today via mobile

Delicious food and wine, great staff! They cook mostly with their own family products which makes the whole difference. Definitely one of the best dinners we had in Crete.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best meals we had in Crete! The food and wine were amazing, and the owner was a delight. He shared with us photos of his family and olive farm, and we had the pleasure of tasting the raki he makes as well....The restaurant is on a quiet street with a charming ambience and most guests were local… very much worth the short walk from the city center. Highly recommend sharing a mix of the starters. All were excellent and the Dakos were the best we had in Crete (and we had a lot)!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing experience at this family owned traditional Greek restaurant! Service was outstanding - great food - good wine! Visited mainly by locals which added to the great overall atmosphere. If you are in Heraklion it is a most to go there. Many...thanks to the patron and the English speaking server for a wonderful and great experience. Thank you again, Marita, Guido and NadiaMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delightful and the location beautiful, but what really topped everything of was how friendly and welcoming the owners were. From sitting down, to paying the bill, the entire experience was a delight. Thank you so much! Greetings from the German-British couple

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Food and atmosphere. We went there after a visit at Knossos and we were really pleased to find this oasis in Heraklion. Great service and food

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 27, 2020 via mobile

Super cretan restaurant made of local products. The atmosphere and the service are super nice. We recommend it

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

Delicious. Very beautiful and cosy tavern. Excellent lamb. Really nice people. Filled up on Friday night. Loved it!!!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

Delicious original food with pure organic products,extremely kind and friendly people(especially Lefteris),amazing design and aesthetic and all this for very fair prices!!you definately must visit this restaurant!it will be an unforgettable dining experience!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

If you’re looking for the authentic traditional Greek cuisine, this is the place. However, not only the food that makes it so good, the staff is highly professional and super welcoming, even with the masks on you’ll see their welcoming smiles. Not to mention the...amazing atmosphere !!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

A short walk from our hotel this gem was fabulous, we ate there twice as the food was lovely, well priced and great service. It is in a quiet out of the way spot too. The staff were lovely and we enjoyed the wine they...make from their own vineyards. Hearty portions, we had a selection of starters the second time we went which was a good option. Definitely recommend this restaurant great well cooked Greek food, thank you!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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August 8, 2019|
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Response from Peter T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other respondents - obviously it is found by some tourists because of the TripAdvisor rating - but it is well out of the centre of town which will deter many, because there are many excellent restaurants... More
March 15, 2019|
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Response from V1330GJ_ | Property representative |
Good evening Mr Mike Sweet..Our restaurant has been open since 1998 ...The head chef name is Houlaki Olga.. we are three owners. our names are .X Ntagiantas, A. Skoula E. Siggelakis. If you like to visit our restaurant you... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Merastri

Yes, Merastri offers takeout services.

Yes, Merastri offers delivery services.

Yes, Merastri is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Merastri is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5