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Chrysostomou 17, Heraklion, Crete 71306, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 281 022 1910
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

we went for a family dinner there and everything was excellent, the food quality, the service and the prices

1 Thank Tsapakis V
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stumbled in here looking for another restaurant and loved the fresh cretan greens salad with pomegranate seed and honey lemon dressing(tasted like it had been picked that day) , and home made green pies. Also the house made red wine very drinkable unlike some places. The owner's wife- a charming beauty- helped us. Orange cake made homemade was amazing... More 

Thank valuetraveler57
Mesolongion, Greece
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent and tasty food with traditional Cretan flavours. Warm environment and friendly stuff. Fantastic red wine...Well worthy restaurant!

Thank adm46
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Warm and lovely environment, very nicely decorated. Food was extremely tasty, beautifully cooked and served in a simple style. Staff very helpful and kind and service was immediate. Good value for money, a bit on the pricy side though. A very good suggestion for either a cosy romantic and warm winter meal/dinner or a company event.

1 Thank Kallia V
Athens, Greece
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is one of the best places for tasting Cretan cuisine in Heraklio. Of course it can never be compared to what you get in the mountain villages...Best for loukaniko (Cretan vinegar sausage). apaki (dried and matured pork fillet), Cretan cheese (amazing ricotta-like mizithra), lamb cooked with local herbs, mushrooms on the coal, a variety of Cretan style omelets (the... More 

Thank George D
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a business dinner here and were more than 30 people. The staff was super friendly and helpful and even rearranged a large part of the restaurant to make us all sit together. We had more dishes than I managed to keep track of but they were all superb! A lot of Crete specialities on the meny. We had... More 

Thank Pernilla A
Heraklion, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2014

Always i venjoy good quality Cretan food.A must in the city.Fantastic roast lamp with potatoes in wooden oven.A fire place in the middle of the room gives nice atmospaire.Friendly service.Try the home made stuff wine leaves with egg-lemon sauce here...

Swampscott, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

After a long day touring Knossos and driving around the mountains and villages outside of Iraklion (and getting very lost trying to find our hotel), we needed an excellent dinner. We saw reviews on TA and decided to try this place. We were early (around 8:30 pm) but we hadn't had lunch that day and were very hungry. As we... More 

Thank Laurie J
Sintra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Enjoy the tradicional Greek cuisine were food is well prepared and served by People who realy understand restaurants and want to continue to enjoy customers.

Thank carlostnm
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very good Cretan food at a very democratic price.Everything very fresh and homemade with local produce! Try the dolmades, superb.We tried many dishes(goatmeat,pork,lamb) All of them very tasty,tender meat, accompanied with natural grilled greens. The terrace is lovely and typical.Service is very friendly and helpfull. The owner served us the best wines we had during our 12 day stay in... More 

Thank Lionel_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chrysostomou 17, Heraklion, Crete 71306, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 022 1910
Restaurant with authentic and guality Gretan cuisine!!

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