We decided to visit Amethystos restaurant after reading positive reviews and it was very close to our Cretan Dream Hotel.
Could not comment on other restaurants since we visited only Amethystos and found there all we needed.
Restaurant is a bit disadvantaged locationwise since it was not exactly on the beech but despite that it was worth to walk a bit uphill from Maria's restaurant (located on the main road) to the small church and follow the road to the right before you see the restaurant direction sign to the left.
We visited Amethystos on 3 occasions during lunchtime only since we stayed on half board basis in our hotel.
Once arrived you will be welcomed by Eferia, nice lady who is preparing food. This is a family run restaurant and at evening you probably would be served by Eferia's son or daughter who we also met.
Restaurant is part of family house and straight away you have that feeling of home made food. Restaurant was airy, spacious, spotlessly clan with a bit of nice view to the sea if you are sitting on the terrace.
On each visit food was freshly made, nicely presented with excellent taste. We tried various salads and starters and for main course we tried and would recommend lamb cutlets or cooked lamb with olive oil. We tried all red, white and rose home made vine. Would recommend red, smooth and easy drinkable.
On second occasion Eferia's husband Yannis joined us on our table and we end up having lunch together. He does not speak English but with help of local man Andonis we found out that lamb we ate was coming from Yannis's brother farm, olives, wine, raki and even oregano was all produced by Yannis. Then we went to basement of the house where I was shown the winery itself where wine and raki was produced and stored for ageing. Basic but very interesting.
At the last visit we bought some raki, rakomelo (raki with honey) and took back to London.
All in all a very nice Cretan food experience and would recommend.
Dear Eferia and Yannis many thanks for your hospitality.
Family from London
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