Really good restaurants need really good food. Great restaurants need great food, but also a great ambience, great hosts, and a great setting, and the Ferryman has all of this. Akis and his partner treat you like family members (sometimes it seems like everyone in Crete does this!), and look after you from beginning to end. The food is wonderful: Grilled Octopus is amazing and makes a very good main course, even if is on the menu as a starter. moussaka is light and lovely and the fish 'stuffed with greens that no one knows the name of but the rabbits love it', is also loved by humans. There's no attempt to upsell or oversell the foot: Akis said the Octopus starter is sufficient as a main and left the option open to add another dish is necessary (it wasn't needed). If the service is occasionally slow at the busiest times, you can forgive it because of the warmth of the people, but also it's so nice to have the time to just chill.
Oh, and one thing, the food isn't expensive: the same price as a meal in our local backstreet Chinese (which doesn't have the same view!)
Our first time in Crete / Greece, and we'll return without hesitation, if only to have another meal here!
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