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“Great food, fantastic view, super value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kastella

Kastella
Ranked #4 of 369 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $17
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Heraklion, Greece
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“Great food, fantastic view, super value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

As a resident of Heraklion, this is my favourite seafront place to dine - with a fantastic view of the Fortress! Seafood is their speciality, but there's something for everyone (including vegetarians) on the menu. Some of our favourites are the grilled sardines, shrimp with oil and lemon and dolmades. A good idea to ask what's the catch of the day, or what the chef recommends.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Lekker lekker lekker!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Hallo - I returned from holiday in Crete and was one day in Heraklion, (de hoofdstad)!. Wow, we found a restaurant on the seafront. We did not know where to go as there are quite a few, but a older man smiled at us and we said ok, let's go here. So, it was very nice. The food so tasty and we had so much and really not expensive. We were there for lots of time and talked with the owner too (Haris if I remember right) - the service was great! This is the first time I write on here and I just wanted to share this. Kastella is fantastisch!!!

  • Visited June 2012
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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“This is what Greece is all about”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

During my visit to heraklion, we ate at the Kastella taverna, a friendly family run taverna overlooking the sea. We had fish, but they also have meat on the menu if you prefer. We were 6 people, inc a vegetarian (and there were plenty of things on the menu for her too) so we ordered alot of dishes, put them in the middle of the table and all tucked in. The grilled fresh sardines were delicious and we had prawns cooked in tomato sauce, salad, fresh calamari (rings of squid in a light batter), stuffed vine-leaves, tsatsiki (the garlicky greek yoghurt dip), another plate of fish which was lightly fried (I can't remember the name) and few other dishes which I can;t remember - maybe the ouzo (which goes perfect with fish) clouded my memory a bit! They gave us fresh fruit and a local schnapps on the house. Really great food and friendly service. Definately recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Delicious food! Friendly service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

'Kastella' Taverna Ouzeri is located right by the Venetian Harbour and Koules Fortress. It is of the same class as 'Paralia' and 'Ippokambos Ouzeri' restaurants (in fact, it is located on the same street as those restaurants). You can sit either inside (only a few tables) or outside (with a fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea).

Pros of the restaurant: 1) Central location 2) Fantastic food (try their home-made dolmas and pizza with mozarella!) 3) Complimentary dessert and chilled raki 4) Exceptionally good service with a smile 5) They have highchairs for babies/small children, which is not something to take for granted here in Crete.

Cons of the restaurant: 1) Located right next to a busy road, so can get pretty noisy because of the traffic.

  • Visited April 2012
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