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“The right alternative”
Review of Kastella

Kastella
Ranked #6 of 429 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $17
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We were actually on our way to Ippokambos restaurant for dinner but that happenend to be closed on Sunday evenings, at least off season. So we redirected ourselves to their neighbours, which wasn't exactly a punishment. Surrounded by locals and the odd Dutch couple, Kastella turned out to be a very charming taverna, with tasty food, good wines and friendly staff. For main course we had delicious traditional mydia saganaki (fried mussels) and though that was pretty filling, they wouldn't let us go without a complementary dessert and, of course the customary raki.
Next time I'm in Heraklion I definitively want to try Ippokambos, because of all the reviews here, but if they're closed again, you know where you can find me.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

My 22-year son and I went to Kastella with two friends who recommended this fabulous restaurant. We shared several (probably 8 dishes) that we can say was the best Greek food we had in our 14 days in Greece (and we had some outstanding Greek dishes). We had wine with dinner plus the traditional Riki at the end of the meal and could not believe the cost. The value of this meal in Canada would be triple the cost. We had a fabulous time sitting outdoors by the ocean. The waiters were running food and drinks over constantly. We definitely want to come back to Crete and most definitely will eat at Kastella again.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We were lucky to have a local host who to us to Kastella for dinner. Do plan atleast 1 meal here when you are in Heraklion. Its got a great location.. overlooking the sea. The food served is fast, fresh and fantastic :) + and good value for the euros you'll pay at the end of it. Happy Eating at Kastella !! btw everything ordered was yumm so can't recommend anyone must eat dish :)

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Thank sarangak
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

K: Kind, helpful staff!
A: Awesome views!
S: Super seafood!
T: Terrific times!
E: Excellent value!
L: Local, fresh produce!
L: Location - prime!
A: All-around best bet for couples and crowds (lunch through dinner)!

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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.

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1  Thank LoveCrete777
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