Crete Restaurants

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  • 1. Avli

    $$ | Greek

    In an herb-filled multitiered courtyard that leads to a barrel-vaulted dining room, some of the finest food for miles is skillfully prepared...Read More

  • 2. Peskesi

    $ | Greek

    In a restored sea captain's mansion, stone walls and arches provide the backdrop to some of the best food in Crete: traditional cuisine brought...Read More

  • 3. Apostolis

    $ | Seafood

    On the quieter end of the harbor next to the Venetian arsenals and removed from the tourist joints that surround the port, this lively taverna...Read More

  • 4. Erganos

    $ | Greek

    One of Heraklion's most traditional restaurants, just by Kazantzaki park, serves authentic local fare, mainly to a local crowd, far removed...Read More

  • 5. Ippokambos

    $ | Seafood

    In a modern wood-and-glass conservatory overlooking the Koules, this Heraklion institution serves some of the best fish in town, with the waves...Read More

  • 6. Kanali

    $$ | Greek

    In an impossibly picturesque position next to the sunken ancient city of Olous, and the later canal from where it takes its name, Kanali serves...Read More

  • 7. Kir-Kor 1922

    $ | Café

    Stop into this venerable old bougatsa shop for an envelope of flaky pastry that's either filled with a sweet, creamy filling and dusted with...Read More

  • 8. Kronio

    $ | Greek

    The promise of a meal in this cozy, family-run establishment is alone worth the trip up to the plateau. The taverna is in its fifth decade and...Read More

  • 9. Kyria Maria

    $ | Greek

    On a blink-and-you'll-miss-it small alley behind the Rimondi Fountain, under an arbor of vines, with caged birds chirping away, this homely...Read More

  • 10. Marilena

    $ | Greek

    The choice among the many restaurants that cling to the harbor, it's an Elounda classic, having offered traditional Greek food for 40 years...Read More

  • 11. Migomis

    $$ | Mediterranean

    Clinging to the cliff above the lake, this restaurant offers some of the best views in town. Food is on a par, too: Mediterranean-inspired dishes...Read More

  • 12. Pelagos

    $$ | Seafood

    An enchanting courtyard garden and the high-ceilinged parlors of an elegant neoclassical mansion are the setting for what many consider to be...Read More

  • 13. Portes

    $ | Greek

    Relocated from the somewhat cramped alley it occupied in the city center to a pretty harborside spot in Nea Chora, Portes continues to offer...Read More

  • 14. Raki Ba Raki 1600

    $ | Greek

    Opposite Avli, and part of the same stable, on one of Rethmynon's myriad pretty walkways, this is a modern reinvention of the classic Greek...Read More

  • 15. Tamam

    $ | Mediterranean

    Steps away from the busy harbor, Tamam feels like a giant leap back in time—an ancient Turkish bath that now houses one of the most atmospheric...Read More

  • 16. Taverna Sigelakis

    $ | Greek

    Residents from villages for miles around come to the town of Sivas to enjoy a meal of stifado (meat in a rich tomato sauce) artichokes with...Read More

  • 17. Taverna Stavrakakis

    $ | Greek

    Enhance the short trip out to Kritsa and Lato with a stop in the nearby village of Exo Lakonia to enjoy a meal at the homey kafenion of Manolis...Read More

  • 18. Thalassographia

    $ | Mediterranean

    The name means seascape, a poetic notion for this romantic gathering spot that spreads across a series of terraces wedged between the Fortessa...Read More

  • 19. Well of the Turk

    $ | Mediterranean

    In the old Ottoman district of Splantzia, opposite the underground church of Ayia Irene, this restaurant is somewhat difficult to find even...Read More

  • 20. Myrogdies

    $ | Greek

    The stone-walled garden of this popular mezedopoleio (meze restaurant) near the minaret in the Old Town is filled with fruit trees and is...Read More

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