A foodie destination


Cretan products and the Cretan way of cooking have claimed their own distinguished place in international gastronomy, due to the use of high quality ingredients with the added benefit of bolstering human health. At the same time, more and more restaurateurs and hoteliers have been including Cretan cuisine in their arsenal of tourism assets. In the same context, the Region of Crete has undertaken significant initiative to showcase and liaise the primary sector with tourism.

The Cretan Cuisine
Don't look for a pill that can substitute the Cretan diet. There is no such thing Serge Renaud, 1998 The Cretan diet has been studied by scientists the world over. The rather surprising findings of those studies have caused a worldwide sensation by documenting the enormous benefits to the islanders' health and the low incidence of several diseases compared to other places on the globe. Due to its unique biodiversity and special climatic conditions, Crete is a place...

Pezoulia Estate - Cretan Traditional Tastes


Pezoulia is the estate of grandfather Petros, who lived there all his life since 1919 and he was mainly engaged in livestock farming and agricultural work in order to be able to preserve his 8-member family. Since 2008, the estate was converted into a guest house named Pezoulia, with stone-built villas, modernly equipped and architecturally adapted to the natural environment of the area.


Thalori Guesthouses

Kapetaniana, Heraklion

Thalori is a traditional hostel of alternative tourism. It is situated at Kapetaniana, at the mountain of Asterousia with a view to the Libyan Sea. The hostel consists of 20 individual renovated houses which retain the traditional architecture of the village. It has a restaurant where our customers are able to taste the Cretan traditional cuisine.


Katalagari Country Suites

Katalagari, Heraklion

Katalagari Country Suites present the best of Cretan country living including a precious break from the hassles of everyday life. And all 14 of Katalagari’s suites welcome you with carefully selected details such as light oak floors, custom-crafted furniture, hand-picked accessories and local art, finest bedlinen, double-weave wool bed throws and many more.



Myrtia, Heraklion

You can enjoy your coffee and a wide variety of cretan food in a traditional but also modern place in the inner part of the restaurant along with the fireplace, or in the summer at our beautiful and rich of trees yard.


Basilico Restaurant

Akti Nearchou Street 3, Agios Nikolaos

Right by the sea, overlooking the luxurious yachts of the famous marina of the town, you are welcome to enjoy our fine seafood and shellfish dishes, all baked on grill. Frame your meal with authentic Italian cuisine’s flavours, with strictly P.D.O. raw materials of premium quality.


Faedra Restaurant

Ammoudara, Agios Nikolaos

Faedra Restaurant provides free sunbeds plus beach service and parking spot. This amazing beach protected from the wind is like a shelter for the travelers, the fresh sea smell composes the Cretan flavors and the nice atmosphere.


Achinos eat & drink by the sand

Ammoudi, Agios Nikolaos

Achinos eat and drink by the sand is located at Ammoudi Beach in beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos. Open from early in the morning with coffee, juices, breakfast and snacks, till late at night with delicius fresh fishes and excelent wine!


Restaurant Herbs Garden


Here’s the finest "balcony" in the city embraced by the soft breeze of the Cretan Sea, offering the most beautiful panoramic views of the old city harbor and the Venetian fortress you’ll ever see.


Ble Katsarolakia

Akti Koundourou 8, Agios Nikolaos

The unique dishes you will enjoy at our restaurant is based on the Cretan cuisine with fresh ingredients and fresh from local producers. Custody of our dishes is our award-winning chef Alexander Zacharias.


Golden Dragon

Evgenikou 4, Heraklion

Authentic Asian tastes and delicious sushi, in a warm place combining ethnic and classic features.


Aztecas Mexican Restaurant


The long presence in the area of Mexican cuisine and the responsibility we feel to our customers, guarantees authentic Mexican dishes made ​​from the finest materials. 


626 All Day Lounge & City Garden

Merambelou and Idomeneos, Heraklion

626 All Day Lounge & City Garden is where the heart of Heraklion beats - a place where you can lounge with friends or schedule business meetings or enjoying popular dishes from all over the world.


Τraditional tavern KRITES

Gournes, Heraklion

In an age where man is concerned about the quality of food and the authenticity of its origin, our tavern offers traditional cuisine, variety in taste and careful food preparation.


Kastro Cretan Cuisine

Panormo, Rethymnon

Cretan cuisine has a long standing tradition dating back centuries ago and is directly connected to the production of high quality agricultural and cattle farming products. Savor the variety, delicacy and high quality of the guaranteed cuisine of Kastro Restaurant!


Robinson Tavern

Koutsouras, Lassithi

Robinson Taverna is located in Koutsouras Makrigialos since 1989.Its menu consists of traditional meze, cretan food and other , fresh fish, local cheeses, grilled meats all barbecued, pizzas in the traditional oven , unusual pies and homemade desserts.


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