Gastronomy in Heraklion

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Rest of Town

Peskesi

One of the restaurants you should definitely visit In Heraklion, Peskesi, close to the 25th August pedestrian street, in the city centre, will reveal the...

Boutari Winery

In Skalani area on Fantaxometocho Estate, just 8 km from the centre of Heraklion and 4 km from the archaeological site of Knossos, there is the private...

Kaltsounia Kritika

Kaltsounia (turnovers), also known as Lihnarakia, are a treat for the Cretans and are made with various fillings.

Cretan Dakos

Cretan Dakos was known as the ''food of the poor'' and is a refreshing nutritious salad that can be prepared easily and quickly.

Cretan Pilaf (Gamopilafo)

Gamopilafo is a traditional food is served mainly at weddings, engagements and christenings and is a good choice for a festive table.

Raki

Known as tsikoudia, Cretan raki is one of the most characteristic drinks on the island. You will be offered it wherever you go. Consisting of about 37%...

Rest of Town

I Avli tou Defkaliona

At the quiet atmosphere of Avli tou Defkaliona, in the street parallel to the coastal one in Heraklion, you will have the chance to taste a wide variety of...

Agios Thomas

Agroikies

At Ktima Strataki, in Agios Thomas, 33km from Heraklion city centre, Agroikies restaurant is part of a traditional guesthouses complex of the same name. It...

Heraklion

Cheese Products

Livestock farming and the production of cheese products are particularly popular and famous, not just in Heraklion, but everywhere in Crete.

Lamb Ofto

Ofto lamb is one of the traditional dishes of Crete which can be served at a formal dinner.

Apaki Salad

Apaki is a cold meat from lean pork which is marinated in vinegar for 2-3 days before being smoked in aromatic leaves and covered in herbs and spices.

Heraklion

Olive Oil

Cretan olive oil production is said to have references to the times of the ancient Minoans and Crete is famous for it. It stands out for the top quality due...

Heraklion

Honey

Particularly healthy and nutritious, honey is one of local products of Crete that you should definitely try and purchase before leaving Heraklion. The honey...

Periochi Oasis

Erganos

In a purely traditional restaurant, with decoration to match, Erganos taverna (very close to Nikos Kazantzakis park) has been welcoming locals as well as...

Staka (Curd)

Staka (curd) is the skin formed on the surface of fresh milk, mainly sheep's milk, when left out of the refrigerator for a few hours.

Kolokithoanthi

Kolokithoanthi, as they are called, are the flowers of courgettes. They are mostly stuffed with rice, although there are variations.

Cretan Spaghetti

In addition to gamopilafo, many serve spaghetti -referred to by the locals as macarounes- in meat broth with plenty of cheese as a starter at weddings.

Rest of Town

Parasies

On the coastal avenue of Heraklion, near the Historical Museum square, at Parasies restaurant -the name comes from the word parasia which refers to hearth...

Heraklion

Wine-General

Crete has been associated with wine since prehistoric times when wine was one of the products that contributed to the prosperity and growth on the island....

Snails Boumbouristi

Snails are known as hohli on Crete. Below is a simple recipe to enjoy snails only as the Cretans know how to.

Skalani

Elia & Dyosmos

A bit out of Heraklion city, at Skalani, Elia kai Dyosmos taverna is a great representative of Cretan cuisine. The tasty combinations are enhanced by Cretan...

Paximadia (Rusks)

One of the most characteristic products in the Cretan diet, the traditional wholegrain barley rusk with olive oil, is used mostly in the making of the Cretan...