Cretan Restaurant€€€€
Πλατεία Λιονταριών, Ηράκλειο
  • Ugis V.
    "Really trendy and cool, delicious food, authentic Crete."(11 Tips)
    Shawn H.
    "Zucchini flowers, farm salad, syglino, and bread were all excellent."(11 Tips)
    Ioannis P.
    "Zucchini flowers with cheese where unexpectedly delicious...."(11 Tips)
    Emil Å.
    "Really nice and well cooked authentic Cretan cuisine."(4 Tips)
202 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • healthy food
  • lively
  • romantic
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  • Tash C.
    Tash ConcepcionJuly 14, 2015
    The best meal I had in Greece. The salad was the best salad I've ever had in my life, and the chicken was slow cooked to perfection. Amazing food cooked with such simple ingredients.
  • Márcio R.
    Márcio ReisJune 16, 2017
    Amazing place & food for a special dinner, very well organized! Preferably make a reservation, we didn't made so we need to wait 30min for a table. Fair prices. Crete salad & Smoked pork were amazing.
  • Georgina J.
    Georgina JenkinsAugust 13, 2016
    The smoked pork was excellent!! The other pork dishes and the goat were also really good. The restaurant itself is beautiful with a lovely garden to eat in. Best food I've had in Greece so far!
  • Nico C.
    Nico CinefraAugust 12, 2014
    Incredible and enjoyable dinner. Syglino was superb: Pork ribs are hooked into a small grill and you have to smoke them by yourself adding thyme and sage leaves to the fire. Very typical location.
  • Maria K.
    Maria K.March 11, 2016
    Fantastic creating cuisine, great ambience. Try EVERYTHING! Not to miss: their homemade fizzy drinks(karteraki is the best), the "syglino prin to kioupi" dish, apaki, and sfakianipitta dessert.
  • Nguyen V.
    Nguyen VuAugust 11, 2015
    the best authentic in heraklion, we tried the fried snails for appetizer, house wine, goat and rabbit for main foods. All foods were fresh and absolutely amazing #creta#heraklion#peskesi
  • Ilse
    IlseOctober 13, 2014
    This place is a hidden gem. Great ambiance, perfect service and fantastic food beautifully presented. The zucchini flowers are amazing as are the croquettes of greens and smoked pork ribs.
  • Marta S.
    Marta SzymańskaNovember 15, 2016
    By my opinion the best food in Crete.The service here is really good, and there is always intriduction to your meal: how it was cooked and what is the history. Only local ingredients, try the souvlaki
  • Natalia B.
    Awesome food, a must try in Heraklion! The Greek salad, the fried shrimps and the squid, the zucchini flowers and the Cretan cheese pies, can’t really say what was the best, try a bit of everything!
  • Mirto G.
    Mirto GlytsiAugust 19, 2017
    The best Cretan restaurant! Amazing food, excellent service, fantastic atmosphere, tasting Cretan wines! Make a reservation before you go. Try the best seller "suglino prin to kioupi", "stake me auga"
  • Goran A.
    Goran AntonijevicDecember 30, 2016
    Simply the best restaurant and meat in the city. They make an art out of cretan cuisine. Recommend pork kandanou and goat in yogurt!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Bardia K.
    Bardia K.June 25, 2017
    Stop browsing and go. Impeccable service, lovely setting/ambiance, and reasonable prices. Emphasis on authenticity. The goat with yogurt was tender and carried immense flavor. Fries light but crispy.
  • Kristiana D.
    Kristiana DimitriouSeptember 13, 2017
    This beautiful restaurant combines the authentic Cretan cuisine and the traditional Cretan deco. Moreover, it has a wide variety of Vegan-vegetarian dishes. Extra tip: try the Cretan cheesecake.
  • Keri-Lee B.
    Keri-Lee BeasleyJuly 8, 2016
    Magnificent, authentic food & extremely attentive & helpful service. Goat with yoghurt, pork smoked with thyme & sage, & pork chops were all stunning. You must try this place!
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DekkersSeptember 30, 2017
    The wine and cocktails wine are delicious and affordable. We ordered the zucchini flowers and the prom dish with honey and legumes. The service and the ambiance were excellent!
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionJuly 2, 2015
    One of the best meals I've had in Greece. If you are in Heraklios, do yourself a favor and eat a meal here. Get the cheese plate and the Peskesi sausage.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MAugust 6, 2016
    Incredible place, the traditional mixed with the modern, delicious food, homemade liquers and local products. Service was very good too. Must visit when in town!
  • David P.
    David PaulinceAugust 16, 2017
    A must go. Try the apaki and the stuffed wine leaves. We had the pork as main dish and creatan salad was perfect. To avoid to wait make a reservation by phone. Staff is extremely kind and helpful
  • Zeynep B.
    Zeynep BirgönülJuly 10, 2017
    Everything is amazing. Absolutely best place at Heraklion!! Good traditional food, delicious. Also very good aervice and friendly staff. Decoration is %100 trendy. Thanks for all.
  • Rania K.
    Rania KokkinouApril 28, 2014
    Try Syglino & any kind of pie! Wait for the surprise at the end with the Cretan fortune cookies! Don't leave without tasting the famous Cretan Cocktails! Great place, great food, great music! Enjoy!
  • Olga K.
    Olga KourmpelaMarch 15, 2016
    The best Cretan food is here ! Excellent service and polite staff. Beautiful and warm place. Only negative thing is no different place for smoking and no smoking people.
  • Emil Å.
    Emil ÅlanderJune 27, 2017
    Really nice and well cooked authentic Cretan cuisine. I had goat that was slow cooked in yoghurt. Delicious! The restaurant has a really cozy ambience to it as well. 🙂
  • Gergő
    GergőAugust 16, 2015
    You can't go wrong in this restaurant. Every meal is tasty, fresh and cleverly composed. A perfect choice for those who are looking for an authentic fine-dining place in Heraklion. 11/10
  • Sifis S.
    Sifis SymianakisAugust 3, 2016
    Delicious dishes close to the traditional cuisine with a semi gourmet style. The most cozy and beautiful place of Heraklion. Dishes are overprised, could be cheaper. Has also variety of cretan wines.
  • Anastasia C.
    If you don't want to wait for a table,make a reservation.Food,wine list(only with cretan winery),decoration,cretan music,everything was perfect!nice prices,if you want to taste excellent quality!
  • Daniella G.
    Daniella GeorgievaAugust 30, 2017
    Truly the best restaurant in Heraklion! We went there twice in a row as it's that good. The food was incredibly tasty and fresh. The service was absolutely amazing, would be back again for sure!
  • Georgios G.
    Georgios GatosAugust 30, 2015
    Try the smoked pork (singlino). This place is great. A must if you are visiting Heraklion
  • Luke B.
    Luke BakerOctober 11, 2017
    Great restaurant with a great range of dishes. The Dolmades, olives and groats with aubergine were great went there for a quick meal and wished we could eat more, a must for a stay in Heraklion.
  • Eni P.
    Eni PalokaOctober 7, 2017
    A must go place in heraklio!delicious food,excellent service,their homemade rose raki is superb.modern &authentic cretan design.absolutely my fav place in crete.
  • Kaisa H.
    Kaisa HernbergJuly 29, 2016
    Beautiful restaurant and lovely food - Cretan with a modern twist. No kids' menu, but we found suitable dishes on the appetizers list. The waiter surprised us with a gorgeous complimentary dessert.
  • Pepi M.
    Pepi MaziMay 16, 2016
    Great Cretan cuisine! Very friendly service, beautiful decoration! Probably the best restaurant in Heraklion!
  • Frank M.
    Frank MMMOctober 29, 2017
    An excellent restaurant with good ambiance and delicious food. The fried black olives starter and main dish of young goat with yoghurt were particularly tasty. Staff is attentive and professional.
  • Sofia L.
    Sofia LazaniSeptember 8, 2014
    Beyond charming scenery, great service and cretan cuisine served in an inventive way.We feasted on every dish both by using our sight and our taste.Will definitely come back to this one!
  • Elenh P.
    Elenh PapadopoulouFebruary 9
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite restaurant in Heraklion.Cozy environment for the winter days but definetely the best choice for a perfect summer lunch.Excellent food,value for money and higly recommended!!!
  • Nikos K.
    Nikos KoulourisAugust 17, 2015
    One of the best traditional Cretan restaurants in Iraklio. If you are looking for real traditional dish you will find an excellent servise with tasty food. Snails, grasess, traditional cheeses.
  • Jakub K.
    Jakub KlímekMay 30, 2016
    Everything. Had home made refreshments, local sausage and cheese, young goat and cheesecake. Beware, the desserts are double portions :-D
  • Nex L.
    Nex LuthorSeptember 12, 2017
    Authentic place, tasty food and professional service for a reasonable price. Smoked pork chops and the creamy risotto with meat were amazing
  • László S.
    authentic restaurant with a very nice décor. The service is friendly and the food is very tasty. The monastery style baked vegetables and the stuffed zucchini flowers are delicious
  • Amie @.
    Raki cocktails they are a true delight (and being raki affiliated with the restaurant the cocktails seem more affordable). We also have the slow cooked baby goat which was the best we've had so far.
  • Ioannis P.
    Great location... Graphic little street. Food was superb. Appetizers came out in no time. Everything we tried was so delicious. Zucchini flowers with cheese where unexpectedly delicious....
  • Γερασιμος Σ.
    The menu is very well assembled and unique .I really enjoy the calming greek music.The service is almost impeccable.The decor promotes so much the Cretan tradition.Been there many times already.
  • Phil K.
    Phil KatzFebruary 19, 2015
    I've been living in Greece for 6 months, and this is the best restaurant I've found anywhere. Go here, and order everything!!
  • Daren W.
    Daren WilliamsJuly 17, 2017
    Delicious meal - one of the best we had in Crete. Creative Cretan cuisine highlights include the zucchini flowers and pork
  • Cem K.
    Cem KotamanAugust 6, 2017
    Simple menu but everything is way more than delicious, even the balsamico and olive oil on the table. We had creten salad, zuchini flowers and goat with yogurt, perfect.
  • Nick S.
    Nick StulovJuly 28, 2015
    Authentic, quiet & slow. They offer vegetarian and vegan dishes. The "traditional" food is pretty much the same as everywhere, but more tasty, named differently and served with grace. Pay a visit
  • Dey B.
    Dey BMay 7, 2016
    The goat in yogurt is a must!! The risotto as well, the greek sticks with cheese, the fig sauce is to Die for, I don't even like figs, but this is amazing!!
  • Ntp P.
    Ntp PpngtkNovember 16, 2014
    Nice location.good wine.we order a plate with different kinds of meat it came 1h later cold.tasty and healthy but cold.peskesi salad nth special.nice try the mantinadakia messages at the end.
  • De Nees
    De NeesJune 11
    Everything we tried was just amazing. The portions are good, so keep it in mind when you want to try them all :)
  • Jenna C.
    Jenna ChuckJuly 5, 2016
    Order the Cretan cheese plate! It can easily feed six. All the cheeses are delicious and made from their farm.
  • Robert M.
    Robert ModernistJune 21, 2017
    Verry good authentic dishes. It's hard to find a better restaurant for Crete local cuisine... a little bit more expensive, but it is worth of it.
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