Greek in Agios Nikolaos


One of several tavernas fringing tiny Kitroplatia beach, family-run Faros (lighthouse) sends signals to empty stomachs with aromas wafting from the brazier out front. Sit at linen-draped tables under a blue-and-whit…
Mediterranean in Agios Nikolaos


Pelagos is not for the indecisive. First you must choose whether to sit in the elegantly rustic historic house or in the romantic, lantern-festooned garden.Tough one, but perhaps not as tough as finding your top men…
Greek in Agios Nikolaos


This tiny rustic taverna in a residential area has just a few tables out on the street beneath a shady pergola and serves up honest-to-good Cretan home cooking. Check the blackboard for the daily specials, get a car…
Cretan in Agios Nikolaos


Earthy Itanos has terrific Cretan homestyle cooking dished up by Chef Kostas. Select from trays of fresh mayirefta (casseroles and oven-baked dishes) such as goat with artichokes, tasty meatballs, moussaka, a wealth…
Greek in Agios Nikolaos

Katzarolakia Ble

Enjoying great views of the harbour, this effervescent restaurant, with its modern decor of exposed stone, turquoise walls and white-wood floors, offers a contemporary take on Greek cuisine. Tzatziki, halloumi, souv…
Cretan in Agios Nikolaos


Well-priced food makes this mezedhopoleio a classic small-plate place with several varieties of ouzo to enhance things, as well as some Greek wines. Specials include cheese pies, fresh mussels, and chicken with saff…
Mediterranean in Agios Nikolaos


Commanding Olympian views of Voulismeni Lake, this tasteful eyrie sports candelabra, exposed stone walls, linen tablecloths and the soothing sounds of live piano on summer evenings. Cuisine spans Greek classics to I…
Cafe in Agios Nikolaos

Palazzo Cafe Bar

This upscale cafe-bar with a sea-facing verandah exudes minimalist chic with faux marble walls and wood-topped tables. The menu covers salads, toasties, ice creams and sandwiches. There’s storytelling and live music…
Greek in Agios Nikolaos


Hung with ornate mirrors and Venetian masks overlooking gypsy-chic tables this traditional restaurant is welcoming. Lamb kleftiko, veal with lemon, oven-baked pies and calamari with mouthwatering olives.
Market in Agios Nikolaos

Jane’s Fishmarket

Has a selection of locally caught fish.