Top things to do in Anogia

Cretan in Anogia

Arodamos

This big restaurant in a modern stone house in the upper village is highly regarded for its hearty mountain fare and gracious hospitality. Local specialities include the flame-teased lamb or goat (ofto) and the dece…
Cretan in Anogia

Taverna Aetos

This traditional taverna in the upper village has a giant charcoal grill out the front and fantastic mountain views out the back. On offer are such regional specialities as ofto (a flame-cooked lamb or goat), and sp…
Memorial in Anogia

Armi Square

This peaceful square is anchored by a statue of an unknown solider that honours Anogia's role in WWII. As the main centre of resistance against Nazi occupation, the town was to pay a terrible price. In retaliation f…
Museum in Anogia

Museum of Grylios

A short walk uphill from the lower village square, this humble museum presents the paintings and sculptures of Anogia-born folk artist Alkiviadis Skoulas (1900–1997), aka Grylios. Many works depict local war scenes;…
Cretan in Anogia

Ta Skalomata

In the upper village, Skalomata has provided sustenance to locals and travellers for about 40 years. When you peel your eyes away from the view through panoramic windows, train your focus on the great grilled meats …
Notable Building in Anogia

Nikos Xylouris' Home

Crete's most famous musician, the lyra (lyre) player and singer Nikos Xyouris, was born in this modest house on the lower village square, and today his family maintains an endearing collection of posters, letters an…