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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 …
Cretan in Anogia

Arodamos

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

Nikos Xylouris' Home

Crete's most famous musician, the lyra (lyre) player and singer Nikos Xylouris, was born in a modest house on the lower village square. Until her death in 2016, his sister Zouboulia ran a kafeneio here and presided …
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 depict local war scenes; there…
Cretan in Anogia

Aetos

This traditional taverna in the upper village has a giant charcoal grill out front and fantastic mountain views out back. A regional speciality is ofto (a flame-cooked lamb or goat). Aetos also serves another local …
Cafe in Anogia

Melissa

Come here for homemade sheep’s-milk ice cream and sweets, raki and coffee strong enough to stand a spoon in. Sit in the cool grotto-like interior or at a sidewalk table to watch life in the upper village slowly wand…