Top Choice Cretan in Iraklio


This foodie hotspot oozes rustic sophistication from every nook and cranny of its maze of stone rooms lidded by wood-beam ceilings. Chefs use heirloom produce and organic meats from their own farm to revive ancient …
Top Choice Greek in Iraklio


Parasties’ owner Haris is Iraklio’s answer to a restaurateur who is genuine about serving great-quality local produce and top Cretan wines. And his passion shows in his small but gourmet menu of inventively updated …
Greek in Iraklio


Those wanting a traditional Greek experience might be disappointed here, but a faster paced crowd after an ultra-contemporary experience will be happy with modern music, cutting-edge design and more global dishes, f…
Greek in Iraklio

Brillant/Herbs’ Garden

The avant-garde decor at Brillant, the fashionable culinary outpost at the Lato Boutique Hotel, might almost distract you from the creatively composed, feistily flavoured Cretan cuisine; the menu changes seasonally.…
Mediterranean in Iraklio

Prassein Aloga

This neighbourhood-adored rustic restaurant does sharp and innovative Mediterranean cuisine from an ever-changing menu. Heaping salads, pasta loaded with shrimp and mussels, and dishes based on ancient Greek recipes…
Greek in Iraklio

Peri Orexeos

Be careful not to spoil your appetite with the free bread, black-olive paté and zucchini pie that arrive as soon as you sit down. The kitchen turns out creative modern Greek food such as creamy chicken-filled kataïf…
Greek in Iraklio

Ouzeri Tou Terzaki

Next to the teensy Agios Dimitrios church, this place may look trendy but actually feeds friends, families and lovebirds with a richly nuanced mix of classic Greek and international plates.