Top ChoiceChurch in Kritsa

Church of Panagia Kera

This tiny triple-aisled church on the main road shelters Crete's best-preserved Byzantine frescoes. The oldest in the central nave (13th century) depict scenes surrounding the life of Christ, including the...

Top ChoiceCretan in Kritsa

O Kroustas

The rightly popular O Kroustas serves traditional Cretan food, including a superb lazania (twisted handmade pasta also called stroufikta) cooked in stock with anthotiro (a dry, white cheese) and rusks made in the...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Kritsa


This is the older of two factory outlets for Physis of Crete, a local brand and family business producing not only award-winning olive oil but also its own honey, herbs, pastes, dips, cosmetics and other...

Spices in Kritsa

Latia Hora

If you're into organic spices, herbs, teas, oils, dried fruit and other pantry stockers, you'll feel like a kid in a candy shop in this doll's-house-size emporium. It's fun just to browse for gifts, but if you...

Fashion & Accessories in Kritsa

Anna's Heart

Only clothing, jewellery, bags, hats and other accessories crafted by Greek designers will make it into Anna's carefully edited and sophisticated boutique, which wouldn't be out of place in Athens. Look for cork...

Cretan in Kritsa

Taverna Platanos

A taverna-kafeneio (coffeehouse) halfway along Kritzotopoula, Platanos has a pleasant setting under a giant 200-year-old plane tree and vine canopy. The tasty menu revolves around grills, mousakas and stifadho.

Cafe in Kritsa

Cafe Bar Massaros

Serving toasties, crêpes, salads and pizza mainly to tourists in the daytime, this simple, congenial cafe-bar turns into a locals' spot for chat and shots after the buses have left town.

Cafe in Kritsa

Saridakis Kafeneio

An excellent little cafe, this place makes for a cool stop in the shade to grab some homemade honey and yoghurt or a fresh orange juice.