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Katerina

Your taste buds will do somersaults at Katerina, where Yiannis is the kind of chef who puts a creative mark on even the most classic dishes. Sit back in the flower-filled alleyway to tuck into such flavour-bombs as …
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Thalassa Taverna

This powder-blue, hole-in-the-wall waterfront restaurant has an interior festooned with coral and shells, and a few tables outside to tuck into mussels, calamari, cuttlefish, shrimps, octopus… Enough seafood to keep…
Museum in Myrtos

Myrtos’ Museum

Myrtos’ small museum houses the private collection of a former teacher who sparked the archaeological digs in the area after finding Minoan artefacts on field trips with students. The collection includes Vasiliki po…
Cretan in Myrtos

Platanos

Beneath a giant plane tree, Platanos is a focus of village social life and has live music on many summer evenings. Reliable Cretan staples such as rabbit stifadho (stew cooked with onions in a tomato purée), aubergi…
Greek in Myrtos

Taverna Myrtos

Attached to Myrtos Hotel this high-ceilinged joint is redolent with homemade food: souvlaki, swordfish, red mullet and veal cutlet. It's unpretentiously old school and popular with locals.