Restaurants

Top Choice Cretan in Myrthios

Taverna Panorama

Panorama is one of the oldest restaurants in the Plakias area and could not be more aptly named. On the shaded terrace, intoxicating views out towards Libya compete with the Cretan soul food prepared with passion an…
Top Choice 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 …
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Raki Baraki

Rustic, colourful and lively, this is a fantastic place to while away the evening over mezedhes (appetisers) like sardines stuffed with herbs, sausage with grilled vegetables, or mussels steamed with sage. The fried…
Top Choice Greek in Myrthios

Vrisi

Set below the main road, this stylish restaurant creates delicious Cretan cuisine with panache. Dishes like chicken with honey and mustard, fig and chicken salad, and smoked pork with bulgur lettuce are all served o…
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Taverna Karavostasi

With vegies straight from their garden and local wine from the barrel, this taverna on pint-sized Karavostasi beach offers local dishes that are busting with flavour. The speciality is stuffed aubergines (eggplants)…
Top Choice Cretan in Panormo

To Steki tou Sifaka

Also known as George & Georgia’s, this couple serve up satisfying homestyle Cretan food. Scrumptious oven-roasted dishes, including a great selection of vegie options, keep this cheerful little place hopping. Fi…
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Faros Fish Tavern

This no-frills family-run fish taverna is usually packed to the gills, and for good reason: the owner himself drops his nets into the Med, so you know what’s on the plate that night was still swimming in the sea in …
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…
Greek in Plakias

To Xehoristo

If the picture menu doesn't get you salivating, then the aroma emanating from the charcoal grill will likely do the trick. No matter, whether you grab a quick kebab pita during a beach session or tuck into a full pl…
Seafood in Plakias

Tasomanolis

Tasos and his Belgian wife Lisa preside over this nautical-themed family taverna towards the far end of town. Park yourself on the colourful patio to tuck into classic Greek grills and inspired daily specials like a…