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O Vrakas

Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 024 3243
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
“sardines” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent sized Greek salad for €6 and seafood platter comprising calamari octopus sardines anchovies prawns mussels fries and salad for €26. Good value and good view of the fort. Comp chocolate cake and ice cream and raki of course.

Thank Tkej
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lots of fish & shellfish choices; horiatiki salad was good, also variety of breads were good. Both mussels & sardines tasty. The customers' smoke was annoying, even in the semi-outdoor patio.

Thank AbbyHuntington_NY
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is beside a quiet traffic circle across from Iraklio's Venetian-era harbour. Nothing fancy but pleasant outdoor dining in the evening. We had a wonderful fresh Greek salad with tasty pork chops and moussaka. Our meal started with a selection of fresh bread and...More

Thank foulaman
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Limited menu. Bread accompaniment poor. Ordered pork souvlaki which was quite fatty. Staff reasonably attentive. Given one extra point for location which is in the heart of the old port

Thank Mark I
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food was just excellent, fresh sardines, souflaki, salads, shrimps and the desert was really great. Above all was the service given especially by Valmir - Great guy!!!

Thank Moyse C
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered calamari, octopus, fava and lamb chops. All food was totally rubbish, fava was ok. Peppers lid was not screwed on properly and fell into the plate. Waiter noticed but did not replace fava. Ruined it. Lamb chops had to be sent back as they...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Our experience with this restaurant was mediocre at best. We went there because the Lonely Planet book on Crete indicated it as a restaurant in the area and even mentioned that the grandfather of the owner founded it. Unfortunately, the owner was nowhere in sight....More

1  Thank IsaGold1
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Tried to go there with my girlfriend. We're both vegetarian, and this place has very few veggie dishes, none of which we liked. In the end, we had to go elsewhere. The place looks nice in general, but if you don't like meat and seafood,...More

Thank Jakub K
Butterflystories, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at O Vrakas, responded to this review

Dear Jakub K, Thank you very much for your comments. We take them very seriously and always trying our best to provide upgraded services. Our new menu catalogue was especially design to include recipes from all over Greece and so we had some great dishes...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Lunch for 2 on a windy day in Heraklion at the port. A mixed fish platter was required and this restaurant did not disappoint. A huge platter of, calamares, anchovies, sardines, octopus, cuttle fish, cod, huge prawns etc. Served with fresh lemon, bread, dips and...More

Thank Lynne s
Butterflystories, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at O Vrakas, responded to this review

Dear Lynee s, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. The plattern with the seafood combination is truely one of the favorite plates our clients love the most! We are more than happy to know that you had great...More

Reviewed 19 May 2016

My friend wanted the urchin salad, it costed 9,5€, which I though was a theft, but anyway. When they brought it ςε could not eat it because of bad taste and a smell of ammonia. We called the waiter to take it back and mentioned...More

Thank Anastasia M
Butterflystories, Ιδιοκτήτης at O Vrakas, responded to this review

Dear Anastasia M, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are deeply sorry and at the same time surprised with the review because we remember you very well mentioning that everything was incredible. In more details you were sitting with your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 024 3243