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Leoforos Dimokratias 53, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (2 reviews)
“saganaki” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Leoforos Dimokratias 53, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant lived up to expectations. Pleasantly set up with white table cloths and red roses on each table. From there on it is understated with friendly efficient service, delightful home style cooking, good quality house wine with complementary fruit platter and raki. Food was...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined at this Greek Restaurant last night and enjoyed lovely home cooked Greek food. The service was excellent and appeared from our communication with the owner, the business had been a family operation for a couple of generations. Excellent location and ambience with fresh roses...More

Thank DESherstory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in a nearby very expensive hotel we set out to what was a local,restaurant. We found at Kiriakos just down the road. It was beautifully laid out and we had an excellent welcome. The menu was very much local food at very reasonable prices....More

Thank johnramsay735
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you want mamas food,you eat here,simple as that!!One of the oldest restaurants in yown, everyone knows it and loves it

Thank Eleni K
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant upon our arrival in Heraklion. Overall the food was good but the service and hospitality was drastically different from what we'd had grown use to after staying on the west end of the island in Chania.

Thank Linal H
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had dinner 5 times during our stay in Heraklion and every time the food was excellent and the service was just wonderful. We were really impressed. We got a wonderful fruit plate after the dinner on the house every time. And raki too! We...More

Thank _paula_kristo
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was recommended in our guidebook as being one of the best restaurants in Heraklion. However on a Monday night in mid-September we were one of two tables so lacking in atmosphere. The menu is typical Cretan fare and very well cooked. It was a...More

Thank The_Running_Tenor
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This restaurant is a gem! The food is excellent an very moderately priced. The owner provides very good service!vuce.

Thank HUGO991
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We ate here on a Sunday night. It was quiet but the food was delicious! And very affordable. The owner of the restaurant was our waiter and were pretty sure his wife was the cook. The house wine was very good also. We would eat...More

Thank lisagge
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We ate here because it was close to our hotel. We had a pleasant meal. Sometimes when you are on the road you just need a decent meal at a restaurant that is nearby, which was the case here.

Thank Verne J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leoforos Dimokratias 53, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: 2810224649
  • E-mail
One of the travel books (Fodor's I believe) mentions this place as a great affordable place in Heraklion.