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marineli 12, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Very simple, straightforward, honest restaurant. Fish is fresh and well cooked by mama's owner. You can't taste a better octopus in the whole Crete! It's a dream for seafood lovers.

Thank enzocapua
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

You arrive and the friendly couple managing the restaurant lets you choose your dishes from a list. We had nice seafood home cooked with attention. Friendly service / moderate prices.

Thank Andrushenka
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

First day we were at another restaurant across the street. That restaurant ran out of brown bread which makes it impossible for me to eat due to genetic diabetes. I asked Katsina's staff to give me some bread even though I wasn't their customer and they gave me the brown bread I was despatetly needing. After this great gesture, I... More 

Thank Emre O
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We got recommendation to dine at this place while we were shopping nearby. It was one of the best meals we had in Greece. We ordered Fresh Fish of the Day and Octopus on the Grill. Both dishes tasted excellent. The way they prepared the food was simple yet tasty. We paired our seafood dishes with House White Wine and... More 

Thank June_CWS
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

That was the last restaurant we ate in before leaving Crete. And that's exactly how we wanted to remember our foodie vacation ;) Very friendly owner, his mother cooks great! Definitely recommended!

Thank Marina P
Heraklion, Greece
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Very good taverna. The location very quiet and close to the Koule harbor. Family run place with very friendly atmosphere. The fish was extremely fresh and the best vacalao we have ever tried, assorted with skordalia. Amazing also was the mousaka which we ordered to go. Very well cooked and not at all touristic style. Just perfect traditional mousaka. Very... More 

Thank Youli_12
Manchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I found this little place on my first night and its was so good that i ate here most evenings. The grilled octopus was amazing and i had it every visit. I also had the cuttle fish in squid ink and fennel, this was delicious too. The chips were hand cut and fried to order, so fresh and tasty and... More 

Thank JimmyH27
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favourite tavernas in Heraklion, we were so disappointed that it was closed on our recent trip, does any one know if it is going to be open again?

Thank josephine040760
Palo Alto, California
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Our first night in Crete, after 10 days in the rest of Greece, and we arrived late, thanks to a torrential downpour. But even so, room was made for us, and a table set, and a sequence of superbly-cooked simple-looking dishes resulted: red peppers, beetroot, pork chop, and "meatballs" which were works of art in themselves. After we called for... More 

Thank john w
Athens, Greece
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Katsinas is a value, being one of the best fish restaurants in Heraklion. Sepia cooked in its ink and fresh fish are among the best. But the place is recommended not only for fish, among the best dish is the pure of mashed fava beans with olive oil (fantastic), horta (spinach-like wild 'greens') and the vine leaf dolmades.The prices are... More 

Thank George D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: marineli 12, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
close to paltia agiou dimitriou

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?