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The Alchemist

12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely meal and lovely view across Hersonissos from the open air top floor. Situated over 3 floors, but great views from the top. Lovely meal - recommend the sea bass. Good house wine and excellent service. Complimentary dessert and raki. (Not on the main road...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Lovely family run restaurant and bar. Food is excellent and mamma keeps a tight ship. bar staff very accommodating. It has a roof top terrace with panoramic views of the coast of Hersonisoss below

Thank Nglkng
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the T Bone Steak which was awful, it must have been fried in Olive Oil. Very disappointed considering this restaurants ratings!

Thank Paddy1717
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in the area. Everything from the food, to the drinks and atmosphere is spot on. Run by a very friendly family who make you feel extremely welcome. If you visit Koutouloufari, make sure you eat here - you...More

Thank gfhem
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first place we ate in Koutouloufari, Crete. The salmon was perfectly prepared and the pureed potatoes with lemon and sautéed wild mountain greens were all exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank sherryschweg
Reviewed 1 week ago

very welcoming and family run business, excellent food and good price, again breads, dips and pudding and raki all complimentary.

Thank elburroIpswich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here twice and have not been disappointed with my visits. The restaurant is clean and offers an upstairs dining area looking onto the beautiful street below it. I had the green salad on the first occasion, which was a massive portion of...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, very friendly staff. Always waved as we walked past in other nights and service was fantastic. Seven of us ate there and we all got different things and all wonderful.

Thank thetraveller1989
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice staff and nice setting meal was fabulous as always will definitely be back in September to try a new dish thank so much

Thank maxineclifford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends chose to visit this restaurant based on the Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The location was good and we had an upstairs table with great views. The choice of food was the usual but with some home made specialities of...More

Thank MARWIT2013
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Just thought this would be the best place to advise people that this restaurant closes for the winter season. Closed already in the last few days of October. Most of the stores and restaurants in this area are.
31 October 2016|
Response from Frank K | Reviewed this property |
Excellent idea!
Carys O
how far away are you from silva beach hotel please?
14 September 2016|
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Response from Fiem69 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, sorry. Silva is down in Hetsonissos at the beach front. Depends, if you don't mind walking it would be about 30 mins. Or taxi....?
Hi Sharon, We are heading to Koutouloufari in two weeks, is the new Alchemist still in the same location or moved to new premises? Thanks, Derek
29 April 2016|
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Response from Shreddie-Eddie | Reviewed this property |
Hi,they moved the restaurant to where Vinnies Bar used to be,not far but bigger premises.I believe the old Alchemist is now a bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos  >  Koutouloufari
  • Phone Number: 6948564532
  • E-mail
At Koutouloufari in Hersonissos, in this beautiful traditional village, the Alchemist awaits you. Stone, wood, light, and a green scenery blend to form a casual decor. Enjoy selected dishes of the Cretan cuisine. Grilled meat, a wide variety of appetiziers, fresh seafood, and sophisticated cocktails. Taste the beef stew or the lamb. Complement your meal with cold beer or Cretan wine. Finally try a homemade dessert. Human smiles will fulfill the integrity of the site and the excellence of flavors.
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