Heraklio FOOD & DRINK

Heraklio is a large city, offering many opportunities for food and drink. In the afternoon, one can have coffee and fresh juice at one of the cafes at the crowded Corais square, such as “Avgo”, “Milo tis Eridos”, “Notos”, “Defile” and “Flash”. The same coffee-shops serve drinks in the night hours. Here, one can also visit “De Facto”, “Krini”, “Andromeda”, “Terpsis” and “Medousa”. For those who like sweets and ice-creams “Rigas” is a must, while “Blue Cafe”, “Odeon” and “Broca’s” are situated in a quiet neighbourhood. Touring the alleys of Heraklio, one will come across with many picturesque cafes, such as “Jasmin”, “Bonsai”, “Magemenos Avlos”, “Ippotikon”, “Odyssey” and “Utopia”. Good, carefully chosen music is played at “Aethrio”, “Take Five”, “Amsterdam”, “Idaion Andron”, “Iridanos”, “Sousouro” and “Epigony”. There are many restaurants and taverns, serving all kind of different foods. At restaurants such as “Faros”, “Lachanas”, “Gerakas”, “Exandas”, at ouzo shop “Koumandaki” and the Rachadika of Pediados street, Daskaloyannis square, Agiou Dimitriou square, and at “Prasini Porta”, “Dikti”, “Kapetanios”, “Ippokambos” and “Maria’s”, one can taste sea food, drinking raki. For those who prefer traditional cuisine, “Pipis”, “Erganos”, “Empolos” and “Stachi” serve tasty traditional specialities and pies. Nice cuisine is also served at “Giovanni”, “To Pithari tou Diogeni”, “Antigoni”, “Ionia”, “Minos” and “Klimataria”. Heraklio is also known for its steak- houses, such as the famous “Grousouzika”, serving local wine and tasty tit-bits. The taverns “Anouvi” and “Limeniko Periptero” serve good food to the sounds of traditional cretan music. The friends of international cuisine can taste hungarian cuisine at “Hani Kokkini”, mexican food at “El Azteca” and chinese cuisine at “New China”. “Tartuffo”, “La Bussola”, “La Tavolla” and “Pizzeria di Napoli” serve italian cuisine, while “Pinokio”, “Everest” and “Tracha” serve souvlaki. Not far from the city of Heraklio, at the villages Malades and Phinikia, one can visit taverns such as “Miltos”, “Korakas”, “Zervos” and “Steki tou Dalara”. At Agios Sillas, one can eat at “Karidies”, while at Rodia and Linoperamata, one can eat at “Limani tis Agapis”, “Nikterida”, “Papadakis”, “Didimi” and “Alonaki”. At the resort of Ammoudara, home cooking is to be found at “Petousis”, “Dimitris”, “Kalamoti”, “Nea Valkania”, “Mouses” and “Acropoli”, while the taverns of “Xatzis” and “Petros” are situated at Kokkini. At the cosmopolitan village of Hersonissos, the most famous coffee-shops are: “Hard Rock Cafe”, “Kioski” and “New York”, while the best cuisine is served at “Acropolis”, “Pithari”, “Maxim”, “Soragia”, “Manos” and “Akrogiali”.