Lassithi FOOD & DRINK

Afternoon at Agios Nikolaos sets off with coffee at “Chez George”, “Cafe Du Lac” and “Masque” overlooking the lake. “Mediteranneo” and “Cafe Plaza” serve breakfast, lunch and juice, while local home paistrie is served at “Le Gourmet”. “Planet Earth” and “Porto” remain open until late at night, serving drinks to the sounds of dance music. A strole through Sitia can be combined with coffee at “Cafe Itanos”, “Cafe Val”, “Cafe Kolios”, “Platia”and “Kalambokis”, or with ice-cream at “Themis”. There are many picturesque restaurants, taverns and ouzo shops, serving traditional cretan cuisine at Agios Nikolaos. “Pefko” serves good home cooking, while “Il Capriccio”, “Kazanova” and “Verona” serve Italian cuisine and “New Dragon” serves chinese. At Ierapetra, one can taste sea-food at “Psaropoula” and “Gorgona”, while “Bee house”, “Perivoli tou Harilaou” and “Zorbas” serve local cuisine. For the lovers of Italian food, there is “Scandinavian”, “Ciciliana” and “Tropicana”, while at “Chani”, “Vip’s” and “Neraida” serve local cuisine to the sounds of cretan music. When in Sitia, one should visit “Michos”, “Kastro”, “Zorbas” and “Faros”. The traditional tavern of “Klimataria”, “Petras”, “Roussa Ekklisia”, “Piskokefalo” and “Palio Archontiko” serve local specialities in a cosy environment.