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Sofokli Venizelou 5a, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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+30 281 030 0779
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant. We went back twice in 2 days as the fresh food was so good. The owner, Tomi, was very welcoming and explained all the dishes and prices beforehand. The fish is very fresh and the has a good variety of vegetarian and other food also. It is s lovely setting looking over the sea but protected... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5/5 stars to the taste ...the fish spaghetti was excellent, dakos , tzatziki, mousaka also great 5/5 stars for the service 5/5 for the price/quality - really cheap for the quality of the food

Thank Garefalakis G
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only the best food in town but the most valuable! Swordfish 10/10 Greek salad 10/10 shrimps 10/10 dakos 10/10 tzatziki 11/10 :)

Thank Pertion
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends and I dined here a few times last week. We all ordered a variety of seafood and all agreed that it tasted fantastic. All staff are very friendly and the free raki and dessert afterwards was a nice touch. Thank you.

Thank Chris B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, the boss is very kind. Also, the food is fresh (you can feel it!). If I ever come back to Crete, I'll come back here for sure.

Thank 481asifl
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food,tasty with good quality of components..nice people...with sea view in the city centre of heraklion of crete

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant and go back every time we visit Heraklion. The owner is one of the kindest most hard-working people we know, and since we've gone back to Crete every year for the past few years, he basically wines and dines us like family! This is a family-run restaurant right on the water, with friendly fast service... More 

Thank DuoCalgary
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Kasťela is a great restaurant with traditional Mediterranean dishes with fresh fish. The owner is really nice and the staff very kind. The restaurant has a great seaview and it's very clean and cozy. You will love it!

Thank krystalliafr7
Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We read all the positive reviews and went to this restaurant. Unfortunately it is CLOSED, and it seems to be closed indefinitely. So it's best to call before if you want to go there after October 1st!

Thank gabihil
Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant after reading trip advisor and whilst for the most part we enjoyed what we had we didn't see how it got such great reviews. Maybe we were just unlucky with our choice! We really fancied sea bass but the owner showed and recommended some red bream so we thought we'd give it a try.... More 

Thank 9jen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofokli Venizelou 5a, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 030 0779

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?