Archanes Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Archanes

December 25, 2017 Russell Mellin

Archanes is a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Archanes-Asterousia, of which it is a municipal unit.
Things to do in Archanes

1. Erganos

Georgiou Georgiadou 5, Heraklion, Crete 71305, Greece Delivery, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 281 028 5629
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 594 reviews

Erganos

The restaurant is going to be CLOSED from 13/09/16 to 15/09/16

Reviewed By CombatAddict - Oxford, United Kingdom

Fabulous tavern, just outside the city walls. Serves wonderful local dishes based on slow-cooked lamb or goat. We arrived at 8 pm, which is early to eat locally, so while the restaurant was quiet when we arrived, it got much busier later. The waiter was extremely helpful in recommending great local food. Really worth seeking out.

2. Kritamon Restaurant

Square | Ano Archanes, Archanes, Crete 701 00, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +30 281 075 3092
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Kritamon Restaurant

Reviewed By mollycatScotland - Scotland

Lovely restaurant,surly waitress, quite pricy for the food they served. I had the most insipid, flavourless pasta dish ever ..... however the dessert was amazing ! They have stiff competition from the restaurants in the square who offer a more straightforward value for money option .

3. Taverna Onisimos

Main Road | Peza, Peza, Crete 70100, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 281 074 1754
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Taverna Onisimos

Reviewed By cnb134 - Marlow, United Kingdom

We read the reviews and arrived expecting something special... we ordered 5 dishes but only 4 arrived! We waited a while for the courgette balls, assuming that they would arrive.... they didn't. Having ticked our requirements on a menu sheet we felt that there could be no language issues.
Eventually I went to the back of the restaurant to enquire, as we had not seen anyone for some time... there was only one other table occupied, so no excuse of being busy.
We were offered complimentary desserts, but I gather this was usual from the reviews...
Maybe they are just a bit jaded at the end of the season, but we were disappointed as we only have limited opportunities to eat out in Crete. The food we received was OK, but nothing to rave about, I can only think that some of the reviewers had had worse food elsewhere in Crete/Greece!

4. Kritiki Gi

Main Road | Skalani, Skalani, Crete 715 00, Greece Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet Mediterranean, Greek, Grill Dinner, Drinks, Lunch HK$133 - HK$196 +30 281 073 1658
Excellent
70%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Kritiki Gi

A very nice, upmarket restaurant located in a small town outside of Heraklion. Traditional Greek food, some dishes are cooked in a wood oven.

Reviewed By cupoftea88 - Heraklion, Greece

I asked TripAdvisor for this restaurant to be listed. I only went there once, in the winter. I wish I lived closer to Skalani. Excellent service. Food fire, and modern but warm decoration. They cook a lovely pork dish in the wood oven (maybe just at week-ends in the winter), and I don't even like pork (usually). Anyway, we had booked a table on a day when the wood oven was not usually lighted, but they lighted it just for us and cooked that delicious pork dish I mention above. I suppose they have tables outside in the spring/summer/autumn. Ok, it is a bit outside of Heraklion, but this restaurant's quality is well above most places I have eaten at in the area and Heraklion.

5. Divina restaurant

Divina, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television European, Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +30 2897 041770
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 118 reviews

Divina restaurant

DIVINA CRETE FOOD - COFFEE - BAR & LIVE MUSIC EVENTS {Restaurant, bar , swimming pool area with free entrance )

Reviewed By mellonheadRugby - rugby

we were recommended the Divina by Sotiris at our apartments they only cook a small number of Lamb Cleftico we ordered it in the afternoon when we went to find the restaurant we were not disappointed it was FANTASTIC !!, the next time I tried the Beef Stifado same result but don't make the same mistake as me I ate my bread with the dip ,save it for the STIFADO !!

6. To Spitiko

Archanes, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +30 281 075 1591
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

To Spitiko

Reviewed By Alison L - Uster, Switzerland

Lovely, responsibly priced restaurant right on the main square. Enjoyed a delicious selection of hot and cold plates, including stuffed zucchini flowers and meatballs. The waitress was really friendly and helpful, and gave us a traditional Loukoumades dessert to try - which was freshly-made and absolutely delicious! Perfect spot for a leisurely lunch. Would definitely recommend - the best restaurant we visited whilst in Crete.

7. Kirkor

Heraklion, Crete, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Healthy, Cafe, Greek Breakfast, Late Night +30 281 024 2705
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Kirkor

Reviewed By Nigel G - Singapore

Nice coffee shop come restaurant. Located by the Lion Square Fountain.
Saw others eating what looked like an encrusted sweet rice pudding - ordered one minus the cinnamon - absolutely delicious with a nice filter coffee to accompany it.
Free wifi - excellent connection both indoors and outdoors. What a refreshing place. Loved it.

8. Elia & Diosmos

The Center, Skalani, Crete 715 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +30 281 073 1283
Excellent
61%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 135 reviews

Elia & Diosmos

"Elia kai Diosmos" is a welcoming restaurant, starring the award-winning chef Argyro Barda, who welcomes food lovers from all over the world since 2006. Unfold the secrets of cretan and mediterranean cuisine and enjoy unforgetable moments in Skalani, Crete.

Reviewed By Cathy4030 - Wahiawa, Hawaii

It was a surprise to see such a welcoming place among the small towns in the hills. We were on our way to Boutari Winery and made a mental note of the location (plus it looked like the only decent place around). They graciously welcomed us (family of 4 with 2 kids) in for a late lunch and guided us towards some amazing dishes...Fennel pie, cuttlefish, and the most amazing lamb we have ever had (super juicy and tender!). The cook has such attention to detail and is clearly proud of his work, and should be. Our meal was not overpriced at all. He was also incredibly personable and suggested some travel ideas as well.

9. Per Se Restaurant

75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating Mediterranean, Greek, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$196 - HK$487 +30 281 023 8812
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Per Se Restaurant

Heraklion's premier venue for cocktails, wines, excellent Meditterranean food with Cretan inspirations and live jazz in a unique setting in a beautiful lounge or outdoors with a view of the pool.

Reviewed By ProfT - New England

I stayed at the wonderful Galaxy hotel and the first night ate at Vetri. I don't know whether there was a misunderstanding with one of the waiters who was somewhat difficult to understand, but I ordered a medium rare filet mignon. It was not a very good steak to start with but it was also cooked well done. Two of my other nights in Crete I dined at the other hotel restaurant, Per Se, and was absolutely delighted with the service and both meals. In fact the sea bass I had the first time was so good that I ordered it again, and found it cooked differently but equally delicious. There is also an excellent view overlooking the beautiful pool.

10. Minotavros

Heraklion, Crete 71409, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +30 281 032 8720
Excellent
44%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Minotavros

Reviewed By masboutin - Leicester, United Kingdom

Stopped by for a quick drink after getting of the bus at Knosos Palace to see the excavations. Friendly service and reasonably priced (for so close to a tourist attraction). We did plan on coming back later but time got the better of us

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