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

January 15, 2018 Jana Sager

Discover the best restaurant in Palaikastron, Greece including Votsalo, Adravastoi Taverna, Nikos Platanakis, Metohi Vai, Hiona Seafood Restaurant, Vaios, Nostos, Finistrini, Maridatis Tavern, Amnesia Cafe
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1. Votsalo

Kouremenos Beach, Palaikastron, Crete 723 00, Greece Reservations Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +30 2842 051457
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Votsalo

Reviewed By Panta N - Heraklion, Iraklion, Greece

Votsalo is a highly recomended greek tavern in Kouremenos Beach.There you can eat traditional Cretan dishes ,served from very kind and polite people.Prices are very afortable.The same time you can enjoy the famous Kouremenos beach.A dont miss spot in Eastern Crete.Perfect place for kids too.....Dont forget to ask the TRADITIONAL dishes....

2. Adravastoi Taverna

Azokeramos | Adravastoi, Sitia, Crete, Greece Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek Dinner, Lunch +30 693 616 2006
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 32 reviews

Adravastoi Taverna

Telephone 0030 2843093360

Reviewed By jusaja - Finland

Simple food, simple service, simple place - outdoor Terrace to see the beautiful mountain-sea landscape... but what matters is the tasty food. Not too much to select (normally rabbit, lamb, and something else). Tasty olive oil is done by the owner and you can buy it as well. Tasty tsikoudi is done by the neighbor. You can visit the tiny village above in 10 minutes while waiting the meal.

3. Nikos Platanakis

Beachfront, Kato Zakros, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 699 231 8685
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Nikos Platanakis

Reviewed By Jessiehunter

Arrived here after a day of travelling and could not have been greeted with a nicer manager (sorry I can not remember your name), so helpful and accommodating. Helped us book into Kato Zakros Palace Apartments just up the road. Went the extra mile to help us which he did not have to do. Food was amazing and when we asked for his recommendations on traditional Greek cuisine he said to leave with him and we received some of the nicest food we had eaten all week. I would recommend anything from the grill/bbq or clay oven as this is fresh, catch of the day meat and fish, instead of the frozen food they offer, which still is not bad, but fresh is better. overall a great little restaurant, and the fact this has been going since 1982 says it all!

4. Metohi Vai

strada Palekastro-Vai, Vai, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +30 2843 061071
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Metohi Vai

Reviewed By GEORGEF1983 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Really traditional Cretan tavern. The food was delicious and environment was fantastic, decorated with traditional Cretan stuff. Service was efficient and friendly. Totally recommended. As I am originally from Sitia but living for the last years in the UK, I am really happy seeing some really great taverns in my hometown.

5. Hiona Seafood Restaurant

Hiona Beach, Sitia, Crete 723 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +30 2843 061014
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Hiona Seafood Restaurant

It is a traditional Greek tavern, on a cliff, by the sea, at Hiona Beach (a few km from Palekastro, Sitia).

Reviewed By Seasandzzz - Exeter, United Kingdom

We visited this wonderful seafood taverna in June and have been before several times. We adore the setting, where your table overlooks the gorgeous blue sea, the waves softly touch the edge of the rocks and you can just dream at this seriously tranquil place. Well - the staff are all just so welcoming, speaking perfect English, and guiding you on what food to choose and what fish to have. We had the best conversations with Christos, Georgia, Niko, Kostas and Yiannis and want to thank all of them for their hospitality. We ate red mullet and dorado fish, both were delicious and served with potatoes or chips and salad. The spinach or greens pies and cheese pies are mouth wateringly good and many of the starters are typical of Greek cuisine and all so good. After our meal we were served with the most divine watermelon and raki. On another occasion we had some yoghourt topped with zest of lemon.... so simple but completely luscious. We drank the local wine which we find very good. This taverna is a place of serenity and great beauty. We cant wait to go back again and eat the great food and see the kind and open-hearted staff again. Cretan people are so special, with big hearts and caring attitudes. As for prices, you will pay more for fish, but we believe its worth it for the freshness and sweetness of its taste. Γιασασ Χριστοσ, Γεοργια, Κοστασ, Νικο, και Υιαννισ. Τι κανετε: Μιλαω λιγα Ελλγνικα, Όπως ξέρετε αλλα μαθενω καθε μερα. Τα λεμε !!!!! Ξεννι.

6. Vaios

Palaikastron -Agathias, Palaikastron, Crete 723 00, Greece Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch HK$47 - HK$94 +30 697 971 4441
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Vaios

Reviewed By t0m261 - Wroclaw, Poland

There wasn't a menu but the staff invited us to the kitchen. We could look around and picked up what we wanted. . The kitchen was clean and all food was fresh and cooked from scratch. It wasn't expensive as well. The owners should be very proud of their restaurant.

7. Nostos

Kato Zakros, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2843 026890
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Nostos

Reviewed By sissj

We received excellent service and recommended local specialities. The food, setting and wine were fantastic. Try the smoked eggplant salad, the baked feta and vegetables and the sardines. The homemade dips provided on the house were a nice touch.

8. Finistrini

Main Road, Palaikastron, Crete 723 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$141 +30 2843 061117
Excellent
66%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Finistrini

Traditional family restaurant. We cook with olive oil from our own production and our vegetables are fresh from our garden. Our smile always welcome you and promise that you feel like home!!!

Reviewed By DAVELIS2013 - Athens, Greece

Some days ago I visited Western Crete, along with my family. A relative of mine recomended this restaurant at the village of Palekastro, nearby the city of Sitia (15min away). The restaurant is situated at the center of the village, it is brand new and the whole place reveals the wormth of its owners. Everything is clean, well placed and organized. And what about the food....I visited the restaurant twice, everything that I tasted was delicious and the plates went empty in a matter of minutes. Prices also were affordable (10€/person).

9. Maridatis Tavern

Maridatis bay | Maridatis Beach, Sitia, Crete 72300, Greece Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$86 - HK$243 +30 2843 061055
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Maridatis Tavern

In Maridatis tavern, you will enjoy the amazing sea view while testing fresh fish and seafood specialities, as well as traditional well-cooked greek mezes in a convivial and family atmosphere.Other specialities: saganaki, lamb cooked in hooden oven. All the products are local and cooking way is with olive oil. Also raki is from Manolis grapes.On Saturdays -Summer nights- there is live music.

Reviewed By nevski23

We had lunch twice here this year. It is the perfect retreat from the mid day sun. The views are great and the elevated position provides a nice cool draught. The music is also super cool that plays consisting of quality well crafted Ballard's. I expect this is no accident as the lady who owns the place is a notable singer and the venue hosts live music evenings during the week. Highly recommend but note you will have to do a bit of off roading to find it. Perfect place to sink a chilled mythos whilst listening to cool music and gazing out to sea.

10. Amnesia Cafe

Beach Front, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +30 697 437 2902
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 106 reviews

Amnesia Cafe

Reviewed By M D - Surrey, United Kingdom

Our first full day in Kato Zakros, we headed for the beach and parked ourselves in front of this café and got free sunbeds perfect.
After a morning of sunbathing, swimming, relaxing and a couple of drinks from here we then had a really nice lunch. It was a mix of pies Spinach and cheese with some nice chips and salad, oh yes wine, all very yummy.
The service here is great friendly and attentive, played some dominos then back on the sunbeds for a doze, the perfect way to spend a day and a lovely café.
J & M

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