Where to Eat in Kato Gouves: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 23, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Gouves (Greek: Γούβες) is a town and former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011, local government reform it is part of the municipality Hersonissos, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 94.963 km (36.665 sq mi). It lies a few kilometers east of Heraklion.
Things to do in Kato Gouves

1. Mylos

Vlychadas/Marathonos Gouves, Iraklion, Greece | Kato Gouves, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 70014, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +30 2897 042492
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 842 reviews

Mylos

The warm environment decorated with tools and furniture of our forefathers will make you feel relaxed and comfortable,the traditional Greek recipies based on our own products which come from the Cretan earth,like olive oil,honey,vinegar,vegetables,aromatics,will stay in your memory!Try also our house wine which we make just like in the old times.We're waiting for you!

Reviewed By ScotlandWeelass - Scotland

Wow, so glad this place was nearby. Excellent service from the staff, and loved the very traditional design and layout of the tavern.
food here is fantastic, I had the traditional kleftiko, which after over 15 years of travelling in Greece, was the absolute best most tasty kleftiko ever! The portions are absolutely humongous as well!
If you are in Kato Gouves, this is another "must eat at" !!!

2. Atlantis Restaurant

Main Shopping Street, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 331 reviews

Atlantis Restaurant

Open daily 11am until 11.30pm for food and until 2am for drinks and desserts

Reviewed By chrislondon61 - london

Came here again lovely friendly restaurant with great staff. Had prawn saganaki and lamb kleftico both lovely but the lamb was a littke too salty but would not stop us going again. Lovely owner gave us a lift. Ack to our hotel what a nice gesture can't wait to go back

3. Ambrosia Taverna

Gournes Pediados, Crete 71500, Greece Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch +30 281 076 2204
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 499 reviews

Ambrosia Taverna

Ambrosia The Food of the Gods!

Reviewed By Peterperfect101 - Cornwall, United Kingdom

You only needed to see how many local and visiting people frequented this place night after night (us included) to realise this restaurant is pretty special. First class, authentic Greek cuisine at reasonable prices served up by genuinely friendly and helpful staff. The front doors open wide to give great sea views and the roof folds back on hot nights so you you can see the stars. Thanks Nikos for making us feel so welcome - we'll be back!

4. Taverna Philipos

Opposite Agios Konstantinos church, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Grill, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Taverna Philipos

Side street by the Beach-front Church

Reviewed By chrislondon61 - london

Just love this restaurant very good traditional food and friendly staff remembered us from last year. Had lovely saganaki and lamb kleftico was probably one of the best we have had. Then they gave us lovely fruit and raki to finish. We had lovely very cold pints of Greek beer

5. Medusa Restaurant

Kato Gouves Odos Vlychados | Crete, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2897 042663
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 833 reviews

Medusa Restaurant

If you are looking for a restaurant where quality matters, Medusa Restaurant is the ideal place for you. Perfect for couples or families. We are specialized in seafood and wine. You can taste the fresh seafood and choose a great bottle of wine for each occasion. Always here to serve you!

Reviewed By thefooddood - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Well how could I possibly start this review without a mention for the owner, the gregarious, delectable Antonio! Please don’t talk football this guy’s a fanatic! Their fresh daily produce is excellent as is the service and ambience. His wine selection and knowledge is equally appealing.

6. Volkano

Central Square | Kronou 2, Analipsi, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$141 +30 2897 023648
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Volkano

VOLKANO was founded in 1992 and since then, up to now it has been captivating your look from the first time you decide to visit it. It urges you to travel to another era that seems to have been extinct by keeping the traditional architecture of the village and at the same time the famous Cretan hospitality.VOLKANO welcomes you to the hospitable and cozy place that claims to be one of the most interesting and original decorative appearances. Combining the tradition with the needs of a modern restaurant and the warm atmosphere of a good company, VOLKANO seems to be necessary to our daily routine!!!

Reviewed By Philip K - Dorking

Tucked around the corner from its more prominent takeaway is the charming Volkana. A stone arch perfectly frames trailing bougainvillea which smothers the courtyard to create an idyllic setting for lunch or supper.
Towards the end of the season Analipsi looks rather down at heel, jaded but still popular, unsure whether to pull down the shutters and sleep until next year or attract the remaining diners. Volkana though is an oasis of summer in the twilight of autumn.
The menu is your standard Greek island taverna, well made and efficiently served supplemented with an extensive array of tasty pizzas. Our mezze starters were really tasty and so too was the carafe of local red wine. For our main courses we had a delightful lamb kleftikos and one of those pizzas with additional seafood. We just about had room for a light but super-sticky shared baclava. It was lovely to see the place full, and even at this time of the year, it says something about the quality. Small, but perfectly formed. Thank you for a wonderful night.

7. The Filoxenia Taverna

High Street | Kato Gouves, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2897 042350
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

The Filoxenia Taverna

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Very friendly staff, fresh food cooked to perfection, nothing is a problem for these people, all the dishes we've eaten here have been great.
As I've said nothing is a problem, the staff go out of their way to make your meal memorable. Eat here and I'm sure you won't regret it. Good value too.

8. George Taverna Bar

Vlixadas | Gouves, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards International, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks +30 698 319 1703
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 667 reviews

George Taverna Bar

NICE GREEK FOOD GREEK MEZEDES FRESH FISH INTERNATIONAL CUISINE THE TAVERN GEORGE WILL FIND THE PERFECT GREEK FOOD FROM A local family ALL OUR FOOD making FROM PURE GREEK MATERIALS, ALL MEALS baked FROM OUR OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION. 0.3 ACIDS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. GEORGE promises a hospitable environment with excellent SERVICE AND delicious food

Reviewed By Ian M - Blyth, England, United Kingdom

So- Gail and I were in Gouves in June and ate at George's a couple of times.
The staff were lovely and the food was out of this world- Now you have to be careful as there is a lot of food on your plate- best thing is to just let them know what you want and how much-better than a lot of wasted food on your plate.
Nice touch with a free small cake at the end ( if you can manage it ) and always an offer of a free Local drink to end your meal-
Nice location and choice of indoor or out.
Good times.....

9. Spyros Taverna

Epano Gouves, Gouves, Crete 70014, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 697 442 0937
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Spyros Taverna

Reviewed By Rioja2 - London, United Kingdom

This place is a must visit. The food and wine are excellent plus Spyros and Debbie are both provide excellent service and are great fun. The fact that they arrange a local collection and the then drive you back to your hotel or apartment just adds that final touch.

10. Skorpios

Vlihadas Str., Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +30 2897 042443
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

Skorpios

Skorpios restaurant is a family owned and operated business located in Kato Gouves, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Our work-team is highly experienced and closely-knit. Therefore, we channel our love and faith to each other through our positive attitude into your experience with us.

Reviewed By ScotlandWeelass - Scotland

Another unassuming restaurant on the outside, we turned up (12) without a reservation. Luckily being a quieter time of year, the lady was able to find room for us. this tavern is best known for its steaks which looked beautiful. The menu has pictures of most of the dishes to help you out if necessary. I had the mousaka which was very tasteful and authentic and had clearly been made in the tavern (unlike others who buy in frozen). Very yummy.
Staff very welcoming and how the one lady managed to keep on top of all of us and our demands as well as that of other diners was amazing. Highly recommend if in the area.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.