Where to Eat in Limenas Chersonisou: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 24, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Hersonissos (Greek: Χερσόνησος(meaning peninsula), Chersónisos, pronounced [xerˈsonisos]), also transliterated as Chersonisos and Hersónisos, is a town and a municipality in the north of Crete, bordering the Mediterranean / Aegean Sea. This community is about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion and west of Agios Nikolaos. What is usually called Hersonissos is in fact its peninsula and harbour. It is part of the Heraklion regional unit. It is situated 25 km from the Heraklion airport and 27 km from the Heraklion port. The seat of the municipality is the village Gournes.

1. Mythos

Sanoudaki 19, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks HK$31 - HK$196 +30 2897 022223
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mythos

Reviewed By Martin J - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Out of 10 nights,we ate there 8 times it was that good. We were remembered from last year,which was nice. Whilst there,I celebrated my birthday,and they presented me with a fabulous chocolate cake. As for recommendations for meals,we just say anything! Traditional Greek food is A1 here,the stifado and kleftico being superb. It's fairly small and you may have to wait to dine,but oh my goodness it's worth it!!!

2. Nikos the Fisherman

Old Village Kouloutoufari | Old Village Koutouloufari, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2897 021945
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 533 reviews

Nikos the Fisherman

Reviewed By bigpetemon2 - Scotland

Shared Fried cheese and meatballs to start which were lovely. House wine was delicious and service was friendly and welcoming.
The sea bream was rather small and the accompanying vegetables were soggy and luke warm although mommas legendary potatoes were crispy and delicious.
Big disappointment for us was when momma came out of her kitchen to speak with a fellow diner while she was smoking a cigarette. Yuk!!!!

3. Iokasti Caffe

Villa Iokasti | Varnali 10, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2897 022607
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 927 reviews

Iokasti Caffe

Reviewed By 442Littlemiss - Manchester, United Kingdom

..We tried to book a table following recommendations to do so but were told bookings were not taken for couples. We were reassured, however, that there would not be a problem given we wanted to eat at 6pm..."we would have the choice of the restaurant." Very disappointed to arrive and find that not only was the table for two we would have liked had a Reserved sign on (and not occupied for the whole time we were there) we were told where we HAD to sit!! Despite this, we could not fault the food...presentation, taste, quality. More expensive menu, including the wine, but well worth it. Would not put us off visiting again

4. The Alchemist

4 Alexi Minoti 12, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2897 025582
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Alchemist

At Koutouloufari in Hersonissos, in this beautiful traditional village, the Alchemist awaits you. Stone, wood, light, and a green scenery blend to form a casual decor. Enjoy selected dishes of the Cretan cuisine. Grilled meat, a wide variety of appetizers, fresh seafood, and sophisticated cocktails. Taste the beef stew or the lamb. Complement your meal with cold beer or Cretan wine. Finally try a homemade dessert. Human smiles will fulfill the integrity of the site and the excellence of flavors.

Reviewed By MmeBarbes - United Kingdom

We managed to catch this restaurant on its last night of the season and enjoyed a terrific evening. The atmosphere was vibrant and the margaritas delicious. Can’t remember what we ate as the Raki kept coming, but I do remember that the food and hospitality were good.

5. Med Cafe & Restaurant

94 25is Martiou, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Drinks HK$78 - HK$141 +30 2897 022393
Excellent
83%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Med Cafe & Restaurant

Open Daily from 9.30 am till 1.00 am, Close to the nightlife of Hersonissos but just outside the crowdy noisy area where one can enjoy a fresh meal and a signature cocktail with the combination of the breathtaking beachfront view of the sea and the sunset with the sounds of lounge, bossa nova, latin. Our 'Farm to Table' cuisine at Med Cafe restaurant showcases our passion for fresh and healthy eating. We source majority of our meats, dairy, directly from the producing farms in Greece with many bio vegetables from our own Gardens. The menu consists of local and Mediterranean favourites including Paella, gluten free pizzas, locally farmed grass fed steaks, smoked lamb chops and daily caught seafood. To top things off, try our Tikki and molecular cocktails.

Reviewed By Elena H - Guildford, United Kingdom

Highly rated on trip advisor so we thought it’s safe . Had two different dishes one was with prawns. Both got food poisoning within an 30 min of eating. Absolutely awful experience on first night of holiday. Ruined everything. Great setting but obviously food not kept in cold or prepared hygienically. Would not recommend unless you want to risk. On a contrary the best and safe place is Mythos restaurant, abs fabulous!

6. Coffee Island

Eleftheriou Venizelou 190, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +30 2897 022663
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 151 reviews

Coffee Island

Reviewed By Lynn H - Northampton, United Kingdom

The coffee here is excellent and a fraction of Costa, Starbucks etc.
The staff are friendly, service is excellent and I believe that they deliver to the local area.
There is a good selection of coffee, mugs etc for sale and it is so brilliant to have a choice-I remember the days of greek coffee or Nescafe!!!
I believe that they are a small chain.

7. Taverna Harakas

Old Hersonissos Square, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Greek, Gluten Free Options +30 2897 021815
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 959 reviews

Taverna Harakas

Reviewed By Tom H

Of all the Tavernas in the square we are very happy that we chose this one. Friendly and attentive waiters/waitresses and an owner with a good sense of humour. Food was top quality as was the evenings entertainment of Greek dancing. A very enjoyable experience.

8. Nautica

Emm. Maragaki 15 | 25 Martiou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2897 022596
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 748 reviews

Nautica

Reviewed By Sandygranny - Sandy, United Kingdom

We visited the Nautica Restaurant overlooking the beach in Hersonissos for lunch and had an enjoyable seafood platter. The restaurant was clean and the service was good. When we had finished our meal, we were offered complimentary raki which we thought was a nice gesture.

9. Atrium

73A Evropis, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +30 2897 029489
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 780 reviews

Atrium

Reviewed By KenPBATH - Bath, United Kingdom

Passed by here on numerous occasions last year and this when it was usually busy.
Called in one mid morning when it was empty and had a seat on one of their nice sofas,they have several towards the front. Had a couple of drinks and sat watching what was going by. A good place for this.
Service was good,but we were the only customers. Drinks a bit more expensive than other bars-parhaps paying for the furnature?

10. Cafe Greco

Agiou Vassiliou, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, European, Greek Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks +30 2897 024696
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Cafe Greco

Reviewed By scotbrenn - Forfar, United Kingdom

Went here everyday/night mostly for drinks cannot fault the place ,great location for people watching with a nice cold drink and snacks,staff were great especially at night can't do enough for you very very welcoming will be back in may see you all soon..

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