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Heraklion, Crete 71306, Greece
+30 281 022 1910
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby lamb” (2 reviews)
“fruit” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Heraklion, Crete 71306, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Merasti tonight. If you'd like to experience authentic Cretan dishes along with superb service, then this is the place to go in Heraklion. Be sure to order the delicious stuffed zucchini flowers appetizer. The complementary raki and mouth-watering...More

Thank Ricardo133
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on a Tuesday night to Merastri and had a very pleasant experience. Nice, attentive service welcomed us and we were sitting in the cost outside area. We had the wild goat and grilled lamb chops and both were excellent. The meal got...More

Thank Hazzazza
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited Merastri 4 persons last October. The place is very good close to the city centre and the food, especially the Cretan traditional plates, was very tasteful.We spent a happy night in this place.

Thank ioannisg672
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was a remarkable dining experience. Based on the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, we chose Merastri to sample authentic Cretian cuisine. To begin, we received a 15% discount on the check for reserving a table on e-table. We arrived, and the smells of a wood...More

Thank cholulabean
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Everything was excellent, from the moment we arrived all the way to the last drop of raki before we left. Greek hospitality at its best and proud to have chosen this place for our meeting dinner location. Food was excellent and everyone's tastes and preferences...More

Thank lianakafetzopoulou
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I live in Heraklion, Merastri is close to my house and my shelter from the busy city while being in it! I assure you that there you will find the originality of Crete on the table. The place-that counts many years of stable quality- is...More

Thank aretivaltadorou
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The Food was excellent, especially the lamb from the wood oven. The potatoes were the best I had in my life time. The patrons are so friendly and helpful you like to see such family dining all the time. Try their wine from their own...More

Thank Florian E
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten track This place is a gem. They gave us bread and olives starter for free Mains were delicious. And they also gave us complimentary dessert and ouzo too. Would highly recommend.

Thank Ronan B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Situated on a back street within sight of the city walls, this restaurant is a marvel. For around 30 Euros we had a three course meal for two plus wine and Raki thrown in. Sensibly it sticks to what it does well and what is...More

Thank The_Running_Tenor
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I feel really happy to get the chance and visit you from time to time. Nothing is changed in terms of quality and taste of your cuisine! You still have a nice and cozy place inside the city, which is well-worthy for a visit. I...More

Thank adm46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heraklion, Crete 71306, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 022 1910
Restaurant with authentic and guality Gretan cuisine!!
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