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Hiona Seafood Restaurant

Hiona Beach, Sitia, Crete 723 00, Greece
+30 2843 061014
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“black risotto” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hiona Beach, Sitia, Crete 723 00, Greece
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

My wife and I lived nearby for three years between 1977 & 1980 and a visit to this restaurant in Xiona (the best of the three Xiona fish restaurants back then) was a frequent delight. Coming back today for lunch in my wife's memory, I...More

Thank Leo E
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Every restaurant near the sea is appealing but the food has to be nice too. This is the place!! Delicious food and very friendly staff! I would definitely recommended it. Especially the black risotto and the ouzo shrimps

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The place is just amazing. It's quiet because not many tourists know about it :). The tables by the sea make so much atmosphere. I don't remember what we've ordered but I remember that we were sitting there and enjoying how the waves hit the...More

Thank Grzegorz M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Excellent food and "Yes" this restaurant does the "extra mile" in terms of plates as well as in terms of aesthetics. I only have on small complain, the fresh fish where overpriced in comparison to equivalent restaurants all over Greece. Obviously, this happens since they...More

Thank gskantzaris
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Just had supper here. Great fish, great wine, great service. Fantastic location. My favourite restaurant in the area. Highly recommended.

Thank Owen O
Reviewed 1 August 2017

outstanding Seafood in an absolutely stunning location!!! Many Many thanks to all the staff at Xiona who looked after us all that day. Two Special mentions if i may firstly Mr Nicko our host for the evening. The man quite simply could not do enough...More

Thank cniforas
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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....More

Thank Seasandzzz
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

What a great place! Wonderful food, wonderful scenery ... it's worth searching for this hidden spot.

Thank Anton N
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This little place is well worth a visit, as you get to sit right by the sea, and eat fresh fish. You get to choose the fish you eat from the cooler. If you get there early enough you can pick a table on the...More

Thank Marcus P
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Highlight of our stay in Crete was to stay in the Hiona Cottage and eat at this excellent restaurant next door. The food was fantastic, we had seafood risotto, spaghetti with prawns and red snapper. And great local white wine. The location right next to...More

Thank Celia M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hiona Beach, Sitia, Crete 723 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Sitia
  • Phone Number: +30 2843 061014
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It is a traditional Greek tavern, on a cliff, by the sea, at Hiona Beach (a few km from Palekastro, Sitia).
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