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O Vrakas

Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 024 3243
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“calamari” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
“sardines” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can sit on the pavement, under cover or inside, next to the totally over-crowded and over-rated neighbours. I've been several times and will keep going back. Good seafood dishes in mezes style, some good win too and very good prices. Typical Cretan seafood collection.

Thank Christopher Joh... S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start by saying that the calamari we shared to start was very good. After that, the food was average at best and the 'lamb chops' were strips of fat and bone. Add to that that this was the most expensive dinner we had in...More

Thank 15MW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best sea food plat I ever ate! Amazing! Very nice service, very pleasent view to the harbor and the sea.

Thank Moshe R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on a Friday and they were so busy to waiters didn't have time to care. This is the first I've been any where in Crete where I've not been overwhelmed with niceness. Food was even more disappointing. We struggled through the over...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Good sea view, prefer place for friends. Prawn, squid, fish varieties. Fluently english. Free dessert and vodka.

Thank Wei J
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Decent sized Greek salad for €6 and seafood platter comprising calamari octopus sardines anchovies prawns mussels fries and salad for €26. Good value and good view of the fort. Comp chocolate cake and ice cream and raki of course.

Thank Tkej
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lots of fish & shellfish choices; horiatiki salad was good, also variety of breads were good. Both mussels & sardines tasty. The customers' smoke was annoying, even in the semi-outdoor patio.

Thank AbbyHuntington_NY
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is beside a quiet traffic circle across from Iraklio's Venetian-era harbour. Nothing fancy but pleasant outdoor dining in the evening. We had a wonderful fresh Greek salad with tasty pork chops and moussaka. Our meal started with a selection of fresh bread and...More

Thank foulaman
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Limited menu. Bread accompaniment poor. Ordered pork souvlaki which was quite fatty. Staff reasonably attentive. Given one extra point for location which is in the heart of the old port

Thank Mark I
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food was just excellent, fresh sardines, souflaki, salads, shrimps and the desert was really great. Above all was the service given especially by Valmir - Great guy!!!

Thank Moyse C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marinela John 1 | I Merineli, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 024 3243
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