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Marinela John 1, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 024 3243
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sea food” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (6 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Marinela John 1, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Vrakas is a good restaurant in a competitive area - it is basically surrounded by similar dining venues - it makes sense because it's right across the fresh fish market of Heraklion. It is traditional and unfussy, with friendly servers and pleasant, homey atmosphere. Their...More

Thank Mihaela L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Since moving to Heraklion we've made it a habit to try new restaurants as often as possible. We selected Vrakas on a whim on account of we'd already dined at several of the places on the harbor. Situated just off the main street, this restaurant...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

This is the place I almost always go back to. It is friendly with good, tasty food and fair prices. Portions are very generous too!

Thank AnnaMarkodi
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I ate here and i was impressed with the menu. The food tasted great and all the fish was fresh. I loved the kakavia soup

Thank Despoina K
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

The food is absolutely devine. Both me and my partner had a sea food dish. Incredibly healthy portion of calamari for the lady and a steak of swordfish that was to die for. The price is very fairly priced and the service quick and happy....More

Thank Jacob H
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

First of all - greetings to the great service! The man is speaking probably every foreign language. He knows your nationality after one look ;) Everything was perfect - nice view, tables outside and delicious food. We were eating pita gyros and lamb chops. I...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

had lunch here with my wife, very good food and extreamly friendly waiter. rich menu. i recommend this place.

Thank Calin B
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

I visit this restaurant every time I visit Heraklion, so I've been here about 6 times since 2015. Every time it's exactly the same if not better. This August the soup-fish appetizer was delicious as were the clams and the squid in wine sauce. Never...More

Thank GeorgesChlouk
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice greek meal with thaziki, calamari and swordfish...everthing was very nice and the waiters was attentiv. Also - locals eat there!

Thank 0808cdam
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We were initially heading towards the restaurant next to this one and on the way got confused because they are so close together. When we stopped the waiter bombarded us with chat and on looking at the menu and listening to his pushy words we...More

Thank Claire H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marinela John 1, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 024 3243
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