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Sofokli Venizelou 7 | Venetian Harbor, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 030 0779
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Kasťela is a great restaurant with traditional Mediterranean dishes with fresh fish. The owner is really nice and the staff very kind. The restaurant has a great seaview and it's very clean and cozy. You will love it!

Thank krystalliafr7
Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We read all the positive reviews and went to this restaurant. Unfortunately it is CLOSED, and it seems to be closed indefinitely. So it's best to call before if you want to go there after October 1st!

Thank gabihil
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant after reading trip advisor and whilst for the most part we enjoyed what we had we didn't see how it got such great reviews. Maybe we were just unlucky with our choice! We really fancied sea bass but the owner showed and recommended some red bream so we thought we'd give it a try.... More 

Thank 9jen
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered a couple of salads, the service was great and friendly and the food reasonably priced but was a bit basic and the other dishes we saw the other people got looked the same, it's on a busy main road so some fumes and noise to be expected... Nice sea view the other way. Surprised it's rated as high... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

No resetvation first come first served. We were lucky to find a table . I wouldn't advice such adventure after 8.30 the place getpacked.The place is very noisy thanks for the main througfare next to it.service may get little bit slow due to constant influx of new comers yet everyting we have ordered was excellent ,grilled octopus,mussels in mustard sauce,... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We just happened on this restaurant by chance (having shamefully not consulted trip advisor first) and decided to accept the restaurant owner's suggestion of a local fish we had never had before that had to be taken for 2 and was 10 euros more than the sea bass we had planned to ask for. Its name is "fagri" and is... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to take dinner after a day trip in Heraklion and heard that in the port there are some great restaurants that serve fresh fish (caught by the locals). We chose this restaurant and didn't regret doing so. The food is very good, fresh, but what i really enjoyed was the staff: nice, helping people (without being too pushy).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

You should try the catch of the day,absolutely divine!!!!! It is a delicious culinary experience you should not miss.

Thank Andreia-Holland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent grilled octopus, very kind service and staff. It was quite crowded and they seated me right away, managed to save me the last plate of grilled octopus and were very quick to bring the food. Would highly recommend.

Thank Rima N
Cannes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Good location, welcoming staff, fresh seafood and fish, very affordable prices. The grilled seabream with a local white wine is just excellent! Good address on the harbour.

Thank Phil1100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofokli Venizelou 7 | Venetian Harbor, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 030 0779

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?