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The Alchemist

12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 694 856 4532
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“orange cake” (147 reviews)
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“kleftiko” (47 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our fourth visit to Koutouloufari and this restaurant just gets better and better. The food is perfection, wine list is great, and the service is second to none. And it doesn't cost the earth either.

Thank cta283
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say it was wonderful. Nice people, excellent food. We want to come again. Thank you Pipa and we keep wonderful memories. Gabriel & Luminita Papadopol Romania

Thank Gabriel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Alchemist 5 years ago when it was in its previous location (where the Trap is now). We sat downstairs and ordered lamb chops and beef medallions. My husband's lamb chops were all joined together on a massive bone so much so that...More

Thank Helen007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to catch this restaurant on its last night of the season and enjoyed a terrific evening. The atmosphere was vibrant and the margaritas delicious. Can’t remember what we ate as the Raki kept coming, but I do remember that the food and hospitality...More

Thank MmeBarbes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety on the menu, quality of food great. Lovely surroundings, great atmosphere. Staff very friendly. Not to be missed.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was ok but the staff were very helpful and nice. We sat upstairs which was maybe a mistake as it felt like a part of the restaurant which was left out in a way. Be best to sit downstairs if possible, the atmosphere...More

Thank Donna186487
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive. One of the best meals of the week. Although quite quiet as it’s the end of their season, I couldn’t fault this place!

Thank Kerry8878
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to try as the reviews were great and the reviews lived up to our expectations and more. Lovely family run restaurant with good food, good wine and excellent Raki!

Thank gandt70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant during our stay in Koutalafari in July based on previous good reviews. We were not impressed at all with the food being bland and tasteless. The service was slow and I can only describe the waiter as odd in both his...More

Thank frian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came back to this place 3 times while in Crete for 2 weeks. Had good food and really nice staff. Would visit again!

Thank jonagudmundsd
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Questions & Answers
31 October 2016|
Response from Frank K | Reviewed this property |
Excellent idea!
Carys O
13 September 2016|
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Response from Fiem69 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, sorry. Silva is down in Hetsonissos at the beach front. Depends, if you don't mind walking it would be about 30 mins. Or taxi....?
28 April 2016|
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Response from Shreddie-Eddie | Reviewed this property |
Hi,they moved the restaurant to where Vinnies Bar used to be,not far but bigger premises.I believe the old Alchemist is now a bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos  >  Koutouloufari
  • Phone Number: +30 694 856 4532
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At Koutouloufari in Hersonissos, in this beautiful traditional village, the Alchemist awaits you. Stone, wood, light, and a green scenery blend to form a casual decor. Enjoy selected dishes of the Cretan cuisine. Grilled meat, a wide variety of appetiziers, fresh seafood, and sophisticated cocktails. Taste the beef stew or the lamb. Complement your meal with cold beer or Cretan wine. Finally try a homemade dessert. Human smiles will fulfill the integrity of the site and the excellence of flavors.
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