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Taverna Harakas

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Old Hersonissos Square, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14 Greece+30 2897 021815Website
Open now11:45 AM - 2:30 PM5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
CUISINES
European, Greek
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were staying at the Akasha Beach hotel and decided to venture out into the old town for a meal here. Goodness me what a find. We had a lovely table overlooking the square and the atmosphere was chilled and relaxed. The menu is extensive...and we found it difficult to choose but one of the waiters gave us lots of advice and we settled on several starters and a couple of mains to share. The restaurant is family run and this shows in the authenticity of the food which was all truly delicious. We were unsure which local wine to try so the very friendly lady bought us out 3 bottles to try before we settled on a rose. We genuinely felt as though we were part of the family by the time we left. Everyone was so attentive and nothing was too much trouble. They were full and as soon as tables cleared they were taken - which says everything. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone and we returned 3 days after our first visit for an equally enjoyable meal and experience.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of 7 eat here yesterday, food was lovely and the staff were very happy and joyful. The food was so much better than places on the front strip, very authentic creek atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Harakas twice during our 2 week stay in Crete and were thoroughly impressed on both occasions. The first time the restaurant was very busy, but fortunately the staff still managed to find a table for us, as the restaurant became full very shortly...afterwards (around 8pm) and they had to turn customers away. The second time we reserved a table to avoid disappointment. I'd advise doing this. Again, it became very busy later in the night, but the waiting staff very still very efficient, despite having time for a chat. The food was fresh, full of flavour and great value for money. Very big plates and very quick service. The manager recommended certain dishes for us to try - on the second visit my partner had some lovely, fresh sea bass. They also have a great wine menu! There are other similar restaurants in Old Hersonissos, but in our, and many others opinions, Harakas is the best by far. The reviews speak for themselves. The location is amazing, and the whole fee isl what you'd expect from a traditional Greek Taverna, with music playing in the background, a beautiful view out onto the square, surrounded by other bars. We'll definitely visit again if we return to Crete.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local and homemade food served with passion at reasonable prices. A good idea to book a table in advance. I haven't had a better pastitsio in the world - definately worth coming back for :)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant place. Atmosphere is nice. Food is delicious. Very kind staff. I recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal. Lots of gluten free options, staff are knowledgeable and even gluten free bread provided to start! Maria who served us was very friendly and helpful. Would 100% recommend this restaurant in this beautiful setting. Also free dessert and Ouzo at the end of...the meal!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was outstanding and the food was incredible! Best house wine we have had! Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was sceptical - this number of reviews and pretty much all 5? Sounds dodgy to me… but… the food was fantastic, the service was faultless and the location Picture-perfect. We have been coming to crete for 4 years now and only just found the...old town and the restaurants in the square. They were all packed so looking forward to trying another one tomorrow night!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was fantastic. Thanks you to the whole team for the excellent service and the wonderful food. Feelt like home <3. I’ll be back for more love from this wonderfull family :-)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb meze lunch here this afternoon in this very nice family-run restaurant. A selection of hot and cold starters such as stuffed vine leaves, baked feta, grilled halloumi, tzatziki and stuffed peppers were followed by beef stifado and the beef in lemon...sauce which were lovely and amongst the best I’ve had. In summary, this was an excellent meal for 5 people with wine and beer included for a very reasonable price of €90. The family was very kind and accommodating and there were even gluten free options to accommodate one of our party. We very much look forward to going again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes, Taverna Harakas is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Taverna Harakas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5