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Kritiko steki – Authentic cuisine from Crete

As you see in the picture, first we try and then we write. The picture was taken at “Kritiko Steki “, a new favorite spot among the Athens spotters!

Some of you might already know the famous “Cretan food” with its special ingredients, like olive oil and wine that can help people live for many years. Some of you may also know that Crete is the biggest island in Greece, with famous sightseeing spots like Knossos and Faistos. But if you have no idea about any of this you do not have to worry.

All you have to do is to visit Kritiko Steki , a very simple restaurant located close to Ano Petralona train station, and try the famous food from this island.

Everything you will try is so delicious! You can choose from many different varieties. The specialties are “snails with red sauce and onions”, “Sfakianiki pita”, which is a pie made in the Sfakia village with cheese and honey, and if you are a meat lover do not miss trying “frygadeli “(by far my favorite!) and “sausage with vinegar”.

Of course you should order Raki, which is the national drink of Crete! 

A family restaurant that’s been operating since 1982, the owners are from the village of “Myrtia Pediados”, the same village the writer Nikos Kazantzakis was born in.

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Details about this spot



Koilis 20, Athens

Opening Times

20:30 - 01:00 daily


Meal: € 12

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)