Serves meat, vegan options available. American and Mediterranean restaurant serving vegetarian dishes that can be made vegan. Dishes include sizzling vegetables, lentil salad, and more. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-12:00am.

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19 Reviews

First Review by ChristianJamesYoung


Points +3600

15 Sep 2023


If you like good food and spices avoid this place. Food was horrible and tasted old. One of the worst experiences I made



Points +80

04 Sep 2022

Sehr leckes veganes Abendessen

Ich war in den Restaurant zu Gast und habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt. Sehr leckere und ausreichend viele vegane Optionen, welche in der Speisekarte gekennzeichnet sind. Zum Abschluss gab es noch ein Dessert auf Kosten des Hauses. Gern wieder.

Pros: Gekennzeichnete vegane Optionen, Leckeres Essen zum fairen Preis


Points +1581

04 Aug 2022

Simple food with good service

We ended up here after our first choice of restaurant was fully booked, but were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is in a nice area and the staff were very attentive- especially when we said we were vegan.

The options on the menu have a little leaf where they can be made vegan- but it's worth saying that you are. The dolmades were delicious- especially the ones in courgette flower and we enjoyed the courgette fritters as well. The veggie souvlaki had a great flavour but needed a sauce (and was not a big portion). The lentil salad was also nice, but could have been bigger. The pita was fresh and delicious.

We were then brought two free deserts (by a different server) which were obviously not vegan- but when our server noticed he immediately corrected the mistake and took them away and brought us out an almond milk pudding thing which was refreshing.

Overall it was simple and nice- nothing special but a good option if you like classic vegan food.


Points +68

16 Jul 2022

Nice service, uninspired food

They had some vegan dishes in their menu and the service was very nice. However some of the vegan dishes seemed to have tsatziki so I asked separately everything to be vegan. It turned out to be our least favourite food in Crete. The vegetarian souvlaki came without any sauce and reminded more of some kind of school food.

We got some raki and dessert (first they bought us non-vegan desserts and had to tell them again that it should be vegan) in the end. Ok place to go but there are better restaurants to try in Heraklion.

Pros: Friendly service

Cons: Not many options


Points +36

04 Jun 2022

Super Lecker

Meine Frau hatte die "frittierten Zucchini Patties" und sie war hoch zufrieden. Die leicht scharfe Soße und das Pita-Brot dazu waren auch klasse.
Ich hatte hatte das "gegrillte Gemüse mit Reis".
Der Reis war sehr aromatisch und das Gemüse am Spieß hatte ein großartiges Rauch-Aroma!
Die Cocktails sind ganz nebenbei auch mega 😋

Pros: Viele vegane Optionen

Cons: Preislich etwas hoch gegriffen


Points +94

19 May 2022

Schöne vegane Auswahl, hilfsbereite und freundliche Bedienung

Es hat prima geschmeckt und die Atmosphäre ist sehr angenehm.

Pros: Einige vegane Optionen , Lecker, Gesunde Optionen


Points +690

12 Sep 2021

Fast, nice atmosphere

Lovely location, underneath the trees of the square. Be warned, the birds are VERY loud but they quiet down when the sun goes down.

Vegan and vegetarian options are clearly marked on the menu, a few starters and a few mains. No vegan desserts.
Service is friendly and food comes very quickly, with the downside that the rice inside the dolmades wasnt quite ready. Mains are served with rice and bread, bread might contain milk, butter, or eggs, as all vegetarian mains are marked as such and not as vegan.

As with many restaurants in Greece, a bread platter with tapenade is served before and a dessert and some licqueur after the meal, on the house. We didnt like the licqueuer here.

2 starters, 2 mains, a glass of red whine and a margarita €40,5.

Pros: Quick, Vegan and veggie well marked on menu, Not expensive

Cons: Bird nois, Rice underdone


Points +261

28 Aug 2021

Great food and nice staff

I can only recommend this place. The food tastes great and the atmosphere is pretty nice. Staff is friendly and helpful. We got vegan desserts for free plus raki.

Pros: Food is really good , Friendly staff


Points +712

21 Aug 2021


Different vegan options and friendly staff.


Points +2232

22 Jul 2021

Delicious vegan options

Cute and quiet restaurant with great service and delicious food. The hummus, zucchini pattis and salads were all wonderful.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-22

Pros: Good selection of vegan dishes, Nice ambience


Points +18

16 May 2021

Excellent food and service

A lot of vegan dishes to choose from and an excellent service !!
Definitely one of the best places we have eaten in while here.


Points +43

19 Aug 2020

Really friendly staff, high quality food.

The food was great. We made them aware that we were both vegan and they explained which dishes on the menu were vegan and which ones could be made vegan. The sizzling vegetables really are as good as other reviews say. The staff brought out a delicious vegan dessert for us afterwards on the house.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Friendly staff, Nice atmosphere


Points +526

16 Oct 2019

A little disappointed

Was expecting the food to be great after reading the reviews but it was our least favorite meal on Crete. Nothing special, kind of bland and americanized. The service was very friendly and great though! Heads up, the avocado salad is guacamole with tortilla chips.


Points +23

Mostly Veg
26 Jun 2019

Exceeded expectations

Many vegan options are marked in the menu, appetizers as well as main dishes.
Nachos, Dessert and Raki on the house served by very friendly staff :)


Points +47

21 May 2019

Really nice place

Searched for a veg option place since there is no fully vegan one and I must say, this place made feel special. The staff was super friendly and kind and did everything in order for me to feel satisfied. I ate the Quinoa Salad which was nice but I would try something different next time :)

Pros: Lots of vegan option, Very friendly staff


Points +1046

12 May 2019

Good choice for good food

Good place for dinner, many options, outside in the sun, super central. Had the sizzling vegetables. Literally sizzling.

Pros: Dirt cheap, Most friendly staff, Vegan options, including dessert


Points +104

27 Aug 2018

Super friendly

Good menu with clear description. Went twice and recommend Olive dip and vegetables Slovaki

Pros: Good choice of vegan and vegetarian , Swift service, Very friendly

Cons: Complimentary pud is vegan (I checked!)


Points +48

31 Jul 2018

Delicious meals

Nice vegetarian meals that can be turned into vegan meals. We had an excellent vegetable souvlaki. Also the service was very friendly.


Points +34

10 Jul 2018

my goto place in hiraklion

The staff at Amilias kitchen is amongst the nicest and most helpfull ive ever encountered and I eat out, alot.

The menu has a small section dedicated to both vegans and vegetarians but the staff is more than happy to use vegan friendly ingredients where possible to accomidate wishes of other, non vegan dishes from the menu.

Some of the dishes include, lental salat with bread and guacamolo, quinoa salat with fried beets, green salat, stir fried vegetables, mouzaka etc.

As I where ordering for the 3'rd time in two days, the waiter told me they also used to make vegan mousaka but didnt anymore. I asked if they would buy the neccessary ingredients and prepare it for me for dinner the next day and without hesitation she said ofc. Even though they are not a vegan restaurant, they deserve to be mentioned as they provide a great service to vegans.

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