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Mare Cafe Bar & Food

££ - £££, Cafe, Seafood
Sof. Venizelou | Xenia Square, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 024 1946
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“linguine” (2 reviews)
“cretan salad” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Sof. Venizelou | Xenia Square, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Stoped for Lunch on the way back from a drive in the mountains!!! Came back to Town and found this place by the port!! Lovely food, so much of it we had to ask to take some of it with us.

Thank dafydd w
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A very nice place to eat in front of the sea. Not too many tourists. Food is good, service very nice. Terrace could be windy.

Thank rbalux
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We enjoyed some drinks with a very nice view over the aegean sea. Prices are cheap-medium, but you get free water, WiFi and snacks (chips). Close to the street, but still quiet.

Thank lemeye
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went here twice after visiting both museums and it's a great location. Good coffee and delicious homemade lemonade. Didnt try any food, but great for a break in between walking about. Free Wi-Fi and a lovely view of the sea, great location, comfortable seats.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here recently whilst on a day trip to Heraklion. All restaurants within the city were busy and noisy that we were not keen on going into. We then came across this little gem by the sea. Lovely clean restaurant with seating inside &...More

Thank SammyP75
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Like in almost every restaurant you get a water when you arrive in the restaurant. The food was really good but on "the grill platter for 2" way to much potatoes compared to the amount of meat. A lot of typical cretan and greet dishes....More

Thank Manon V
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We went following an afternoon of shopping. Easy walk from the main shops - about 11 minutes . Greeted with iced water . We had sangria - it was amazing - full of fruit . We were given complimentary nuts, crisps and plate of fruit...More

Thank jasjam98
Reviewed 13 July 2017

They have an amazing atmosphere with a beautiful view of the sea. It's located across the street from the Historical Museum, so we went down when we're finished with our visit. The staff is very friendly. To be honest, I feel the food is a...More

Thank HopeLui
Reviewed 6 June 2017

After a morning of touring the ruins at Knossos, it was quite refreshing to sit by the harbor with a view and listen to jazzy pop music while having a really outstandingly prepared meal. We had the grilled cheese, the grilled vegetable, and the Cretan...More

Thank L847HSjonathanh
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Service was very good from the friendly staff. Seems to be a social drinking place. Only had coffee which was OK but pricey. You pay for the location by the sea. Has outdoor seating.

Thank FMoz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sof. Venizelou | Xenia Square, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 024 1946
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