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The Alchemist

4 Alexi Minoti 12, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 025582
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“orange cake” (150 reviews)
“pie” (53 reviews)
“pork shank” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4 Alexi Minoti 12, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Book to avoid missing out on this Fantastic food experience. Very popular with excellent food and service. Eaten here many times and never been disappointment and in fact had the best steak i have eaten here and i have had a few. The family atmosphere...More

Thank djclarkie77
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I visited crete with my husband for a weeks relaxation. We chose this place to eat after reading the fantastic reviews, after being served cold food with not very good service we asked for the bill and left wondering if we'd been to the same...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the food here. The staff were full of fun too. Just what you want on holiday. We went twice on holiday, once just the four of us and once as a party of eight and it didn’t disappoint

Thank Vickster0304
Reviewed 14 March 2018

friendly staff,meals have all been very good,nice wine ,nice times we have both enjoyed there.A place to visit while on holiday

Thank douglas c
Reviewed 4 March 2018

There's so much choice of good restaurants in Koutouloufari and Piskopiano that cramming as many in in 2 weeks is quite tricky, so when somewhere deserves a second go, that makes it pretty special. This place is just amazing. All our food was amazing and...More

Thank TheJRR
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Everythig at right place but not so exciting. Prices are middle but not cheap, meat cooked nice but not unbelivable. Waiters are ok. Enough fast service, cozy and comportable tables. Thanks for good time/

Thank KillBillSoftly
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Friendly staff in a nice setting with tables in different nooks and crannies.The moussaka was recommended and it was certainly the best I have tasted in a long time but other choices were a little disappointing. Moma's orange cake was delicious but offered too quickly...More

Thank Lachlan75
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The best restaurant in koutouloufari, this is a very busy & popular restaurant, they moved from original premises as the other restaurant too small for how popular it became hence the new bigger premises, food absolutely fabulous, & the hospitality fantastic, mama poppy makes the...More

Thank julieandneilbooth
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Alexi Minoti 12, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos  >  Koutouloufari
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 025582
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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 appetizers, 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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