What we would suggest to start your first day in Herakllion is a walk in the city centre to get a glimpse of the main sights of the city.
Around there you can find a lot of places for coffee, Ice cream , Sweets, restaurants etc. The city center is full of sidewalks you can explore.
RESTAURANTS (make reservation first!!!!!)
Peskesi – Cretan Modern Food
Kouzineri – Meat and more
Apiri – Cretan Modern Food
Athali – Traditional food
Vourvouladikon – Traditional food
Via Pastarella – Italian Cuisine
Antipodas – Cretan Food
Ladokolla – Sea & meat modern food
Ippokampos – Sea food
Lakkos – For bears and mini dishes (looks like a traditional village square)
Wasabi Sushi & Noodles Bar
The Chickpea – Vegan Bio Food
Umami – Vegan Restaurant
Kanatelias Lunch Restaurant – Traditional local homemade food
Beer o’clock– Great Burgers
You will need a car:
Cicada Seascape Experience
News beach coffee & bar
Ligaria beach – Kavourina tavern
Agia Pelagia – Almyra Seaside food
Pantanassa – Delfini Tavern
NEAR TO ARTREE SUITES:
DAY TRIP TO EASTERN CRETE:
First, pay a visit to CretAquarium (Thalassokosmos) then head straight to Agios Nicolaos and finally Elounta and Plaka where you can swim, eat and enjoy the amazing view.
Voulisma Beach – Superb turquoise beach
VISITING SOUTHERN CRETE (the most quiet and unspoiled part of the island)
Kommos Beach (for food visit the village Pitsidia and the Vegan Restaurant Green Kukunari)
Polirizos (for nice food visit The Canteen of Manolis or NIKOS & ANNA)
I hope you will have a great stay in our apartment and that it will be an enjoyable experience for you.
With all good wishes