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Mediterranean, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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0.4 km from National Archaeological Museum
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 26/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying a little distance away from Omonia square but decided to try this restaurant based on TA reviews. From the outside to be honest I was unsure but once inside and talking to the staff and tasting the food it was great. The...Cretan menu was a little different to many of the other restaurants around, but very good quality and value.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed October 29, 2021 via mobile

Well received by the owner who advised us very well on the dishes and the wine, in a warm setting. The place is easy to access because it is close to a main street.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2021

Recommended by the Hotel Manager, this authentic Cretian restaurant features the traditional foods of Crete! Our Waiter was incredibly knowledgeable not only about the food, but wine pairing as well. We sampled several dishes ranging from calamari, snails, goat, lamb and many traditional salads. The...food was so flavourful, so fresh, and so reasonably priced! If you are staying at the Melia in Athens, this is a MUST stop for an amazing meal!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 28, 2021 via mobile

Good food, some different dishes every day. We went three times and each time they had new dishes. Excellent the vegetables cooked with olive oil. If you like the snails as we do, they are really tasty. Nice wines at a reasonable price. The waiters...are very helpful.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 31, 2021

A fantastic team serves excellent authentic Cretan food at the heart of Athens. Penelope and her team are all super friendly and accommodating, the food is being prepared with fresh ingredients daily and it is authentic and absolutely delicious. They will even cook your desired...dish if you give them enough notice. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we have been eating there for several weeks, great variety, it has always been nothing short of "outstanding'. Great wines are on offer too. Highly recommended!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

When you are looking for genuin Greek Kitchen , what has the Potential to realy Take a Smile in your face, this Place is highly recommanded. Not near the touristical Spots, but the charge for a Taxi is worth the Money. We took no Fish,...but the stuffed Piments, the sneals, the spare Ribs, the Goat( best with Rice) and the Liver with honey where simply outstanding. We got a Suggestion for a white Wine from Santorin, which was on Par with good Chablis, so for Wine Lovers ist seems to be a Place to go as well. The Prices are moderate, the Stuff does an awesome work. The Evening was a big Highlight in our Stay in Athen. About 90 Euro for 3 Persons, but the Wine only was 38 Euro. The Place is at a Little Square with Trees, so it has a nice Flavour too. Pro: Quality, Hospitality, Authentical, Wines, Interior. Kontra: 10 Minutes with Taxi from Plaka.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

This place is amazing! Went on a holiday to Athens, came here to eat 3 days out of 5! The family is super kind and the chef does know how to cook! Every dish is made with love and you can taste that! THANK YOU...for our amazing meals!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Delicious!! Wonderful food, wine, service and a choir singing in the background on another table! Came on our honeymoon and would thoroughly recommend to others for an authentic Greek experience with phenomenal food! Good value too. Thank you very much!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 28, 2021

By far the best food and wine we had in Athens and a great service! It’s definitely worth the walk! Thank you!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

Went there the twice in a week. A great balance of dishes. Had their grape leaf wrapped in rice and it is so good, the mix of sour and spiced rice was perfect. Had 2 different mains in two occasions and both taste like grandma's...food. Not to mention they send you off with a sweet dessert. Stuff dreams are made ofMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Costly! Athens is one of the cheapest if not the cheapest capital in Europe. Three course meals and couple of drinks for one person wouldn't be more than €30. Highly recommend the place as Alex the manager is generous and... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kriti

Yes, Kriti offers takeout services.

Yes, Kriti is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kriti is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4