Places to Eat in Crete: 626 All Day Heraklion, a Lounge and City Garden

626 All Day Heraklion Lounge and City Garden

A review: Located next to the eco-hotel Olive Green you will find the 626 All Day Lounge & City Garden. The lounge is in one of the most picturesque squares downtown Heraklion, just a few meters away from Morosini Fountain, the beating heart and soul of the city.

A caffè but also a restaurant, the place will host you any time of the day. 626 All Day Heraklion proposes a traditional Cretan menu that also includes innovative dishes combining a range of modern tastes.

Clients can also choose from an extensive list of coffees and drinks or one of the explosive cocktails too.

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Dishes at the 626 All Day Heraklion: Tradition with a Twist

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The 626 All Day menu includes a fantastic selection of delicacies. Yet, there are also classic proposals for more traditional customers.

Start with a selection of local cheeses or even with a traditional Boureki, a Chania dish that all Cretans love.

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The food story continues with creative salads, made with fresh local ingredients. As an alternative, you can also choose pasta, it does not resemble the regular Italian tradition, Cretan pasta dishes are at their best!

And for kids, for instance, fish & chips, hamburgers, or crispy fried chicken paired with delicious chips and enticing sauces. Our kid’s choice fell on the fried chicken, and they loved it.

Worldwide tastes are also revisited seriously, Wonderful chicken curry, Thai pork, or caramelized BBQ ribs. Lovers of the Cretan tradition have also a place to dare.

We went for the Kontosouvli 35 cm, a traditional pork dish, slowly cooked on the spit with a tender result. Do try this dish if you ever visit the 626, you will love it!

626 All Day – Lounge and Garden in Heraklion, Crete

626 Sweet Love

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As a lover of sweets, I have always found frustrating those restaurants with endless menus for desserts; either you never know what to choose or you want to try everything, knowing that you can’t!

At the 626 All Day Heraklion, there’s something for everybody, and I tried it all.

There’s something for chocolate lovers, something for ice cream fans, and also for those that can’t do without cheesecake.

For more innovative palates, a delicious violet-flavored crème brûlée won’t disappoint them!

626 for Winelovers

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Wine connoisseurs and lovers will find paradise among the pages of their wine menu.

The most incredible labels from the Greek tradition vary from a wonderful Assyrtiko from Hatzidakis (P.D.O. Santorini), a magnetic Mavrotragano from Ktima Gerovassiliou (V.D.P. Epanomis) or the traditional Xinomavro of Naoussa (P.D.O.).

There’s also a special place for the stunning quality of Cretan wines, mostly from Heraklion. It really couldn’t be otherwise, top-class regional wineries with Vilana and Vidiano, as well as an excellent selection of the more traditional varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot.

With a lot to choose from and there’s a bit of everything for everyone. Stunning menu and impressive wines surrounded by a lively atmosphere in a perfectly convenient location.

626 Day Lounge and City Garden is one of the places to visit while in Heraklion. You’ll fall in love with it.

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626 Day Lounge and City Garden is at the corner of Meramvelou & Idomeneos, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, right next to the Olive Green Hotel.

Heraklion City Break

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It’s true that one normally chooses Crete for its amazing beaches, and who wouldn’t? It’s an impressive place to be for the Summer holidays.

Still, I think there’s so much more to the island we shouldn’t miss and Heraklion city is one of those places. The place has so much to offer, from museums to cultural events, from summer festivals to vibrant city nightlife.

Parks, shops but also impressive buildings and stunning examples of architectural styles that vary from Venetian to Ottoman… and more.

If you choose Heraklion for a city break, you are giving the island the new status it really deserves. Do not just choose Crete for its seaside. There’s plenty of choice for everyone.

The list of places to visit, just in town, is very extensive. For instance, the magnificent Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, which has been classified as one of the best museums in the world, is just a few steps away from the 626.

Yet, there’s more to see all over the Heraklion region. Including museums, vineyards, beaches, and archaeological sites.

Places I recommend include the Historical Museum of Crete, the Natural History Museum, the Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts (METH), and many more Heraklion museums, the Venetian Walls, the Tomb of Kazantzakis, and, why not? Sip a cocktail in the trendy area of Morosini Fountain.


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I was a guest at 626 All Day Heraklion, yet all opinions remain, as usual, my own and unbiased. Thanks to 626 All Dat for the kind hospitality. I was not compensated for this post.

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Gabi Ancarola | The Tiny Book

Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the Crete. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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