Dining in Heraklion
Located next to the new eco-hotel Olive Green you will find the 626 All Day Lounge & City Garden, in one of the most picturesque squares downtown Heraklion, just a few meters away from Morosini fountain, beating heart and soul of the city.
A caffè but also a restaurant, available to host you any time of the day. 626 proposes a traditional Cretan menu that also includes innovative dishes combining a range of modern tastes and a touch of the indigenous flavors of the island.
An extensive list of coffees and drinks as well as an explosive selection of cocktails to enjoy too.
Dishes: Tradition with a Twist
The 626 menu reads like 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 dish Cretans love. Continue with creative salads, made with fresh local ingredients or even choose some of their pasta. I promise it will not resemble the regular Italian tradition: Cretan dishes of pasta 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 in incredible fashion, Wonderful chicken curry or 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 Sweet Love
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 can0t! A limited choice of desserts is really the way to go. In fact, limited choices allow for more care to detail on the place you will receive at your table. At the 626 Day Lounge and City Garden, 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
Wine connoisseurs and lovers will find paradise among the pages of their wine menu. The most incredible labels from the Greek tradition which 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, it really couldn’t be otherwise, top-class regional wineries with their Vilanas and Vidianos, as well as an excellent selection of the more traditional varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. There’s really 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. The 626 Day Lounge and City Garden is definitely one of the places to visit while in Heraklion. You’ll fall in love with it.
626 Day Lounge and City Garden is at the corner of Meramvelou & Idomeneos, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, right next to the Olive Green Hotel.
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