Gastronomy

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BREAKFAST

At our Restaurant, you will realise just how seriously we take breakfast. Since it is considered the most important meal of the day, we jump at the opportunity to make your mornings a more than pleasant experience.

Our Restaurant serves the delectable Happy Cretan breakfast, to start your day in the most delicious way. Savour a variety of options, with a choice of a la carte dishes too, cooked to order, as well as the little treasures of our pastry chef.

With experience that stems from the famous Pastry Cafe “Samaria Delizioso” in Heraklion since 1977, pastry chef Giannis Manias is behind the unique Happy Cretan gastronomic experience.

Everything served at Happy Cretan we produce ourselves; from bread, croissants and pastries, even including our amazing ice cream.

And if you wish to visit Knossos or Heraklion archaeological museum during your stay, you can also give our “Samaria Delizioso” a try! We would love to see you, and spoil you with our treats.

Our pastry shop is just minutes from the famous Lions Square. It is the oldest and the best pastry cafe in town, that will blow your mind away. Try Cold Coffee Cream!

Breakfast timetable

Monday to Sunday, 07.30 – 11.00

Restaurant

A skilled chef, inventive cuisine and a variety of dining venues have earned Happy Cretan a reputation for excellence in dining.

Guests of Happy Cretan can choose from a wide variety of dining venues. A romantic dinner by the pool will showcase the renowned Cretan gastronomic culture, combined with gorgeous sunset views.

Each gastronomy venue is equally distinctive, as the restaurant interiors have been inspired by the Aegean architecture.

The core of the Cretan cuisine consists of food derived from natural sources, whereas food of animal origin was more peripheral in nature. In general, dishes are made from seasonal products, available in the wider local area, which have undergone minimal processing or none at all. The traditional Cretan cuisine was widespread on the island until the 1960s when, with improving living standards, alimentary patterns changed towards more meat and other animal-derived produce.

Based on top quality local products, the Happy Cretan menu presents a series of traditional recipes, with a creative new and modern flair. It is best described as a contemporary and original cuisine, accompanied by a careful selection of wines.

Restaurant timetable

Monday to Sunday, 19.00 – 23.00

COCKTAIL LOUNGE

The impressive shelving of the Happy Cretan Bar, with its bottles collection, is itself a statement of purpose. Try some of the classic cocktails -such as Dry Martini, Cosmopolitan or Manhattan- or some of the excellent cocktail creations, depending on your preferences: fresh, sweet, aromatic or intense drinks, elaborated by expert hands, to seduce the even the most refined or curious palates.

The Happy Cretan Bar also offers an innovative selection of deluxe snacks, that accompany the artisan cocktails. It presents an original menu of exquisite finger food bites, made with fresh local products, that guests can enjoy while having a drink and spending unforgettable moments on the pool all day.

The Happy Cretan Bar blends a menu of Premium cocktails and a selection of delicate snacks, with an exclusive interior and outdoor design: a spectacular combination in our luxury hotel.

Cocktail Lounge Timetable

From Monday to Sunday, 12.00 – 24.00