our story so far

Xalavro Open Bar emerged from the ruins of an old house in the heart of the old town of Heraklion. Where everyone saw but ruins, others saw a vibrant all-day open space for coffee and drinks, a meeting point, a place where new ideas and tastes would be born.

And there happened Xalavro Open Bar, now named as one of the best cocktail bars in Heraklion Crete and Greece.

Much has changed since 2013, when Xalavro opened its doors. However, the idea remains: high quality ingredients, excellent service and a customer-focused approach.

Xalavro opens in the morning for coffee and brunch, welcomes you in the afternoon with creative dishes, while at night a rich wine cellar as well as signature cocktails and delicate finger food come into play.

Nothing is left to chance: From homemade ice, marmalades and cocktails to selected DJs who accompany your summer nights and parties, the team of Xalavro has passionately taken care of everything.

our team

As in any other living and developing project, Xalavro has a very strong and active team that consists of experienced and qualified professionals with a vision and fresh ideas. We love what we do, and we constantly keep up with the latest trends of bartending and food service. By experimenting and working as a team, we always deliver the best results. Head Bartender/ Cocktail List Manager: Giannis Vavadakis.
view our menu

what they say about us...

Your opinion matters!