Xalavro Restaurant & Cocktail Bar in Heraklion – Best fine dining restaurants in Heraklion


Xalavro Open Kitchen restaurant with its gastronomic fine dining proposals stands right by the popular cocktail bar Xalavro Open Bar in the pedestrian Milatou Street in the heart of Heraklion city and shares an “open” philosophy, love for experimentation and relaxing summer mood.

As in Xalavro Open Bar, our restaurant offers homemade dishes and excellent quality local ingredients, while the cooking ritual takes place right in front of your eyes, in the open kitchen of Xalavro. Wonderful flavors inspired by Mediterranean dishes and the Asian philosophy are paired for you to enjoy.

Our chef, Nikos Kasotakis, is a multi-awarded chef with a strong experience in some of the best and award-winning restaurants in Greece and abroad such as “Spondi” restaurant, awarded with 2 Michelin stars, as well as at the 2 Michelin star awarded “Green House”  in London and “Vendôme” in Bensberg, Germany, one of the top restaurants and among the few to boast 3 Michelin stars.

Those who fancy a fine dining experience will find an exceptional one in Xalavro Open Kitchen restaurant along with one of the best cocktail bars in Heraklion city!



The “Xalavro Open Bar” cocktail bar project 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.

High quality ingredients, excellent service and a customer-focused approach from early morning until late at night from a 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!

Learn more about Xalavro Open Kitchen restaurant and what our dear guests have to say on TripAdvisor



+30 6945 699292


10 Milatou str, Heraklion, 71202


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