Our well-established "Monastery Cretan Eatery" is an upgraded version of a traditional Cretan Tavern. Located in the heart of Koutouloufari village, across Esperides Resort Crete, Monastery invites you to experience the best of local Cretan gastronomy, with an authentic yet upgraded character.

Starting with the restaurant’s setting, which provides mesmerizing sea views and traditional wooden tables & chairs placed under the greenish vines, you will immediately feel the ambience of an authentic Cretan village.

The food options cover the wide range of Cretan cuisine, and offer from lighter, vegan or vegetarian options, to delicious fish & seafood dishes, as well as traditional, ‘hardcore’ meat choices. All the ingredients used come from local producers and farms, ensuring the food’s higher quality level and optimum taste.

Among the must-try dishes, are the homemade eggplant salad, fava beans paste, and tzatziki, the famous Greek souvlaki, the grilled meatballs, and the renowned Greek salad. Check out the restaurant’s live cooking spot, where you can see how our chefs cook your delicious souvlaki!

Together with the excellent food and atmosphere at Monastery, make sure to complete your experience with a bottle of local wine, or, if you prefer, a couple of ice-cold beers!

Operating Hours: Daily, 18:00 - 00:00