Monastery Traditional Taverna, Esperides Resort & Spa’s Cretan taverna, offers an exceptional alternative choice for your evening meal, with dishes inspired by traditional Cretan cuisine and the island’s special tastes and ingredients. With the traditional village architecture of the Esperides Resort & Spa as a backdrop, Monastery Traditional Taverna offers a cosy and comfortable environment with a superb view of the sea.

Your gastronomic adventure at Monastery Traditional Taverna begins in a unique fashion as your maître d’ presents you with a tray with eight different appetizers to choose from —and which you can begin sampling immediately as a delicious way to begin this memorable meal. On the menu you will find even more hot and cold traditional appetizers, fabulous salads, traditional home-cooked dishes, fish and seafood, vegetarian specialties and a wide range of meats cooked to perfection on the grill (BBQ). However, the taverna’s crowning glory are the meats which are roasted in the traditional Cretan manner of “antikristo”. Lamb, chicken, spare ribs and skewered slabs of pork are arranged across (“antikristo”) from each other around a central fire of olive wood —slowly acquiring a unique aroma and incomparable juicy taste.

At the end of your meal, according to local Cretan custom, you are treated to traditional Cretan raki and homemade sweets. Monastery Traditional Taverna is open every day from 18:00 until 23:00.