Gay Crete · Restaurants & Cafes

Gay Crete · Restaurants & Cafes

Crete has plenty of cafes and restaurants - you're in Greece, for heaven's sake. Cafe culture is alive and well here.

Monastery is a gay-friendly traditional upgraded version of Cretan Tavern, located in the heart of Koutouloufari village, and part of the Esperides Resort.

The restaurant is set under beautiful vines, with traditional wooden tables and chairs overlooking the sea views.

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!

Complete your meal with the local wines on offer or some ice cold beers as you soak up the traditional atmosphere in an authentic setting.

Please click through to the official website to see booking and menu options available.


local food and drink, live chef spot, sea views, traditional atmosphere, vegan/vegetarian options

Updated: 24-Mar-2022

Koutouloufari, Hersonnissos

Long-running, gay-friendly cafe bar in Heraklion. Take Five serves a nice selection of food, coffee and drinks including vegetarian and vegan options.

Go in the day for coffee and food, then spend the night drinking spirits, cocktails and enjoying the music.


bar, restaurant

Updated: 04-Apr-2022

Korai 24-26, Heraklion, Crete

Weekday: 10:00 - 03:00
Weekend: Sat 10:00 - 04:00, Sun 18:30 - 03:00

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