Seasonal Mediterranean.As the resort’s principal restaurant, Olea—named after the olive trees that are found in the traditional Cretan pots on the veranda—offers spectacular sea and Spinalonga views from every table. Treasured moments are ensured by our rich American buffet breakfast with French Champagne. The Cretan table features produce and recipes from the island’s different regions. Traditional kalitsounia, sweet pastries, and pies sit on the table next to tahini, a sesame seed paste rich in vitamin E and unique antioxidants, and enhanced with different flavors, such as honey and orange. An exceptional range of Greek yogurts, famous Cretan honey, Cretan cheeses, and fresh fruits are on display. Inspired Mediterranean and Greek Cuisine In April, May and October an impressive buffet features inspired Mediterranean and Greek cuisine - infused with a Cretan sun shine and soil - based on seasonal produce, making it a great experience for all.
The new culinary concept celebrates the new breed of Greek cuisine!We invite guests to sit by our organic garden and enjoy the process. It isn’t often that you can watch an entire cooking team in their open-air kitchen as they prepare an elaborate menu. You can watch; you can smell; you can enjoy the unsurpassed views to Spinalonga while sitting back and trying some of the best wines produced in Greece. A Farm to Table Tale. Celebrated chef Athinagoras Kostakos shapes his gastronomy around ingredients sourced from the resort’s own organic kitchen garden and regional farms to deliver delicious sustainably minded dishes that celebrate Greek tradition with a modern twist. There’s something about enjoying a meal with a view of the great outdoors that makes everything taste more vibrant – the smells and sensations of the sea, the air and open fire are devoured as much as what’s on the plate!
Asia Deep Blue
Asian Fusion Cuisine at Its Best.Drawing on elements of the South East Asian tradition, Chef Kostakos along with Chef de Cuisine, Wu Zhong Rong and his team, create an inspiring new menu, which includes delicious gyozas, bao buns and classic sushi favorites.
Cretan ingredients for a Cretan cuisine.This dinner alone makes the trip to this coast of Crete worthwhile! Once an old fisherman’s stone house, this culinary treasure features well-kept family recipes, signature seafood and fish dishes. For travelers, sampling the catch of the day, is one of the most satisfying ways to feel like a local. At a land that extends along the coast, with fishermen from the neighboring harbors delivering their catch daily, Blue Door fairly claims the title of the all-time classic Greek holiday spot; right by the water. Culinary Treasure: Chef Athinagoras Kostakos curates the menu here and showcases the best of the traditional Greek cuisine, with an emphasis on fish. A true highlight is the salt-baked fish, to be savored with a variety of home-made salsas presented at your table. And Harris, the taverna’s host, will welcome you for lunch or dinner with the traditional tray packed with Greek meze and serve you the best raki of the island to feel absolutely a Cretan at heart!
Italian by the Beach.Isola offers a seasonal feast of vibrant summery salads and pizza, fresh seafood and contemporary dishes bursting with flavor; all shared in long leisurely lunches or dinners with postcard views amidst refreshing sea breezes. Cretan Grappa Distillation Guests have the opportunity to make their own flavored tsikoudia or raki, produced by Cretan wine varieties such as Moschato Spinas, Vilana and Liatiko. Our sommelier will guide you through the process, helping you to select the flavor of your preference and pair it with local herbs, spices and dried fruits. Once the distillation process is finished, you may enjoy the grappa you’ve produced at the spot or at the privacy of your room.
Isola Beach Club
Accents of the SouthSet among olive trees and overlooking the shore, the Isola Beach Club offers a relaxed bohemian ambience. Light, refreshing beachside dishes, served also at the privacy of your sunbed, are created from locally sourced produce, as well as from vegetables and herbs grown in the resort’s garden. The Effortless Cool of Lazy Summer Days: The spiral stone building is where our DJ weaves the musical spells of the moment, conspiring with top mixologists and our madly inventive chef to deliver the Cretan beach experience at its most alluring. Daybeds, loungers and swings will set the mood during the day lending itself to breezy nights around the fireplace.
Arsenali Lounge Bar
Walking into the Arsenali Lounge Bar, guests are struck by an 11-meter-high authentic replica of the Heraklion Harbor’s Venetian Arsenal or shipyard. It is an enchanting setting augmented by the sparkling sea ahead.Sushi Evenings at Arsenali Lounge Bar:
At an enchanting setting augmented by the breathtaking view of the sparkling sea and Spinalonga island, guests can enjoy the music of our resident DJ, a curated list of our top cocktails and sushi prepared live by our celebrated sushi chefs. Make sure to reserve the front row and enjoy a perfectly relaxed evening!