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Our dishes are prepared daily following traditional Cretan recipes with fresh and seasonal ingredients locally sourced.

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Bread Spilios Style: grilled bread sprinkled with olive oil, sea salt and origano.

Dakos: Cretan rusk topped with freshly grated tomato, olive oil, mizithra cheese and origano.

Skordilla: a tradional garlic dip prepared with mashed potato, plenty of garlic and olive oil.

Taramosalata: a dip prepared with fish roe, bread and olive oil.

Tzatziki: a traditional greek dip prepared with yoghurt, garlic,olive oil and cucumber.

Mizithra: a traditional cretan soft cheese made of goat milk or sheep milk.

Staka: a roux dish made from goat milk fat.

Dolmadakia: vine leaves and pumpkin flowers stuffed with rice, grated tomato, olive oil and herbs served with yoghurt.

Fried potatoes: freshly cut potatoes fried with olive oil.

Fried zucchini: slices of zucchini dipped in a batter and fried with olive oil.

Fried eggplant: slices of eggplant dipped in a batter and fried with olive oil.

Zucchini balls: grated zucchini,various cheeses, olive oil and herbs mixed together, made into balls then fried with olive oil.

Greek sausage: a spicy sausage with is cooked on the grill.

Saganaki: a Cretan cheese “graviera” covered with bread crumbs and fried.

Graviera: a Cretan cheese served cold.

Kalitsounia with mizithra: a typical Cretan dish. Small pies made out of pastry, filled with mizithra cheese and then fried.

Kalitsounia with spinach: a typical cretan dish. Small pies made out of pastry, filled with spinach, olive oil and basil and then fried.

Snails: a typical Cretan dish usually eaten when fasting before Easter. The snails are covered in flour and fried with olive oil, vinegar and rosemary are added for flavor.

Feta: Feta cheese served with a sprinkle of olive oil and origano.



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Cretan salad Spilios style: a large salad consisting of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green peppers, onion, olives, radish,pieces of graviera cheese, cretan rusk, mizithra cheese and origano.

Greek salad: a traditional salad consisting of tomato, cucumber, green pepper, onion, olives and feta cheese.

Cucumber and tomato salad: a simple salad consisting of tomato and cucumber.

Lettuce salad: a green salad consisting of lettuce.

Chef's salad: lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green pepper, ham, cheese, egg and mayonnaise.

Tuna salad: lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green pepper, tuna and mayonnaise.

Stamnagathi: bitter greens boiled served with olive oil and lemon.

Vlita: boiled Amaranth greens served with olive oil and lemon.


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Spilios Special: pieces of beef prepared with fresh tomato, red and green peppers, garlic, romeiko wine and spicy herbs. This beef stew is cooked until tender and then pieces of feta cheese are added before serving.

Lamb with stamnagathi greens: pieces of lamb cooked with stamnagathi (bitter greens) in a lemon sauce.

Sauteed lamb: a traditional dish served at weddings in Crete. The pieces of lamb are sauteed in olive oil and romeiko wine. Bay leaves are added for flavour. Served with fried potatoes.

Sauteed pork: pieces of pork sauteed in olive oil with Romeikos wine. Lemon added for flavor and served with fries.

Mousaka: a traditional Greek dish baked in a stoneware dish prepared with layers of potato, eggplant, zucchini. Minced-meat is added and béchamel sauce.

Boureki: a Cretan dish prepared with layers of potato and zucchini, grated tomato and basil. Mizithra cheese is added and then baked in the oven.

Chicken with hilopites: chicken pieces sautéed with fresh tomato, garlic, bay leaves and various herbs, Romeiko wine is added for flavor. Served with Cretan pasta “hilopites”.

Eggs with staka: fried eggs covered with 'staka' (roux from goat milk fat).



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Spaghetti & sauteed pork: pieces of pork are sauteed in olive oil and wine. Bay leaves are added for flavour.

Spaghetti with rabbit onion stew: pieces of rabbit and whole onions are cooked with fresh tomato. Romeiko wine, garlic, cinnamon , bayleaves and cloves are added for flavour. Served with spaghetti.

Spaghetti with minced-meat sauce (bolognese) : minced-meat cooked with onions, olive oil and tomatoes. Bay leaves, garlic, cinnamin and romeiko wine are added for flavour. Served with spaghetti.

Spaghetti with tomato sauce: a tomato sauce prepared with fresh tomato, garlic, red and green peppers and parsley. Served with spaghetti.

Spaghetti with grated cheese: spaghetti served with grated cheese.



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Pork chops: pork chop cooked on the grill perfectly seasoned with salt, pepper and origano. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Lamb chops portion: lamb chops cooked on the grill perfectly seasoned with salt, pepper and origano. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Lamb chops kilo: one kilo of lamb chops cooked on the grill seasoned with salt, pepper and origano. Served on its own.

Lamb chops 1/2 kilo: half a kilo of lamb chops cooked on the grill seasoned with salt, pepper and origano. Served on its own.

Lamb chops 750 grams: 750 grams of lamb chops cooked on the grill seasoned with salt, pepper and origano. Served on its own.

Pork souvlaki: pieces of pork, onion, red and green peppers threaded on skewers seasoned with salt and pepper. Grilled until tender and served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Chicken souvlaki: pieces of chicken, onion, red and green peppers threaded on skewers seasoned with salt and pepper. Grilled until tender and served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Chicken fillet: chicken fillet grilled until tender seasoned with salt and pepper. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Chicken fillet a la crème: chicken fillet grilled until tender topped with a cream with mushrooms and ham. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Pork fillet: pork fillet grilled until tender seasoned with salt and pepper. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Pork fillet with staka: pork fillet grilled until tender topped with a roux made of goats milk fat and served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Pork fillet a la crème: pork fillet grilled until tender topped with a cream with mushrooms and ham. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Minced-meat burger:two burgers made of minced-meat, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, bread, egg and oil. Cooked on the grill and served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Minced-meat burger a la crème: two burgers made of minced-meat, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, bread, egg and oil. Cooked on the grill topped with a cream with mushrooms and ham. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Minced-meat burger with staka: two burgers made of minced-meat, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, bread, egg and oil. Cooked on the grill topped with a roux made of goats milk fat and served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Pork belly portion: pieces of pork belly grilled until tender seasoned with salt and pepper. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil.

Pork belly 1/2 kilo: half a kilo of pork belly pieces grilled until tender seasoned with salt and pepper. Served on its own.

Pork belly kilo: one kilo of pork belly pieces grilled until tender seasoned with salt and pepper. Served on its own.

Mixed grill for 2 people: pork belly pieces, lamb chops, greek sausage, minced-meat burger all grilled perfectly, seasoned with salt and pepper. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil and tzatziki.

Mixed grill for 4 people: pork belly pieces, lamb chops, greek sausage, minced-meat burger all grilled perfectly, seasoned with salt and pepper. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil and tzatziki.

Mixed grill giant: pork belly pieces, lamb chops, greek sausage, minced-meat burger all grilled perfectly, seasoned with salt and pepper. Served with freshly cut potatoes fried in olive oil and tzatziki.



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Most seafood dishes in Crete are eaten as a meze so that's why they are served on their own. So you can have a variety of dishes on the table and everyone shares.

Fresh sardines: sardines either fried in olive oil or grilled. Served on its own.

Fresh gavros: gavros fried in olive oil. Served on its own.

Fresh tsipoura: tsipoura grilled perfectly and drizzled with a sauce made of olive oil and lemon.

Grilled octopus: octopus grilled and then drizzled with a sauce made of olive oil and lemon.

Boiled octopus: boiled and served on its own.

Grilled cuttlefish: grilled until tender and then drizzled with a sauce made of olive oil and lemon. Served on its own.

Stuffed cuttlefish: stuffed with mizithra cheese, freshly grated tomato, onion and parsley grilled until tender and then drizzled with a sauce made of olive oil and lemon.

Prawns: prawns either fried or grilled. Served on its own.

Calamari: sliced calamari fried with olive oil. Served on its own.

Mussels saganaki: mussels cooked with fresh tomato, onion, garlic, parsley and spicies. Pieces of feta cheese are added before serving.

Prawns saganaki: prawns cooked with fresh tomato, onion, garlic, parsley and spicies. Pieces of feta cheese are added before serving.



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Sfakianes pites: thin pastry filled with mizithra cheese cooked in a pan which has been brushed with olive oil then topped with honey. This sweet but savory dessert originates from the remote mountainous village Sfakia and is named after it.

Mini ice cream cones: a selection of small ice cream cones for the little ones.

Ice cream cake: cake which is made of ice cream and biscuit.

Ice cream: two balls of ice cream served in a bowl.

Yogurt and honey: a traditional cretan sweet which consists of yogurt, honey and walnuts.

Baklavas: a traditional greek sweet made out of many layers of fine pastry and filled with chopped walnuts and almonds. Then a syrup made of sugar, honey and water is poured over it.

Galaktoboureko: a traditional greek sweet made of many layers of fine pastry and filled with a sweet cream made of milk, sugar and simolina. Then a syrup made of sugar, honey and water is poured over it.

Walnut pie: a sweet which is made of thin pastry and filled with walnuts. A syrup of made of sugar, honey and water is poured over it and topped with chocolate.

Chocolate souffle': a chocolate cake filled with melted chocolate and served warm.

Kantaifi: a traditional greek sweet made of chopped almonds and walnuts rolled in shredded wheat like pastry and then soaked in honey syrup.



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