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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 13/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Excellent family lunch
1. Excellent family lunch
"We loved our lunch here with our three kids. The food was delicious"
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2. Absolutely amazing!
2. Absolutely amazing!
"Beautiful position, right on the beach. The food was amazing"
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3. Fabulous food fabulous hostess
3. Fabulous food fabulous hostess
"Fabulous location on the beach and the best grilled squid "
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Relax by the seaside . . . Taste our delicious bbq meat & fish and traditional Greek cooking. . . All prepared with love, especially for you by Faros family !
US$18 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

Very good food gergious the manager is à very professionnalisme Man very friendlly he take care with patience to his guest almost the friench Who are very picky very nice place to recommended for fresh fidhes and hospitality

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

We were just passing through, enjoying a little exploration of eastern Crete before hitting the road to Heraklion and an evening meal at our hotel. It was our first time in Crete, and we were enjoying typical Greek hospitality wherever we went. If you’ve never...been to Greece, let me tell you their countrymen set the bar pretty high when it comes to being hosts. And the experience at Faros is a perfect example. We ordered a couple of cold beers and a portion of moussaka between us to keep the edge off our hunger. It was delicious, and we said so to our friendly host. He told us proudly that his father-in-law had first opened this beachside restaurant in 1978, and it was still as popular as ever, even though so many other eating places had sprung up around them in the intervening years. No doubt the reason for that ongoing success is due in part to the excellent cuisine, but we also noted father-in-law was still keeping an eye on the business, helping out by cleaning the tables. It’s when someone goes the extra mile that impresses the most. Our little bit of business only brought him 15 euros, yet our host insisted on giving us some complimentary fresh fruit. That’s the sort of kindness that he would probably offer a couple enjoying a full meal each, so we found it touching to receive such generosity. But this is what I mean about Greek hospitality, and if anyone wishes to find a great place to eat by a beach in Agios Nikolaos, this one should tick all your boxes!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 October 2020

We came after a recommendation by a local and we were not disappointed. We loved our lunch here with our three kids. The food was delicious and the waiters were attentative and very friendly. We had a mixed starter and a selection of fresh seafood...for mains. Wonderful!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020

Beautiful position, right on the beach. The food was amazing, the fish was so fresh, we had many starters and each one was better than the one before we couldn’t believe it. The house wine was wonderful too. Everyone was so generous and served us...plenty of delicious desserts. I couldn’t fault the service at all! They were so friendly and made us feel at home. Can’t wait to go back again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

It was awesome!! The staff was friendly and polite! The traditional Greek food was the best thing ever! We are definitely going to come back again! I recommend it!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

Visited last night, after a local recomendation. The setting and service is great. The starter of marinated anchovies was amazing. Pork souvlaki was great however the moussaka was lacking flavour which was disappointing. Very good value for money and worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

We thought Faros looked nice - right by a small beach with kids playing harmlessly in a municipal playground nearby. We thought the waiter odd by wearing a face mask under his chin, but we’d had a long walk and as suckers for seats that...have cushions, we went in. Forgive the diatribe, but... Food: We had mixed starter comprising Tzatziki, Hummus, Garlic paste, Olive paste, Taramasalata and Feta with bread seemingly freshly baked the day before. For mains, we had Sardines which were cooked on an open grill but uninspiring. These came with the only side option of baked potato. We also had Stifado which - whilst admittedly tasty - was served in a dish not much larger than a fingerbowl. The baked potato accompaniment was plonked with a grunt on the table by the waitress about 15 mins prior to the sardines’ arrival so were cold by the time we sliced them open. Staff: Facecoverings are worn under the chin or not at all by most staff. An elderly couple (who we assumed to be Owner and his Wife) wandered around and seemed to confuse the waiter & waitress (who we assume to be the Son and his Wife). Service: Brusque. Inattentive. Price: Higher than some in the area but for no reason. Cleanliness: Clean; especially the loos. Tables sanitised after all diners. Odd about the loose and flagrant disregard regarding Government requirements surrounding facecoverings for servers. Verdict: The stray cats enjoyed the meal more than we did. It’s a shame as this obviously used to be a good place but probably needs the Grandson (we assume it was he manning the grill) to take over and reenergise the business.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 August 2020

Excellent seafood. Very fresh. My wife claims it was tzatziki she had in many years. Kids had white chicken with home made fries and choc mouse for desert with fruits on the house.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 23 January 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here (Dorado)right buy the sea ,family run , fantastic location, complimentary desert 👌

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 14 November 2019

We were persuaded to go into the restaurant with the promise that if we didn’t enjoy the food we wouldn’t pay. We were served food that we hadn’t ordered and when we told staff we were ignored. The food was disgusting. We left most of...it and fed what we could to the cats. When we politely told the owner we were not happy we were accused of trying to eat for free and shouted at. We paid for the food and left hungry and went to eat elsewhere where we were treated well. Avoid this place, the food and staff are revoltingMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Faros is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4