Anatoli Taverna, Agathias Palekastro… At the end of the road from Sitia to Agathias Village, through stunning mountain scenery is a little piece of Crete as it was in the 80s.
At the eastern side of the village you find Anatoli, a traditional taverna run by Nektarios Mastorakis and his mother Maria Mastoraki.
They offer traditional and fresh food, all with stunning views along one of the most picturesque and unspoilt coastlines in east Crete. Situated in a secluded region far from the crowds of holiday makers and resorts found elsewhere, but just 20min drive from the town of Sitia with its beautiful streets and Fortress, handicraft and modern shops and the once weekly market. At Anatoli Taverna you enjoy the panoramic view to the Kambos plain and to the well known beaches of Kouremenos and Chiona and you can fall asleep to the sound of the Meltemi wind after a perfect meal of freshly caught and perfectly cooked fish and a carafe of local wine.
The place is perfect for those whose idea of nightlife is counting the stars, and who don’t need any special activity other than watching the Cretan landscape.
Anatoli is a traditional taverna for travelers who want to enjoy a Cretan meal in an idyllic and quiet location. Other dishes include a range of grilled meats and traditional vegetarian dishes, including salads and other dishes.
A short walk (15 min) to the northeast brings you to the long sandy beach of Kouremenos, while to the north you can reach the Palm beach Vai (7km) and the historic Monastery of Toplou less than 10 minutes by car.
150m south from Anatoli Taverna are the Anatoli rooms, owned by the sister of Nektarios, Chrisoula with five simple-but-comfortable balconied rooms, all with views to the beaches and mountains.
In spring the whole area is rich in wild flowers and there are marvelous walks in the mountains and through hidden beaches and traditional mountain villages.
The unique environment of Anatoli taverna and Agathias village, the hospitality of the staff in combination with the unique Cretan tastes promises you an unforgettable experience.C R E T E - T O D A Y