Reviews of Acropolis Tavern in Polyrinia, Crete
Polyrinia is a small town in the area of Kisamos (north-western area
of Hania prefecture). It is located on a hill, 10 minytes by car south
of Kisamos (Kasteli) town. The town is worth visiting for its existing
old buildings and the well restored old houses. Polyrinia was one of
the most powerful cities of Greece in ancient times. You can admire the
Acropolis of the Ancient Polyrinia which is built 418 meters high. The
ruins of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine period still exist in it.Take
a walk in the narrow streets of the old town and admire the Roman Aquaduct
and the Venetian Arches opposite to the marvellous building of the Municipality
of Polyrinia (photo below).
On your way up to the ancient Acropolis you will see the "Acropolis"
tavern of Mr. Yannis Sfakianakis.
The view is great and the shadow in the terrace of the tavern is absolutely
refreshing in a hot summer day. If you don't feel hungry you may enjoy
your drink or your coffee but if you decide to have lunch here then this
is your lucky day!
The cuisine of Mr. Sfakianakis is absolutely great. Everything served
here is fresh and produced by himself. Even a plain omelet becomes a delicious
dish if it is made of local eggs. Do not miss the local lamb meat grilled
or cooked with red sauce served with potatoes fried in olive oil (do not
even consider comparing them to "french fries").
If you call "Acropolis" (tel. 08220-23340) before your visit
to Polyrinia then you may ask Mr.Sfakianakis to cook something real special
for you: one of his roosters in red sauce and traditional Cretan boiled
Wine is also a tavern-owner's product and it is a great sample of Kisamos
wines (red, dry, brandy-like wine).
If you can still eat something more after the delicious meal, then ask
for the desert of Acropolis: fried cheese pies served with locally produced
thyme honey. It would be a nice idea to ask that in greek: pites
me meli. Does it sound too hard for you?