A Dedicated Family of Chefs
We’ve been creating delicious food for over 35 years
From Humble Beginings
A three-storey neoclassical building constructed in 1930 is situated in the central square of Portaria. It has been recently renovated with respect to the tourist tradition of the area.
Until 1939 it had been running as a dairy, when Thanassis Kritsas gave to the building its today`s look as the hotel and restaurant “Kentrikon” (Central) named after its unique location in Portaria`s square. It used to be one of the best hotels in its age, famous for its excellent cuisine.
Hotel Kritsa has been completely renovated in 2000 and is well-known in the area for its restaurant. At the restaurant`s beautiful dinning-room the visitor can enjoy the authentic local dishes. Eleni and Niki, with their hospitality and charming smile, will make you “feel at home”. A high-celinged tasteful room with light colors, white tablesloths, discrete decoration and an effective fireplace.
Weather permitting, you can be served your meals under the gigantic plate-trees in the environment of a unique natural beauty.
Niki, with her artistic feeling and her experience in home-cooked cuisine and Eleni with her knowledge on cooking form a perfect savory result with dishes that you will never forget and will raise your senses. Olive oil is used to all our dishes, while the pastry is home-made. It is worth to leave place – if that is possible – for tasting the baked deserts. There is also an interesting variety of wines.
The service is friendly, quick and effective, even during the rush hour. Restaurant Kritsa is open all days of the week.
Locally Sourced & Organic Food
We are constantly buying and helping local businesses and organic farmers, with locally sourced produce.
Our Love for Food
Good Greek cuisine is generally divided into two categories: home-style cooked food and grilled meats prepared à la minute. Luckily, the Kritsa restaurant offers the best of both, as well as soups, Greek pasta, and famous savory pies with handmade phyllo pastry.
House specialties proudly include many of Pelion’s regional traditional recipes, including Spetsofai (country sausage with tomato and peppers), herb eggs, Galotiri cheese, Tsitsiravla (pickled herbs), Trahana soup with cheese or sausage, Boumbari (veal and tripe sausage) with oven potatoes and much more.
Wash it all down with some of Greece’s best wines from the wine menu, including a very good local house wine. You must try the local tsipouro liqueur as well that helps digest all the good food. Lastly, the regional desserts will not disappoint, especially the traditional Greek pan sweets such as baklava which the inhabitants of Pelion prepare very well!