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Our own fresh lager

Our craft lager is a fresh, unpasteurized, unfiltered lager type beer Produced in limited quantities and exclusively for us by a local microbrewery (Notos Brewery, Heraklion). A high quality lager beer, brewed from selected ingredients according to our own recipe, with a traditional brewing method, mixing the right proportions and the right aromas.    

Home dry aged beef steaks

What is dry aged beef? When you see a side of beef hanging dry-aging, let's face it: it's not looking delicious. You wonder: "is it safe? Why won't it rot?" And lastly: "should I pay more for that beef?" Almost all beef used to be dry-aged. In the past, beef was slaughtered in a central […]

Celebrating 20 years of operation…

with more beer!! This year we have added a large number of bottled lagers, pilsners and ales in addition to our 6 barrels of draught. One could say we will have a beer feast this year! From Greek microbreweries VOREIA CRAFT | Pilsner – 5% vol. – 330 ml | See more …NOTOS GOLD CRAFT […]


We are not sure whether BBQ was created for beer or beer for BBQ Following this motto, beer has a special place in our menu with seven draughts and a wide range of bottled lagers and ales, from the Greek microbreweries along with well known labels from abroad to take off the BBQ experience See […]

Proud to join tripadvisor ‘s Hall of Fame

We are honoured to join TripAdvisor ‘s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Because you’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years, we’re pleased to announce that The Red Lion Gastropub and Restaurant has qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. Along with our yearly Certificate of Excellence […]

Travelers’ top tips to pack smart

Pack light to travel light. If you can manage with a carry-on, do it. Try taking half of the things you need and twice the money. You can make buying a few new items a fun part of the adventure. Pack a sleep mask and ear plugs. These can come in handy on a plane, […]

Follow us on social media

We are social! Whether you were a one time guest or a returning visitor or even a “crying, begging to return in Malia” person … … Thank you for visiting the Red Lion. We would like to stay in touch with you. Please like and follow our pages to access our news and articles. We […]

Notos lager is the new local bottled beer added to our list

Notos Gold Lager Fresh, local, crafted beer Forget about what you knew so far about lagers. This is something particular. This is a crafted beer, a “craft lager”. Carefully designed recipe, exact percentances of basic, aromatic and caramelized malts, the sole use of one variety of hops and the diversification of the proccess during brewing, […]