Where to eat in Chania

At Chania you will find the famous Cretan cuisine enriched with local specialties and the delicacies of western Crete for your enjoyment. Do not miss out on such dishes as “kaltsounia”, “staka” (a local salty creamy-cheese), “boureki” (a dish with vegetables, cheese and mint), the “kreatotourta” (a meat-pie).

In the city of Chania you’ll find a wide range of culinary options: from picturesque and traditional taverns up to elegant restaurants with modern cuisine and international flavours. No palate will remain unsatisfied!

In order to find restaurants & taverns according to your desires and demands, use the smart-search in the left-hand menu! ( * ) The search-criteria can be applied in combination.

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I Sterna tou Bloumosifi
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I Sterna tou Bloumosifi

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Vamos Apokoronou

One of the best restaurants in the prefecture of Chania. Do not forget to try the pork with staka (a local salty creamy-cheese) and the lamb roasted in the wood-oven, and also be sure to ask Spiros about his music collection – he has just about everything in it!

  • type
    Family Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 28250 83220
Karyatis
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Karyatis

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12 Katechaki St., Arsenals in Chania

An elegant Italian restaurant in the heart of the old port of Chania, operating for 12 years now in a romantic setting. An extensive wine list is available

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Mediterranean, Italian
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 2821055600
Psaros
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Psaros

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Almyrida

The tavern has been in business since 1954. The open-air terrace is set almost on the beach and has stunning views. Fresh fish is always available here. 

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    28250 31401
The Monastery
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The Monastery

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12 Coast Tompazis St., Venetian Port

In this Venetian mansion with its magnificent views of the old lighthouse of Chania, you’ll taste local dishes and fresh fish. At the end of the meal you will be served the "Abbot’s" dessert, with fresh fruit and ice cream. An ideal place to take in a most beautiful sunset. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2821055527
To pigadi tou Tourkou (the Well of the Turk)

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1-3 K. Sarpaki St., Chania

Three interconnected rooms painted in ochre and blue with strong oriental touches with the well in the middle room and a beautifully carved fountain. Here you can taste the authentic flavors of Morocco, Egypt and Lebanon, such as hummus. The cuisine is tasty without being too heavy. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Middle East, North African
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 2821054547
Aeraki
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Aeraki

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Almyrida Beach

A seaside tavern specializing in seafood, fish, and the Cretan cuisine at a most delicious manifestation. Set in a picturesque location, right next to the sea, this tavern has a unique character and view. The decoration is simple but the cuisine is creative –   a recipe for success. 

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    +30 28250 83390
Tholos
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Tholos

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36 St. Tens St., Chania

Set in an imposing space – the ruins of an old Venetian building, the Tholos (Dome) restaurant is renowned for its attentive service and selection of music. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Traditional, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 2821046725
Aposperitis
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Aposperitis

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Gavaloxori

One of the most famous traditional taverns in Gavalohori, thanks to its homemade dishes. Relax in the pleasant environment of the tavern and definitely try a meat dish for which Aposperitis is justly famous. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Traditional, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 28250 23095
Typografio
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Typografio

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28 Bettolo St., Metropolis Sq., Chania

An all-day establishment, spreading over three floors, popular with the youngsters. For coffee, drinks and food. 

  • type
    Bar Restaurant
  • cuisine
    International
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 28211 14807
Tzitzikas (Cicada)
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Tzitzikas (Cicada)

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Armeni

In perfect harmony with nature, under towering trees and next to the crystal waters of Armeni, you'll find a unique area of coolness and exquisite tastes. This small wooden chalet, surrounded by plane-trees, will impress you with its organic cuisine and tasty suggestions. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Cretan, Bio
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 28250 41144
Loutro
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Loutro

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Fres, Old National Road Chania - Rethymnon

The tables are set in the village square, among the trees. Here you can taste Cretan cuisine with the raw materials (meat, cheese, vegetables) coming directly from the producers. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Traditional, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 28250 71595
Apostolis
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Apostolis

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10 coast Union St., Chania

Apostolis always procures the freshest fish straight from the fishing boats. Depending on the season and the time you will find every kind of fresh fish.

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 28210 43470
Fanis
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Fanis

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Georgioupolis

Fanis serves a selection of seafood platters, fresh grilled fish, Cretan cuisine with local products and good local wine. 

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    +30 2825061374
Mirovolos
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Mirovolos

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19 Zabeliou St., the Old Town of Chania

An old Venetian building with arches and a beautiful courtyard. They serve everything - meat, pasta, pancakes and casseroles. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Traditional, Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 28210 91960
Thalassino Ageri (Sea Breeze)
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Thalassino Ageri (Sea Breeze)

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35 Vivilaki St.,Tabakaria

Discover a secluded spot in the city, where nothing disturbs the peace and quiet but the sound of the sea. Savour delicious seafood and fresh fish, drink a glass of raki or a refreshing beer and enjoy the serenity and the sea breeze from the Cretan sea. The best time to be here is at sunset .

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2821056672
Thymari
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Thymari

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Exopoli, Apokoronas, Chania

Thymari Restaurant - The Cretan taste with a view. Situated on a hill in the small village of Exopoli near Georgiopolis with a breathtaking view of the Cretan landscape.

  • type
    Bar Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 28250 61777
Mathios
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Mathios

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3 coast Union St., the Old port of Chania

“Mathios” is a famous restaurant located in the old port of Chania, in the Neoria neighbourhood. A family business established in 1976, it continues to this day to work with passion – and always with fresh ingredients. 

  • type
    Fish Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2821054291
Tamam
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Tamam

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49 Zambeliou St., the old port of Chania

The old Turkish hamam (public baths) hosts one of the most popular restaurants in the old town of Chania. Tamam plunges you into the cuisine of Constantinople with a list of 72 dishes. Very friendly service and a great selection of wines. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, Constantinople/Instabul Greek
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2821096080
To Mesostrato
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To Mesostrato

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37 Zambeliou St., Chania

Set in an old mansion with no roof, creating a large yard with trees. Every evening you can enjoy live music with bouzouki and guitar. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 2821072873
Veneto
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Veneto

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8-10 Zambeliou St., the Old Town Of Chania

Italian cuisine with a variety of flavors, but also fish, grilled specialties and casseroles. It features a particularly atmospheric inner courtyard and beautiful decoration. Choice Italian wines, and gentle music.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Italian
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 2821093527
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