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!
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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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
“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.
The Thymari Restaurant in Exopolis, near Georgioupolis in the Chania district, is a new gastronomic destination for all those who love the famous Cretan cuisine.
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.