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CHANIA

Chania is a place of a thousand marvels ready to bewilder you. Its wealth of beauties will keep you captive time and again.

Cherishing a long history in gastronomy, Chania is famous for its special delicacies like the meat tarts, the Sfakia pies and much, much more. You will sense an intense element of multinationalism in the available cuisines. Turkish and Lebanese are the ones to try alongside the local Cretan cuisine.

 

Suggestions

Milos tou Kerata

One of the oldest restaurants with a great fame attracts our attention 11 km from Chania. We approach Platanias and discover the old inn that was converted into a tavern in the 1960s. Cretan cuisine at its best. Snails, meat pies, pork tenderloin with stuffed zucchini and other specialties. Address: Platanias area, Chania. For reservations: 0030 28210-68578

 

To pigadi tou Tourkou (The Turk’s well)

We find it in the Turkish quarter of Chania Town and appreciate it for its oriental décor and its Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Exquisite dishes from Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Greece served under vaulted arches around an old well. We try the hummus, the tahini sesame paste and glorious kebabs. Address: 1-3, Sarpaki street, Chania. For reservations: 0030 28210-54547

 

Thalassino ayeri (Sea breeze)

Lovely fish tavern between old tannery buildings. We order the octopus, the squid, the fresh fish of the day and enjoy it in a wonderful setting by the sea. Address: 35, Vivilaki street, Tabakaria area, Chania. For reservations: 0030 28210-51136

 

Saffron

Restaurant-bar housed in a neoclassical building opposite the Lighthouse at the old port. Eclectic and imaginative dishes, generous portions whether you like meat or seafood. Order the chicken filet on a gruyere crust with fresh tomato sauce, the stuffed squid with cheese and spices and the steamed mussels. Exquisite wine menu and refreshing cocktails. Address: 30, Akti Tompazi, Chania port. For reservations: 0030 2821-56333 

 

Veneto

Italian cuisine served in a beautiful 15th century Venetian building with a cute yard. Order any of the handmade pastas, pizzas, the duck filet with orange and the risotto with barnacles. Do not leave without having dessert! Address: 8-10, Zambeliou street, Chania. For reservations: 0030 28210-93527

 

Apostolis

High-end clientele ranging from politicians to VIPs. The traditional taverna remains authentic and serves top quality food. Lobster, white sea bream, snapper, fresh calamari, grilled cuttlefish and more, all accompanied by delicious and healthy Cretan greens and herbs. Adress: 10, Akti Enoseos, Chania. For reservations: 0030 28210-43470

 

Tamam

Oriental cuisine in a traditional setting with wooden chairs and marble tables. The dishes are inspired by Constantinople, Asia Minor and Crete. Giaourtlou kebab, delicious red meat cubes with eggplant purée, chicken flutes and lamb roll are all worthy to taste. Address: 49, Zambeliou street, Chania. For reservations: 0030 28210-96080