Gastronomy in Chania

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Cretan Dakos

Cretan Dakos was known as the ''food of the poor'' and is a refreshing nutritious salad that can be prepared easily and quickly.

Old Town

To Steki

The traditional To Steki tavern is located in the quaint Agion Deka alley below Mitropolis Square, and it is certain to become your hangout. Mrs. Karerina...

Cretan Pilaf (Gamopilafo)

Gamopilafo is a traditional food is served mainly at weddings, engagements and christenings and is a good choice for a festive table.

Kaltsounia Kritika

Kaltsounia (turnovers), also known as Lihnarakia, are a treat for the Cretans and are made with various fillings.

Town

Tyrokomika Balantinos

The Balantinos family started crafting cheese in 1930, when their first store in Chania's city centre began operation. Since then, with a distinct focus and...

Old Town

Semiramis

In one of the most picturesque alleys in the old town of Chania, Skoufon, just under the flowering bougainvilleas, you will find the traditional tavern of...

Old Port

To Mavro Provato

This is one of the shops that fits the bill. The characterful To Mavro Provato is located behind the dockyards, just before Koum Kapi. You can come here for...

Old Town

Tholos

Located on Agion Deka Street in a 600 year old double story building, just beyond Mitropoleos Square in the Old Town of Chania, you'll find Tholos...

Splantzia

Kouzina E.P.E.

If you miss your mother's or grandmother's cooking while you are on holiday, then the modern Kouzina E.P.E., just above the Splantzia, is your destination....

Platanias

Harma Beer

Chania's first beer Harma lends its name from the Greek word, meaning 'smashing', which it most certainly is! Prepared by the Cretan Brewery, Harma is fresh,...

Chania

Cheese Products

Farming and cheese production is particularly widespread and well-known not only in Chania, but all over Crete. Therefore, during your stay in the beautiful...

Paximadia (Rusks)

One of the most characteristic products in the Cretan diet, the traditional wholegrain barley rusk with olive oil, is used mostly in the making of the Cretan...

Staka (Curd)

Staka (curd) is the skin formed on the surface of fresh milk, mainly sheep's milk, when left out of the refrigerator for a few hours.

Raki

Known as tsikoudia, Cretan raki is one of the most characteristic drinks on the island. You will be offered it wherever you go. Consisting of about 37%...

Kolokithoanthi

Kolokithoanthi, as they are called, are the flowers of courgettes. They are mostly stuffed with rice, although there are variations.

Old Port

Ta Halkina

Ta Halkina is a genuine raki bar located in the Old Port of Chania and offers a view of the majestic Lighthouse and the moored sail boats. This is a...

Apaki Salad

Apaki is a cold meat from lean pork which is marinated in vinegar for 2-3 days before being smoked in aromatic leaves and covered in herbs and spices.

Chania

Chaniotiko Boureki

The Chaniotiko boureki is a very light dish which can be eaten any time of day.

Chania

Honey

Particularly healthy and nutritious, honey is one of local products of Crete that you should definitely try and purchase before leaving Crete. The honey that...

Cretan Spaghetti

In addition to gamopilafo, many serve spaghetti -referred to by the locals as macarounes- in meat broth with plenty of cheese as a starter at weddings.

Zourva

Aimilia's Tavern

In the mountain village of Zourva, after Therisso and 22 km from Chania town, Aimilia's Tavern stands out for its traditional Cretan cuisine. In a lovely...

Old Town

Kalderimi

Kalderimi tavern took its name from its location. Situated on the quaint and busy Theotokopoulou back Street in the Old Town, you can try Cretan and...

Old Town

To Hani

Hani tavern, located on a quaint back street behind the Old Port parallel to the main Kondilaki Street, serves traditional Greek and Cretan cuisine with...

Snails Boumbouristi

Snails are known as hohli on Crete. Below is a simple recipe to enjoy snails only as the Cretans know how to.

Chatzimichali Ntaliani

Oinopiio

Traditional fare on Hatzimihali Daliani Street with retro style (the interior is decorated with historical artifacts) and Cretan cuisine. Apart from the...

Old Port

To Karnagio

To Karnagio, in Katehaki Square in the Old Port next to Neoria, serves Cretan cuisine, most of which are prepared from organic products.

Lamb Ofto

Ofto lamb is one of the traditional dishes of Crete which can be served at a formal dinner.