Gastronomy in Chania

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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.

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...

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 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...

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...

Snails Boumbouristi

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

Armenoi Apokoronou

Tzitzikas

In the quiet Armeni Apokoronou village, 20 km from Chania, Tzitzikas bio restaurant has managed to make a difference with its philosophy. Set in an...

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...

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.

Vamos

I Sterna tou Bloumosifi

I Sterna tou Bloumosifi, one of the most famous taverns in the prefecture, is located in Vamos, 20 km from the center of Chania town. The building it is...

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...

Old Town

Ela

Ela tavern is housed in a 1781 Venetian building on the Kondilaki pedestrian Street, one of the busiest streets in the Old Town, and invites you to its...

Chania

Olive Oil

Cretan olive oil production is said to have references to the times of the ancient Minoans and is reputed on Crete. It is famous for its top quality owing to...

Platanias

O Milos tou Kerata

In the busy Platanias, 11 Km from the center of Chania, Milos tou Kerata is one of the oldest restaurants on Crete, the best on the island and among the 4...

Old Port

Faka

Faka tavern, directly opposite Neoria has been running since 1979 and is distinguished for its traditional Cretan cuisine.

Kolokithoanthi

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

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.

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.

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...

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....

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%...

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...

Kastelli

Grambousa

It owes its name to the Gramvousa peninsula in the north west of Crete. Grambousa wine tavern, as it describes itself, is located just before the famous...