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.

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.

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...

Old Town


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 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


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...


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...

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.

Old Town


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...


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%...


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...

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.


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...

Armenoi Apokoronou


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 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.


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...


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,...

Old Town


A figure sporting the traditional Cretan costume is the hallmark of Dionysos Kassimatis Family Shops in the Stivanadika area of the Old Town of Chania. The...

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.

Chatzimichali Ntaliani


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


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

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...

Ano Stalos


Leventis tavern opened in 1996 in Ano Stalos, 9 km from the center of Chania town, and stands out for its traditional Cretan cuisine, as well as...

Agia Marina


The traditional Kouroupis restaurant, located on the main road in Agia Marina, a 15 minutes drive from the centre of Chania, introduces you to the culinary...


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....

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...