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.

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 Dakos

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

Kaltsounia Kritika

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

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 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...

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...

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%...

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.

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.

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...

Old Town

Dionysos

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...

Ano Stalos

Leventis

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...

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

Oinopiio

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

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...

Old Port

Faka

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

Lamb Ofto

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

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...

Chania

Chaniotiko Boureki

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

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...

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...

Old Port

Michalis Tavern

Situated in a prime location in the heart of the Old Port, Michalis Tavern is one of the places you should visit during your stay in Chania. You can lunch...

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...

Snails Boumbouristi

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

Kolokithoanthi

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