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.

Kaltsounia Kritika

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Agia Marina

Kouroupis

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...

Lamb Ofto

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

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...

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...

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%...

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...

Chania

Chaniotiko Boureki

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

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,...

Old Port

Faka

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

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...

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...

Snails Boumbouristi

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

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...

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.

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....

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...