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.

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...

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 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...

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...

Kolokithoanthi

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Snails Boumbouristi

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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%...

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....