Gastronomy in Chania

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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.

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...

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...

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...

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 Port

Faka

Faka tavern, directly opposite Neoria has been running since 1979 and is distinguished for its traditional Cretan cuisine. Opt for one of the tables outside...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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

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...

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....

Chania

Chaniotiko Boureki

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

Kolokithoanthi

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

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

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...

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...

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...