Suggestions for Food in Chania, places to get the perfect meal in the island.
Completing my tenth summer on the island and as many of my friends visit Chania and also as a well-known lover of good food, I cite my personal choices in restaurants, kitchens, and fast top food in Chania: =)
The following are purely my personal choices! I will be glad to hear suggestions and comments from you 🙂
Center of Chania
Pallas – Thealassa
One of the best restaurants – cafes/bars in Crete/Greece. Chef Nikos has made a delicious menu that, in combination with the view, makes the experience unique.
Try Pave Salmon, Μillefeuille from crispy puff pastry and, if you love soups, make sure you taste the soups of the day!
Address: Akti Tombazi 15, Chania
Telephone: 2821 045688
Excellent dishes, traditionally baked in the wood oven. If you visit it, be sure to try apaki with lima beans! Warm, welcoming environment.
Address: Defkalionos & Ikarou
Phone: 28210 57035
Butcher’s shop – Tavern in the center of Chania. Good meat and delicious tzatziki.
Address: 48 Apokoronou
Real gyro. The oldest gyro shop in Chania.
A single, fresh, handmade gyro every day, with juicy, bright red, sweet tomato, oil-free pita, chopped onion with parsley, rich, strained yogurt.
Do not forget to put bukovo and go!
Address: Voloudaki 4, Center
Seafood and more! Excellent prices.
Address: Akti Enoseos, Old Port
Telephone: 2821 059074
Throumbi sti Ladokolla
Beautiful tavern in the old town. One of the most tasty and quality food in Daliani.
Address: Chatzimichali Daliani
Telephone: 2821 028175
Well of the Turk
Here you will find nice dishes flavored from the East. The shop is in a beautiful place in the alleys of Splantzia. Hummus is delicious. The portions are small, but the dishes are delicious!
Address: 31 Kallinikou Sarpaki, Old town
Telephone: 2821 054547
Kitchen with different flavors, many aromas of spices. Oriental cuisine with hot dishes for strong stomachs.
Political cuisine in an old Hammam in the alleys of the beautiful old port! Be sure to try yogurt. Warm atmosphere and reasonable prices
Address: 49 Zampeliou
Telephone: 2821 096080
Small beautiful yard in the back of the store for winter and summer. Be sure to try the pasta with salmon and saffron and the chicken with halloumi and peppers, whatever everyone enjoys. Prices are within reasonable limits.
Address: Daskalogianni 25
Telephone: 2821 042391
Fish tavern with lovely fish soup. In the old neighborhood of Halepa, a very picturesque area and it is located beside the sea.
Address: Vivilaki 35 – Halepa
Telephone: 2821 051136
Fish tavern by the sea with impeccable food !! Excellent service and treats from the staff! His swordfish is lovely, the variety of seafood is wide and delicious, and the shrimp spaghetti is one of the best. Prices are normal.
Address: Akti Papanikoli & Moni Gonia, Nea Chora
Phone: 28210 71171
Traditional tavern, fantastic place, beautiful space, warm environment with a fireplace, and excellent food!
It is located outside the city and in a remote area, if you are lucky, you will see the store converted into a standing bar!
Prefecture of Chania
In Platani, just outside Souda, an Italian restaurant where you will taste fantastic spaghetti, fantastic steamed mussels, and a wide variety of wines. Friendly atmosphere, but it’s outside the city, and prices are pretty high.
Address: Platani, Chania
Telephone: 2821 023663
Cafe – tavern that bakes every Thursday at very affordable prices. The old friendly cafe is ideal for company and when alone.
Address: Mournies in the square
Traditional tavern with quality food. And not only for the antikrysto kid goat, but also for something I saw for the first time, antikrysto chicken and antikrysto pork pancetta !! Normal
Telephone: 2821 072700
Tzaneris & Archontissa
Traditional Cretan cuisine, beautiful views, and excellent food. Try stews (especially in the wood oven). With a fireplace in winter and a cool terrace in summer. Reasonable prices and large quantities of food.
Address: Drakona Chania, Kerameia
Telephone: 28210 75997
Beautiful tavern in a unique location. Do not forget to try its specialty, the tsigariasto. If you are lucky, on the weekends you will also taste pilaf!
Address: Ano Stalos 1
Telephone: 28210 68155
Traditional tavern with organic products in a lovely environment.
Address: Armeni, Apokoronas
Telephone: 2825 041144
If you visit Balos or Falassarna, you must see this. Nice flavors, from cooked dishes to grilled ones. A fantastic shop in a great location and very kind staff.
Telephone: 2822 022707
Mrs. Eleftheria bakes fantastic traditional recipes. Cretan delicacies steal the show. The prices are reasonable.
Address: 257 Gerogiannidon, Galatas
Telephone: 28210 31720
Stin gonia tou Livadioti (New Entry)
Cretan Traditional Tavern. Be sure to try the staka with eggs.
Agias Marina 80, Mournies 733 00
Grigoris Galagado – Closed 🙁
Tavern with Cretan cuisine, very warm and welcoming environment. Quite affordable, it is worth trying boureki, ofto, pork with peppers, and it also accepts orders for pilaf.
Open during Winter – Summer
Phone: 6972187397 (Make a reservation before visiting)
Address: Agios Pavlos, Pazinos, Akrotiri, next to the airport