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Portou 48 | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 73131, Greece
+30 2821 076261
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Ranked #28 of 293 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This small family owned restaurant is located on Portou Street.The alley leading to it is decorated with charming old doors as the name "PORTES" means doors.The Irish owner/chef offers her customers a blend of trend and tradition with her unique recipes.All ingredients are fresh,seasonal,local and bought daily.Recipes are designed depending on the season and availability therefore be sure to checkout the blackboard displaying new dishes and daily specials."Portes" also offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.We open our doors each day to welcome and please our customers.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ate here three times in a week.. Could have eaten here every evening. Atmosphere brilliant. Some people were asking about the owner Susanna.. Saw her once but think it would have been nice for her to maybe have quick chat to people eating in her restaurant . Food excellent and fresh and some interesting choices all beautifully cooked. Make a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great place discovere following Loonely-Planet suggestion. Result: top dinner of creative Creten cooking with mixture of Creatan taste and flavored internation flourish. we tryed to test very wide of selection from the proposed list and all of them were very tasty, with high care of quality of raw material and way to present as well and with opportunity to taste... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was one of our top meals in Greece. The location is adorable, on a little alleyway in the old town, with tons of character and charm. The wait staff is super friendly and helpful. The food is traditional Greek/Cretan taverna style food but with a bit of a more modern twist. The apps were our favorite part of the... More 

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Ireland
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You know how we all tend to adopt a place when we go on holidays. It is as if we were Marco Polo and having 'discovered' that place we cannot wait to advise our friends to be sure to visit when next at that destination. So it was that the street from our hotel near the Palazzo Duco ran adjacent... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food with a twist, owned by an Irish lady who has lived here for many years. She has taken fresh local produce and put a "foreign' twist on many local dishes

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CHANIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very good Greek restaurant! Really local taste in the food! Very kind people and normal prices! We will be back and we recommend to everyone who visit Chania old town!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant is on Portou Street, a charming little alleyway in the old town with tables on either side, plus inside the restaurant, for cooler fall weather. It is right next to the Strata, where we also ate one evening, but we frankly found the menu a bit more modern and varied here at the Portes and enjoyed our meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A very good, modern take on Greek cuisine. The best olives and bread. The waiter even brought a delicious bonus cake at the end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I really wanted to love this place but they sort have a snobby attitude. Most places in Crete are so warm and welcoming but we didn't feel that here. The food was good though and well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Excellent choice on both main and specials menus and food lived up to expectations. Staff were efficient and cheery and good seating outside or in as the weather dictates in late October. Good value.

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Address: Portou 48 | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 73131, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 076261
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
Average Prices: USD 12 - 19
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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