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old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: It is a family style taverna locatred off the old harbour back left side...
It is a family style taverna locatred off the old harbour back left side of the Venetian Armory. Outside patio is shaded by large trees giving it a wonderful atmosphere. Live music performed by authenic Cretan muscians every evening. Patronized by many locals which is a testimony to its quality and value. We travel quite a bit and enjoy good food and service at a good value.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, the best Greek Salad in whole Chania

We absolutely loved this place, the food was delicious, and we had many take-aways as our hotel was just around the corner. The location is perfect, set out at the back of harbor, but still with the sea-view. The best of all was a very friendly service with genuine people; and in the combination... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We found this place through trip advisor and we thought about giving it a try since it seemed nice. We ordered sea food. Octopus, squids and shrimps. None of them was really good. Just average. And the prices were high. Live music was ok and decoration of the place was nice. I don't know if meat food or traditional food... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We absolutely loved this place, the food was delicious, and we had many take-aways as our hotel was just around the corner. The location is perfect, set out at the back of harbor, but still with the sea-view. The best of all was a very friendly service with genuine people; and in the combination with the wonderful food there was... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is the second visit and review of Faka which is situated just back from the Old Harbour away from the touristy restaurants but still within sight of the harbour. I decided to give the restaurant another visit to see if they have improved. Unfortunately it was let down by the food and service. There are a couple of tables... More 

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Skåne, Sweden
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Actually it is my favorite taverna in town which I've been visiting many times through the years. Lovely, genuine place with a very friendly staff and owner. You can spend hours, especially during the evening, watching the sea in the harbour and ppl passing by enjoying nice wine and very good food, everything made from the scratch; listen to some... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were attracted to this place because of the live music. The music was wonderful, the dancing spilled out into the square. The very delicious simple local food and friendly service attracted us back for another visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Just tucked away a smidgen, this delightful tavern offers good food and service that just makes you feel special. Some nights there is live music and there were always a good number of Greeks there. We made it our restaurant of the holiday.

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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service and cozy restaurant. Friendly people nice live music. We have a nice view from the restaurant and has everything perfect.

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Cesena, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I realy enjoy that tavern, this summer and end up eating there a lot of nights, the food is pretty good but the atmosphere, value and time to be served is what makes that tevern perfect for me, and they have the Best "Staka" I have ever tasted, and everyone there is so friendly. I highly recommend it

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Instead of eating at one of the busy and pricey harbour options, walk a block inland to this family run restaurant in a quiet setting. We enjoyed a reasonably priced, simple lunch of Greek salad, sausages and garlic bread, in a very relaxing setting.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The restaurant may be a little bit hidden in the streets of the harbour, but the search will pay off. In a kind of tiny square you'll find very good food there, namely the grilled octopus -- which, by the way, you'll find on the opposite side od the small square put to dry. The fact that bees and wasps... More 

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Address: old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
Cuisine: Greek

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

It is a family style taverna locatred off the old harbour back left side of the Venetian Armory. Outside patio is shaded by large trees giving it a wonderful atmosphere. Live music performed by authenic Cretan muscians every evening. Patronized by many locals which is a testimony to its quality and value. We travel quite a bit and enjoy good food and service at a good value.

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