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old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
302821042341
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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
Great live music, very inclusive, away from the dockside crowds

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Eliza2B
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Chania Town, Greece
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Attica, Greece
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My favourite place for an evening dinner!! Very authentic tastes. Traditional Cretan dishes with live music and friendly atmosphere. Must visit!

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Athens, Greece
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Although we had a reservation, upon arrival at the restaurant we were directed to a table at an outpost location of the restaurant's outdoor limits. This particular table location was dark, at the fringes of the restaurant's lighting coverage and in front of a building under construction. We requested a better table which according to a staff member was unavailable.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Calamari deepfried in a frier with old oil. So even though the calamari was fresh the oil and crisp made them taste average. Nothing special about this restaurant, also seems to charge extra for bread and/or watermelon

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you look for authentic food and good live music, avoid taverns on the old harbour and go directly to this place: the young boss is talented and his team makes this place on top of typical homemade cretan cuisine. A place to go in Chania !

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: 302821042341

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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