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faka

old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #70 of 285 restaurants in Chania Town
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We liked the food which was typical Crete with Tzatziki, Greek salad and other Cretan dishes. Very positive: instead of the sweet desert you often get for free together with the bill they offered water melon - hmmm. The place is much more peaceful being a little in the back of the fisher harbor and on the foot of Kastelli... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had moored stern-to on the Old Harbour wall outside the Great Arsenal and it was all of one minutes stroll to this restaurant. With 25C + temperature we sat outside. The service was leisurely and pleasant. The food was good if unimaginative. After mixed starters, three had lamb from the barbecue and one had pork. We drank red wine... More

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USA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Set back a bit off the waterfront, in the Venetian Harbor area, next to the Old Arsenal, this restaurant was a quiet alternative on a busy Sunday. The service was excellent and friendly. Grilled sardines, octopus salad and the baked artichoke hearts accompanied by a local rose wine and homemade dark bread proved to be a very good lunch combination.... More

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Chania Town, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Excellent food,very friendly service,i recommend this place to everyone is going to visit Chania Town..

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Cheltenham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly service, good Greek food at good value Set up against the Venetian Harbour Old Arsenal and back from the crowds on the water front, well worth finding

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Upminster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Wifey and I were trawling all around Chania, thirst got the better of us. Wifey had a small Greek coffee, and I had a 33cl bottle of Fix. Blow me down, the bill came to 5.80 Euro's! Haven't been there again.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by chance. Actually we looked for another Italian restaurant but then met the local who brought us to this one. He mentioned that he usually lets the chef offer him whatever best for the day. Fresh calamari cook in juicy way. Beat any fish tavern in Hania. We got fresh sea bass grill that taste... More

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Milano Marittima, Italy
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Close to the old harbour of Chania, this traditional restaurant will give you a flavour of the Cretan cuisine. Not excellent but good choice and definetely value for money. Friendly staff!

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Athens, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I loved both the dishes and the view! Set exactly oposite of the harbor, you have the pebble-stoned alley , great for enjoying your evening and people -watching while having your wine. Great menu, classic Greek dishes .. and overall very 'warm' place to enjoy dinner. P.s. I loved the 'loukoumades' , try them for dessert !

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