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old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 38
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All Round Winner

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
andrew w
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Vienna Region, Austria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were as lucky to find the last available table on this lovely tiny taverna on our search for some dinner on our fourth day of holiday in this beautifil town. We were delighted because it was a live music night with traditional greek music that my wife loves so much. Had a lovely time there, good food, good people,... More 

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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 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

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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