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old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Genuine & very cosy

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Skåne, Sweden
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Skåne, Sweden
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10 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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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