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Ta Chalkina

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Akti Tompazi 29-30, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
+30.28210.41570
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 120
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    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Kept Returning for Amazing Food

After days of eating at low quality tourist traps restaurants, we were SO happy to find this authentic gem! The food is honestly the best Greek food I have ever had, and the prices are great. The restaurant is lively and full of locals, which is preferred than touristy places that aren't so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
finn e
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Late Night
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After days of eating at low quality tourist traps restaurants, we were SO happy to find this authentic gem! The food is honestly the best Greek food I have ever had, and the prices are great. The restaurant is lively and full of locals, which is preferred than touristy places that aren't so authentic. We always ordered one order of... More 

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Saturday night with a crowd enjoying small dishes and live Cretan traditional music with two mournful singers. All male musicians and very compelling though we could not understand the words. Food is tasty though not fancy. All small plates. We had chicken souvlaki marinated in yogurt and garlic; Cretan pork sausage, and local snails in olive oil. Could have done... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice place to enjoy greek food with friends or what ever. recommend for sure and I hope to visit it again soon

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Thessaloniki
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I visited this tavern on a Saturday night. A traditional cretan band was playing music that night. All the dishes were very tasty. I enjoyed each one. I would definetely visit it again and again.

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Athens, Greece
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The view of the old Chania harbour is breathtaking...You must let your eyesight travel from one side to the other and as you walk along, you could pay Chalkina a visit!The restaurant, more likely a taverna, as a place is traditional but not really exquisite. The sound of traditional cretan music makes a difference and Rakomelo(a mix of raki-local alcohol... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Yummy little restaurant located around the corner of the main old harbour 'semi-circle' (east of the lighthouse). The food was very nice (stuffed mushrooms are awesome). We were served an entrée that was not on the menu, just happened to be made fresh that day.... Also delicious. Every Thursday and Friday is live Cretan music at 21:30, which is +10... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

the restaurant is located at a very nice location in the chania old port.the food was very good at reasonable prices . the live music is a bonus.

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Patras, Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

nice environment, infinite world, delicious food, plenty rakomelo, perfect live music, and then I wonder why you do not live in Crete all your life?!!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I (we)have been there several times and never been disappointed. Seafood is absolutely perfect and delicious. And the best chicken souvlaki I've ever tried! Prices are...almost nothing. And honey-lemon raki!!! Evcharisto very much!!

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Argostolion, Greece
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The good thing about this place its they live music and the fast service while being at one of the nicest spots of the old harbor.Its central and famous but the dishes were small and really expensive and the chairs were really uncomfortable.It recommended for large companies of friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akti Tompazi 29-30, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30.28210.41570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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