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Katechaki 12 | Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+30 2821 055600
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Ranked #19 of 293 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Beautiful, stylish restaurant built on the old Kastelli wall in the wonderful, picturesque Venetian harbour of Chania. Established in 1993, Kariatis enjoys an excellent reputation for top quality food and service with an impressive menu created and served with proficiency and flair. Imaginative and refreshingly different dishes inspired by flavoursome, colourful, aromatic ingredients from both Crete and Italy offering an appetizing assortment of Italian and Mediterranean dishes and delicious gourmet desserts. Kariatis also offers an extensive selection of award-winning Greek and International wines from around the world many of which are available by the glass. Our new Sushi Bar will be open from early November 2014.

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

On our last day in Chania when we were just walking by the water front at Old Harbor thinking where to have dinner (It was my husbands Pre Birthday evening), we came across this gem of a restaurant. The seating outside looked beautiful so we decided to check the menu first since we weren't sure how an italian restaurant in... More 

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Hellas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A nice atmosphere, polite and helpful staff, tasty food, but...no pizza in an Italian restaurant? After a long wait for my pizza, the waiter arrived and told me they had a problem with the pizza dough, they couldn't spread it, so I had to order something else. I am not a chef, but I know that making pizza dough is... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Everything in the Kariatis Restaurant is high class. From the nice welcome to the service it's 100% perfect, nothing is missing. The italian kitchen and the recently open Sushi Bar are a dream. The owners and the staff take care of every detail. This restaurant is a must by visiting Chania.

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

OK, it's not the cheapest restaurant in Chania Old Town, But.......this restaurant has to be tried at least once. The ambience, the selection of produce and beautiful menu is just amazing. In my 2 visits to Chania this year, in May and August, I ate her 5 times, as part of a large group and was NEVER disappointed with any... More 

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Brives-sur-Charente, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We are in crete celebrating my Birthday, looking for fine dining , wow what a find , the service was impeccable, polite, warm, yet professional and efficient. Our starter salad for two was full of fresh ingredients and dressed perfectly, it was a meal in itself, my steak (having lived in USA and eaten steak in the top steak houses)... More 

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CHANIA
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very good restaurant with very friendly staff! The food is very good and fresh! Height recommend to everyone who visit the old harbor!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

most expensive restaurant in Chania.good service reasonable food but probably overpriced still worth a visit

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ended up visiting this restaurant three times in the same week, so it must be good. The staff are very welcoming - to be fair, this is the same throughout Chania - but we were sold on the location and food. Kariatis is in the old Venetian harbour area, but slightly set back from the edge, which means that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went there a couple of times during our stay. It looks brand new - everything very well presented and huge emphasis on service. Food was very good - prices a little higher than usual for the area. One small thing is that the emphasis on service is a tad overdone - almost military which can be a little disconcerting.... More 

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Argostolion, Greece
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I dont know from where to start!Tastes?Wines?Menu?Friendliness?Value for money?Don't really know!Well its an amazing place to be and a must-to-dine restaurant!Just eat lobster with black rise and don't hesitate of its high price as it worth the last cent of it!Remarkable restaurant offering a thrilling experience of what food excellence could mean!Couple,friends and families can have their best eating experience... More 

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Additional Information about Kariatis

Address: Katechaki 12 | Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 055600
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

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