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The Harbor | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+30 2821 055600
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Beautiful, stylish restaurant built on the old Kastelli wall in the...
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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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 14
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good italian

A comprehensive selection of dishes, and all five of us were impressed with the quality. Portion sizes generous. Very popular when we ate, and whenever we walked by, so booking might be sensible. However, not one to visit if you want a pleasant view, and fairly pricey. Do not accept credit cards... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
NigeH
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A comprehensive selection of dishes, and all five of us were impressed with the quality. Portion sizes generous. Very popular when we ate, and whenever we walked by, so booking might be sensible. However, not one to visit if you want a pleasant view, and fairly pricey. Do not accept credit cards - wonder why ?

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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant a few times before and really liked it. This time around however, was not as impressed. The restaurant has an expensive look to it although the prices range from average to expensive, depending on what you have. On our first visit, this time, my daughter was extremely disappointed that they did not have lasagne, despite being... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very good food and even pizza very good!!!!! Less fish then other restaurants but very mediterrean kitchen. Try It!!!!

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

kariatis is the paul bocuse in chania with italian taste and greek chef!!!recommended without any second thought!!!...the personel proffesional and smiling with cretan hospitality and correct ((distance)) with the client..the quality of the food is logical compare with the prices....one of the must! restaurants in crete...and i have visit quite a lot of them ...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We cant visit Crete and not visit this place. The seafood pasta is simply supurb, as is the rest of the menu. Staff are so very proffesional and as we have been there on 3 separate years now we know that most of them have been there all that time. On this trip my wift happened to mention that she... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The first thing you notice are the Mediterranean colors and the nice soft music. Very polite welcome at the entrance. We were early informed that they don't accept any kinds of credit cards which gave us a bad first impression. We tried a few starters before the main. They were all excellent and the portions were adequate. The salad was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Our family ate here before viewing the GAA match in the pub next door! The food was so fantastic, beautiful drinks and gorgeous food & great view of the port. Staff so attentive and the whole experience was first class. We would definitely return had we more time.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Kariatis is located near the Harbour in Chania. It serves good Italian food. We had an excellent meal there on a hot night in July. Of particular note was a beautiful salad that came laden with berries and pomegranate seeds. The seafood pasta was also very good, though typical for an Italian restaurant. The Pizza was also worth trying. All... More 

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Huge white coloured restaurant with diferent table areas, all of them well iluminated. Very professional service, with apropriate uniforms, fluent english and permanent smile. Quite fast. Tapas welcome. Good italian pasta in big portions and variety of antipasti. Free desert&raki. Fair price.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is the no1 restaurant of chania!totally recomended if you want to eat great quality of food amd well cooked!litl expensive but worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Harbor | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 055600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 to 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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