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The Harbor | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+30 2821 055600
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 229
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
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Had to wait for too long (45min) at the bar even though we have already made a reservation. Nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had to wait for too long (45min) at the bar even though we have already made a reservation. Nice atmosphere.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was there on Valentine’s Day and the weather was terrible. I tried to book a table through e-mail, but there were no answer. Still, I got a table and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. The staff was friendly and efficient and served the guests in chronological order. I asked for the wifi code and got it quickly. I... More 

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Cheshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

5 of us went for a meal here for our second visit just before Christmas. It was as good as we remembered. Great atmosphere, delicious food, but above all a fabulous service by all the staff. They're hugely attentive, but not in your face. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for - it is worth the extra... More 

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Chania, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Tip: Book! The upstairs dining area with its Knossos style decor makes for a special ambiance particularly suited to a special night out. If you order from the pasta/pizza section of the menu your night out does not need to very expensive. Good food, attentive staff and nice atmosphere with a good menu range. Staff are delighted to help with... More 

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New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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