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The Harbor | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+30 2821 055600
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 232
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    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
Tastiest meal I have ever experienced

My sister and I had three meals at Kariatis whilst visiting Xania. The pork fillet with parmesan and spinach sauce was so delicious and beautifully presented that I will go back soon when I return to Greece. The service was excellent. The interior is warm and very comfortable. Well done to all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Teresa D
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My sister and I had three meals at Kariatis whilst visiting Xania. The pork fillet with parmesan and spinach sauce was so delicious and beautifully presented that I will go back soon when I return to Greece. The service was excellent. The interior is warm and very comfortable. Well done to all involved in producing such delightful meals with good... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Having booked a table for 10 , we were all looking forward to some great salad and pasta as Kariatis is klnown for. It all started bad while placing our order with our waitor repeating " HA?" instead of " excuse ,me ? ' over and over again... Anyhow ,to make a long story short, little did we know that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had a wonderful dinner at this establishment. The portions were great and the food was presented very well. I enjoyed the colors, flavors, and service. This place comes highly recommended for groups or a nice dinner for two.

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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 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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