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The Harbor | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+30 2821 055600
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 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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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
The best ravioli ever

Been here twice. Last visit three years ago, remember the staff discussing between themselves whether the wine was good or not, ended with a new bottle and a lot of fun! This time all was fine. The ravioli was as good as it gets! Will try to taste it once more before leaving Crete!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Been here twice. Last visit three years ago, remember the staff discussing between themselves whether the wine was good or not, ended with a new bottle and a lot of fun! This time all was fine. The ravioli was as good as it gets! Will try to taste it once more before leaving Crete!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Once again we visited on our anniversary (19th June 2015) It truly is a wonderful restaurant close to the marina of Chania. The food and service are totally the opposite in my opinion to all the rest around the marina. No gimmicks of photos of the food you are likely not going to get. If you really want a treat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Kariatis is an excellent Italian restaurant that offer gluten free spaghetti too. The food was very tasty with good prices. Very good service with friendly staff. Hi recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

"I have never tasted so good and fresh pasta". Deliciously and delicate Pizza. Wonderful salad, homemade bread and good vine. Perfect timing off serving the food and so nice staff. This Restaurant I will recommend everyone to take a visit.

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Agii Apostoli, Chania, Crete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

excellent food and excelent wine. The staff is also very kind and helpuf. It is a little bit expencive but totally worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a very enjoyable dinner in this place, particularly my wife liked their lobster risotto. An elegant place, not cheap, but worth its money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Loved the setting and the restaurant design. The food was excellent. Service very slow at first but with some prompting speeded up. Very friendly and helpful with children. Tommy's Margarita recommended!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Recommended by our hotel which was just as well as we would never have spotted this restaurant ourselves as tucked away behind the building being renovated in front of it. Not a great outlook but the food more than made up for it. It was just beautifully presented, delicious and we were spoilt for choice. The deserts were amazing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

excellend service and wine, the pizza is perfect we go there for dinner and enjoy the music the food and the service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Food here is gorgeous and staff are lovely. Everything oozes luxury except the price. There are expensive things on the menu but a meal for 2 with drinks is approximately £30. We visit each time we are in Chania and will be going again this August.

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Additional Information about Kariatis

Address: The Harbor | Old Harbour, 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 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
Average Prices: USD $9 to $28
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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