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Kariatis

Katechaki 12 | Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+(30)2821055600
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Ranked #12 of 287 restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
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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.
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Fleury, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

One of the best restaurants we visited during our stay in greece. Superb pizza's. Wonderfull chicken pomodorini, fantastic spaghetti di mare. We got this adres from Maria in Milos and we'll be back tonight. A little bit more expensive then the average greek food restaurants, but worth every penny. And the staff is super friendly.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is our 4th vist to Chania and each time we visit this restaurant at least twice during our stay. We enjoyed a fantastic meal there last night, absolutely first class. They did not have the wine we ordered but a substitute was offered and was more than acceptable, unfortunately they did not have a second bottle so we made... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We accidentally came across this restaurant. Although pricey the service and food were excellent. Dishes were a great mix of flavours, served piping hot and plentiful. We would most definitely return.

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Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Once again we visited Chania for 2 weeks and Kariatis was visited 6 or 7 times during our stay. And once again it was most satisfactory. Delicious food, good wine, coffee and refreshments together with the surroundings and the pleasant staff, the visits were made cozy, romantic and well worth the money! We will be back many times when we... More

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Bolton , England
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We chose Kariatis from the reviews I had read before we left. Having eaten in 14 different restaurants during our recent stay this was by far the best meal we had and wasn’t the most expensive. It’s very classy from the outside and the service is polished, professional and friendly. It would not be out of place in any major... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This has to be one of the best restaurants in Chania. A quiet location just set back from the marina, this was a great find and we've been going back there for 10 years. The food is delicious. I just love the background music, it's perfect for the setting. And a lovely sweet wine with chocolates for dessert, makes a... More

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Kent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just average food.Slightly pretentious.Not good value.The service was if they were doing you a favour.

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Carmel24, Owner at Kariatis, responded to this review

This review was submitted the same day as one other review which (coincidentally) was also for another Italian restaurant in Chania town which has a much less favourable reputation. Both these recent reviews have been written SIX years after only one other previous review ever submitted by this particular reviewer, all this in itself appears rather suspicious. Their review is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

All in all, this was a very nice experience. Tucked away a bit from the tourists in a calm area, with some of the best food on Crete, polite waiters and a romantic mediterranean atmosphere, this is probably one of the better restaurants of Crete, especially if you want italian or continental food for a change. Everything from appetizers to... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were recommended this Restaurant by the Barman of our hotel. He said it was really good. He was not lying. just off the harbour in a quiet location. We were celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary, I must admit I can not think of anywhere else to celebrate the next other than at kariatis. The food and wine were amazing,... More

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Ebeltoft, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well - maybe its a bit awkward to go to an italian restaurant when your visiting Crete, but this one is absolutely a must-go. Located at the harbour - but a little away from all the touristtraps. Nice sourroundings and very good italian food - dont miss out on the pasta with seafood! If your into a little lighter food,... More

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