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Kariatis

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Katechaki 12 | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+30 2821 055600
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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 Sushi Bar will be open for the winter months from early November 2015.
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  • 354
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    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
The music!

Great food, wonderful atmosphere. I especially loved the background music. Would love to know what some of the songs were and how to hear them again. The salad (to share) and the pizza were delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary B
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, wonderful atmosphere. I especially loved the background music. Would love to know what some of the songs were and how to hear them again. The salad (to share) and the pizza were delicious.

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Thank Mary B
Munich, Germany
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service attentive, but food served almost 50 minutes after we were seated. Atmosphere lovely. Food could be better. Most dishes and wine very expensive. I wouldn't recommend it. Instead, try "Nesaki restaurant" in Kato Daratso area.

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Thank Markus M
Athens, Greece
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Amazing setting and service. run by proffessionals trying to fullfil everyones needs. Fantastic choices from the menu. We tried the sushi, excellent, fresh and very tastefull, fantastic salads, very big portions. Amazing selection on wines. Friendly staff. AMAZING CHOICE, DO NOT MISS.

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Thank Master T
Ashford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely restauant just off the hustle and bustle of the busy harbour, which is well worth taking the time to find. The food and service was excellent but a little slow. If you are in a hurry I suggest one of the "get em in and feed em fast" restaurants along the old harbour. However, if you... More 

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Thank Homerhammer
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is italien restaurant is a pearl in Chania. The food is really good, the service professional, the actual colours are great and what wraps it all up beautifully and seductively is the music they play in the loudspeakers, lovely lounge type music. I absolutely recommend this place. Do not leave Chania before you have had a meal here!

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Thank KirstenJo
PORTLAND
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We had an incredible meal here last night. We sat outside for most of the meal, but moved inside for dessert because it was quite chilly. The seafood pasta was delicious-it had a tomato base but it was very subtle. We also had the cheese, spinach and mushroom crepe with truffle oil and it was wonderful. The service was great,... More 

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Thank ROBIN S
Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Being Italian I found it very difficult to eat Italian cousin when abroad. I must say this restaurant was a nice surprise. The ambiance is modern and classy, service is very professional, dishes are delicious and original. Prices are a higher compared to what you can find in Chania, but for a romantic dinner this place will do.

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Thank giovanna g
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

This place can be called "restaurant " professionally! Unlike to some other places on the touristic harbor of chania. The food is great, even the sushi, nice and fresh. Pleasant atmosphere and service. Just a lack of Greek spirit, I guess it's target is more like Italian - modern restaurant.

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Thank scandic_jjokocha
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Having eaten here numerous times before , this visit to Chania was no different Two separate evenings enjoyed dinner outside on the terrace Fantastic food great service friendly helpful polite staff Will certainly return Thank you

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Thank Wayne G
England
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Although this restaurant is the most expensive we visited during our stay it was amazing. I had the Lobster and Langoustine Pasta - the best pasta dish I have ever had, the different tastes were brilliant and the service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Katechaki 12 | 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 11 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings

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 Sushi Bar will be open for the winter months from early November 2015.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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