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Kariatis

Katechaki 12 | Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+(30)2821055600
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Ranked #11 of 227 restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Norfolk, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Chania. The fillets are a thing of beauty. I don't have anything really negative to say and the service always seems to be exceptional. Kudos...

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Modi, Chania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have been going to Kariatis in Chania for thirteen years and would highly recommend it. Both the food and the service are excellent and I would advise booking as the restaurant does get busy, even out of season. A little more expensive than tavernas, but still reasonable if you compare it to a similar restaurant in the UK. There... More

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Cheshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Dined at the restaurant in February. Didn't have to make a reservation, but the restaurant did get quite busy later on despite being out of season. I would imagine it gets very busy in summer. We sat upstairs in the room with the star lights in the ceiling. The service was impeccable, and the food was absolutely delicious. We thought... More

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Crete, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Since arriving in Crete 7 years ago we searched for the 'special' restaurant for those important occasions - birthdays, anniversary etc. Silver service restaurants are few and far between here and those that promised such often disappointed with lacklustre service and less than top notch food. We found Kariatis about 3 years ago and have been there a number of... More

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Chania Town, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Great starters! Staff very polite and considerate, our one main dish of pasta was not all that - however it was a nice overall experience we will be eating there again.

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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It was a nice evenig with well cooked food and quite tasty plates. The service was satisfing but the kitchen was a bit slow.We were not in a hurry so there was no problem. The prices are not low but you enjoy your dinner so you don't think of it.

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Chania Town, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very good food,lovely ambiance,service excellent,Tables good size and can cope with all dishes and drinks you order,very busy and booking recommended

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West Orange NJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We loved Kariatis and dined there twice during a recent stay in Crete. Food and service were top notch and we left each night quite pleased. Pasta and pizza were great and we loved the atmosphere.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A real Italian flavour near the Harbour front in Chania. Fantastic food and great service. The fillet are tender and no need here for a steak knife. Portions are just right. Highly recommend the gnocci starter and The Fillet with mushrooms fois gras and a super tasting savoury sauce. The Banoffee desert was a favourite amongst our group. I would... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Very good food satisfied with the service but very expensive.1.30 Euro for the bread its too much and was the only restaurant who we have to pay for the bread....

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