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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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    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
4.5 a delightful interlude

Just sitting one street back from the Town Quay, Kariatis had a great reputation and did not disappoint. Three of us shared appetisers including a lovely tuna tartare and then had three different mains. I had a pork fillet, which was so large, I could only eat a third of it. (We took the rest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Giffoni
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sydney
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188 reviews 188 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Just sitting one street back from the Town Quay, Kariatis had a great reputation and did not disappoint. Three of us shared appetisers including a lovely tuna tartare and then had three different mains. I had a pork fillet, which was so large, I could only eat a third of it. (We took the rest home.) All the dishes were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for a birthday meal as it is notably more expensive than other restaurants in chania and wanted something special. The restaurant is just off the 'harbour strip' and therefore the view from outside doesn't really amount to much. The inside of the restaurant is modern, clean and beautifully decorated, we decided to sit inside. Although there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We sat outside with a view into the kitchen where the chef was preparing fresh pizza dough! Excellent service and very friendly staff who are attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious! We had the pesto and tomato flat bread starter, which was big enough for two and just bursting with flavour. The menu is excellent - a huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Been to Chania for holiday the past 12 years and always paid Kariatis a visit a least one or two times each year and they never let us down 😀 always great service and food.. Se you in 6 weeks!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant regularly for 9 years and have always had excellent meals and service. Wonderful tender steaks full of flavour, great pasta and salads. Always consistently excellent.

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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, The Netherlands
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31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As a family of 6 we arrived last minute. A few tables where set up on the terrace overlooking the square. Pizza, risotto, potatoes al forno, pasta, crème brulde and ice-cream. All very tasty. Great wine list and wine knowledge. We had an enjoyable evening. Recommendable.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?