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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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  • 232
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  • 81
    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
Amazing !!

Please eat here and get the lobster and truffle wild rice... perfection. We had two pasta dishes and they were mind blowingly good ... You can taste the quality in the pasta and in all of the ingredients. I'll be back to Chania, just to eat here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Nikki C
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Please eat here and get the lobster and truffle wild rice... perfection. We had two pasta dishes and they were mind blowingly good ... You can taste the quality in the pasta and in all of the ingredients. I'll be back to Chania, just to eat here!

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Alesund, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Everything is perfect....love the banoffee for the dessert. My favourite dishes are is Spaghetti Fruttid e Mare

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great food in a contemporary atmosphere. Attentive & helpful service, good range of drinks, and a nice ambience. Well worth a meal or two!!

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worcester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The food here is awesome! We visited several times and ate Bruschetta, garlic bread, pizza, linguini with chicken and spaghetti Bolognaise. The food is so tasty and there is a good choice on the menu. The wine menu is spectacular too! The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff are friendly. The restaurant is just away from the main harbour and... More 

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Stockholm
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Don't miss this restaurant! The food is one of the best Italian food I have eaten. The menu is extensive and you have plenty to choose from. The service is great and the setting is lovely! We ate pasta, risotto, salad and dessert and everthing we ate was excellent! It was actually so good that we returned to this restaurant... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food here was AMAZING and the service wasn't too shabby either. We were just walking around looking for a place to eat dinner and we liked there menu options, different from the usual places in Chania old town. We ordered several different items and the dishes were huge totally unexpected, we had to ask to take some of it... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

excellent Italian restaurant tucked away in a quiet spot away from the bustle of the main harbour. Favourite meals of the week, returned for second visit ,very friendly and attentive staff, cool jazz background music, not a bad course served in the two visits for 3 of us . Highly recommended

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

When we come to Chania we always visit this restaurant. On this occasion it was my wife's birthday which tells you I was certain the food and service would be good. It was.

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Athens, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner! Loved the setting, the extended menu, the friendly but professional service! Would certainly recommend it!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Rigatoni with gorgonzola and crepe with chorizo both excellent and plentiful, very good value. Service was perhaps a little too attentive- wine was poured every 2 minutes it seemed! Overall a lovely evening, they made it feel a special occasion.

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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

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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