We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

We visited this bookstore in September and were so delighted to find historical books about Crete... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Dawlish, United Kingdom
An unexpected find!

Who would have thought that a bookstore in the heart of the tourist madness would be a worthwhile... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Bridport, Vermont
Read all 17 reviews
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 10, 2018
Jul 27, 2018
“An unexpected find!”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
57 Akti Koudourioti | Old Venetian Port, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
+30 2821 086904
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Chania Town
from $92.30
More Info
from $92.30
More Info
from $102.68
More Info
Reviews (17)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We visited this bookstore in September and were so delighted to find historical books about Crete. We were particularly interested in how many of this interesting subject the book store had and so recommend it highly. There are a few book stores in Chania but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Seasandzzz
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Who would have thought that a bookstore in the heart of the tourist madness would be a worthwhile stop? Well this little bookstore has a surprising rich collection of books on Greece, Crete, and the Mediterranean region. If a museum or historical site has piqued...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank zaccora
Reviewed May 31, 2018

What an excellent little bookshop this is, discovered quite by accident, but prompting a lengthy stay, while we browsed the shelves. I was particularly impressed by the range of titles concerned with events in Crete during WWII, with a range of titles I have never...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Mediterraneo Bookstore caries a substantial assortment of books on the history of Chania, Crete, and Greece, particularly World War II and the Battle of Crete, plus travel books and Greek classics in English, like Zorba the Greek. Great reading on vacation. Located on the historic...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank CTHSherry
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We visited this little bookstore twice and bought five books. The selection was mainly targeted for tourists, but it was very interesting. Prices were reasonable.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank FromJarvenpera
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

The book I wanted was not available on the Internet and it is out if print. The Mediterraneo Bookstore had it in stock, brand new and very reasonably priced. The lady also gave me lots a additional information about the author and the availability of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Robin W
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Travelling with a 13-year-old Percy Jackson fan can be a little wearing. The hourly updates and mini-seminars on Greek gods begins to grate. Imagine how happy I was to find this bookshop and how I delighted in the ensuing peace. I purchased two books (and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kim M
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I first visited this beautifully presented bookshop two years ago. It has not changed. Costas the manager is very helpful and in addition to English also speaks Italian. Everything you need for your holiday. Cretan guides, beautiful notebooks and calendars as gifts (especially cat ones)....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank jillianarb
Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you've lost your Blue Guide to Crete (that's us!), want a choice of walking guides or just a good range of general guides to Crete, I highly recommend this as a place to start. Most of the English titles are actually a little cheaper...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank ChrissDiss
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,546 nearby hotels
Amphora Hotel
320 reviews
.03 miles away
El Greco Hotel
186 reviews
.03 miles away
Casa Veneta
412 reviews
.04 miles away
Elia Palazzo Hotel
151 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,362 nearby restaurants
468 reviews
.05 miles away
365 reviews
.02 miles away
Arismari Cretan Creative Cuisine
889 reviews
.02 miles away
Pulse Vegan-Vegetarian
61 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,854 nearby attractions
Etz Hayyim Synagogue
75 reviews
.15 miles away
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
1,195 reviews
.13 miles away
Hassan Pascha Mosque
526 reviews
.11 miles away
Byzantine/Post-Byzantine Collection
51 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mediterraneo Bookstore staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines