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48 Portou | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
+30 2821 076261
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chania harbour is awash with restaurants all trying to pull you in. It is very difficult to get comfortable with the jostling. We walked to the end of the harbour and went into a local bar. They recommended Portes, a small place set a road back from the front. A great recommendation. You can't book and it was crowded with... More 

Thank Julian P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate at Portes last night.The food did not disappoint. We had lunch there earlier in the week and decided to reserve a table a few days later. We received a really warm welcome on our return visit. My husband had lamb with yogurt and I had the beef in red wine. Both our dishes were slow cooked and melted in... More 

Thank LettyK_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant is set in a beautiful and quiet street. We ordered about five dishes to share. All of them were great. "A dip of the sea" was sort of a sampler with anchovies ("gravos"?) with a great non-salty taste. The octopus carpaccio was quite innovative as well as the stuffed zucchini flowers. The food was also nicely displayed and... More 

Thank falcao9
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice food and good choices. On a place away from the sea not so easy to find. We liked this. Our best dinner in Chania agreed with everyone. The quality of the food was very high and tasty.

Thank GreetCoop
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you can find traditional dishes (such as boureki and kaltsounia among others) as well as more creative ideas with cretan ingredients. We ordered 4 starters and 4 main dishes, all of them ranging from good to excellent in taste. Quantities very reasonable, maybe more on the bigger side. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Giannist000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, friendly service, reasonable prices. I liked the salad with grilled vegetables, krasomezes and the oven lamb. "Apaki pie" and "kaltsounia with malama cheese and honey" are delicious and highly recommend.

Thank Vaggelis B
Limassol, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant after reading very good reviews on tripadvisor. Who is writing these reviews only God knows. They bring you olives and bread for starter which they charge you afterwards (as many times as the people being served, for example 1 euX3)!! A completely indifferent staff who are gathering at one point and talk and laugh instead... More 

Thank Anne M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service. Good food. I ordered the fish of the day. It was presented simply and tasted very fresh. A lovely lunch! :)

Thank wisetravelbug
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was quick and friendly and the food of excellent quality. The highlight was the grilled lamp chops which were bursting with flavour and juiciness. We were given complementary dessert, which was skilfully made. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

Thank Stauroula P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fantastic. Very food traditional dishes. Great Fish but also great mousaka. We cane here for the First time At mid vacation and we came back three times in four remaining days. Addicting. Don't lose it if you come to Chania.

Thank lorenzo g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $17
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Portou | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 076261
This small family owned restaurant is located on Portou Street.The alley leading to it is decorated with charming old doors as the name "PORTES" means doors.The Irish owner/chef offers her customers a blend of trend and tradition with her unique recipes.All ingredients are fresh,seasonal,local and bought daily.Recipes are designed depending on the season and availability therefore be sure to checkout the blackboard displaying new dishes and daily specials."Portes" also offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.We open our doors each day to welcome and please our customers.

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