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Defkalionos & Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2821 057035
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Melrose, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warm home-made bread and butter, dried olives and great specials are worth the trip. Courgette fritters, lamb or goat in cream/cheese sauce and decent Greek wines (try the Assyrtiko/Sauvignon blanc blend, or the Syrah/Mourvèdre red - very like southern Rhone Chateauneuf du Pape tbh) are all pretty good. Friendly, busy place, but they got the bill hopelessly wrong - we... More 

Thank Redclive
Athens Greece
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this restaurant, as do the discerning Chaniotiki (locals). There is no view - unless you are into car parks. But the food and service are outstanding. There is a choice of wine by the carafe, all good. They often bake their own bread. Wonderful choice of Greek food. Booking advised. Highly recommended

Thank AnEnglishmanInGreece
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Near the end of the harbor, in quiet place, excellent interior, friendly staff. Don't waste time on menu, just ask for the daily offer and you will find something for yourself. And prices are quite ok. Recommend

Thank Arbajram
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the manager of the Hotel Fortino just around the corner, so our first meal in Chania was at Chrisotomos. The setting--outdoor tables in front of the restaurant, which is slightly removed from the crush of tourist restaurants that line the harbor--was very nice; table service was top-notch. The entrees were delicious, but I will rave... More 

Thank John_B_in_SF
Alameda, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this little taverna and went there twice during our October 2016 stay in Chania. They serve the wonderful special salads of wild greens from the mountains of Crete that sustained the entire culture to survive the severe rationing during WWII. And we especially recommend the baked goat meat cooked in staka, and unique derivative from goat's milk cream... More 

Thank Jim D
Chania Town, Greece
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

without exaggeration, one of the best restaurants in Chania, the food is always well cooked, the room clean, the staff always smiling, the prices are a little high, if noticing that the score will catch the absolute

Thank Christos-Kerpetzis
Chorley, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a bit off the beaten track, set a couple of streets back from the inland end of the Venetian harbour. The food is very good, well made with fresh local ingredients. Many of the dishes are Cretan in origin and so just a bit different from the standard Greek fare. The bread is very fresh and home... More 

Thank BillyC40
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will not write about great service and rich menu -it was done by many others but I would like to review the lamb shop dish that was prepared absolutely perfect. I like lamb meat and preparing different dishes by myself but I can tell that I have not having such experience for many many years. It was so good... More 

Thank Dmitry B
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 7. The appetizers were good but no more than any other good taverna in the area. The steak arrived well done way over cooked. The chicken breast again over cooked and served dry and cold. The lamb with tomato tasted just like a basic dish.... And then when we asked for a side dish of... More 

Thank Hila K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and lovely Greek service. Very busy so book before you go. My family are crazy foodies and we shared 5 starters and 3 Main courses which were more than enough. enjoy xo

Thank Daniel H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $16
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Defkalionos & Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 057035

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?