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12 Katechaki | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 731 33, Greece
+30 2821 055600
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Heraklion, Greece
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is right by the dock of the old harbour in Hania. It does not offer a direct view to the sea, but it more than makes up for it with the nice atmosphere in the outdoors tables, or the interesting modern decoration inside. The menu is Italian and my personal choice was more than satisfying. The serving was... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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188 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food in Kariatis is really top notch. Three of us recently ate there and all enjoyed our food immensely. One person had a steak with blue cheese sauce which was lovely, another had the black pasta with lobster and shrimp which they really enjoyed and I had orzo with fillet steak in a tomato sauce which was superb. With... More 

Thank Polisgirl
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant after trying to find a recommended one which was closed. So happy we did!! Excellent service from the outset, awesome wine list and the food was spot on. We had asparagus and mozzarella wrapped in Parma ham as a starter which was to die for. Then both had steak with pastry. The whole ambience and style... More 

Thank lasagnebance
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a passenger on our flight. Cool evening so we sat inside and loved the atmosphere and chilled background music which was a kind of soft jazz. Food and service were excellent as was the house wine. Portions extremely generous. A perfect venue for a special occasion.

Thank hollytreebarbara
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We rarely leave reviews, only if somewhere is exceptional or terrible. Unfortunately this is the latter. We have just left the restaurant after what I must say was excellent food, the best at this end of the harbour. However the service was almost laughable! They were rude, short and generally thinking they were doing you a favour, it gave us... More 

1 Thank Warls80
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit Chania, we always make sure we have at least one meal here as the food and service are superb. When lots of other restaurants have let their standards decline, Kariatis never disappoints. It's not cheap, but you really do get what you pay for.... My pudding was so beautiful we had to take a picture of it... More 

Thank TheReedies
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although a little more expensive than most restaurants in Chania it was well worth it. Lovely place tastefully decorated Service was ok also . Pizza was thin and crispy and pasta fresh and tasty. Nice bottled house wine

Thank Susan1960x
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking something different from the Cretan cuisine, this is the right place. We have ordered 2 gluten and 2 gluten free pasta and there were delicious. They have many many options of pasta sauces The only disadvantage is the little slow service. They have to be faster.

Thank PACO_fa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for pizza after reading the recommendations of others. Set in what I feel was the nicest part of chania away from the more touristy bars a quiet location just back from the waterfront. Food excellent and nice choice of wines!

Thank C-lo1232
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The TripAdvisor reviews were right, as usual--this place has excellent food! We ended up eating there three times during our stay in Chania. The focaccia with pesto & sun- dried tomato appetizer was extremely tasty! The garlic bread & bruschetta were great too! All of the pasta dishes we had were excellent--perfectly spiced. This chef knows what he's doing! Great... More 


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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $49
Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Katechaki | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 731 33, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 055600
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. Also serves fresh filleted fish dishes including sea bass, salmon and tuna and lots of luscious seafood pasta and risotto dishes. Kariatis also offers an extensive selection of award-winning Greek and International wines from around the world.

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