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12 Katechaki | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 731 33, Greece
+30 2821 055600
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from the harbour but easy to find. The first evening we both ordered chicken dishes, well presented, hot and delicious. The second visit we had salmon and a pasta dish, again just lovely. Medium priced but very good value, waiters attentive and pleasant. Would recommend to all.

Thank lesleyd
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing service and amazing food!!! One of the best restaurants in a chania, we will come back for sure!!!

Thank Sofia P
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is good to return to place you have visited before and find it better than ever. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. I had organised flowers to be delivered to the table via the restaurant. They were superb. Food and service was excellent. It was a most enjoyable evening. We will definitely return.

Thank Michael M
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place got 273 euro out of my group of 5 people... they are quick talkers and don't provide a menu they sell the dishes... yes I know I should of asked but we got caught up in the salesman ship!! GET A MENU !!

Thank Tom P
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible way overpriced he's a great con artist and preys off of trying to be personable total scam do not eat at this restaurant if you value your pocketbook and read the menu don't let them tell you what they have. DO NOT GO HERE EVER!!!!

Thank Austin G
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Kariatis on my recent trip to Crete and it was by far my favourite meal. Unfortunately there was no gluten free pasta available as their order hadn’t arrived from the supplier but it was nice that they even offered it as an option and it meant they fully understood my dietary needs as a coeliac. I took a... More 

Thank GlutenFreeJC
Rutland, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Italian restaurant set back from the harbour. White is the all pervading theme in a fairly drab location but the staff are friendly and attentive. Food is fine but pretty basic Italian fare - large portions are intended to make up for a lack of refinement. By Chania standards this is probably fine dining and certainly makes a change from... More 

Thank Neil C
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pasta is light and delicious. We could only manage a main as the portions are a good size. We experimented a bottle of local white wine rather than the house wine and it was lovely. I had the meatballs and spaghetti and my partner had creamed salmon. Both were cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is nice and the service... More 

Thank Zoe A
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, tastey Italian food and polite, professional service. Good value for money too. A much better option than any of the tacky, touristy places along the water front.

Thank Liam K
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to Chania for a number of years and found this restaurant of one of our first trips into Chania. We love it one of the best Italian restaurants we have eaten in. We return at least once of every visit to this area , it's one not to miss great food and service , enjoy!

Thank lovekalives

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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
$17 - $50
Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?