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Any tavernas of other venues in Chania or vicinity that have authentic Greek music? Going to Chania in a week or so and will have a car.

Also , when visited Chania some 20 years ago I remember a quarter that was known as the "red lights" area. Is it still there?

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1. Re: rembetiko

There is a traditional taverna in Armeni that makes traditional Greek and Cretan evenings. And for sure there are some bars, but keep in mind , night life starts late in Greece. What you mean with red light area, like in Amsterdam, well I dont think it is there

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When we were in Chania a couple of years ago we often went to a small place called `Cafe Kriti` at the eastern end of town near the harbour. We were made very welcome even though we were often the only tourists there. They play cretan music live most nights & things get going later in the evening, Drinks & ouzo/raki are available with Mezes if required. 12barbluesman

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I recommend Lemonia in Kato Stalos - Agias Marinas. The owner, the staff, the ambience, and finally food in incredible. I would go back on Crete just to have dinner in LEMONIA!!! Check the link:


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Cafe Kriti is at 22 Kalergon, the street behind and parallel to the harbour, near the Venetian arsenali. They don't get started until 9pm, and it doesn't get really lively until around 11. They play Cretan music, not Rembetika which, strictly speaking is the music of the cities of mainland Greece - Piraeus/Athens in particular.

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