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“Great local food and friendly owner”
Review of Achilleas

Achilleas
Ranked #61 of 426 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great local food and friendly owner”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Away from the busy harbour is the local tavern recommended by our hotel staff. It was definitely worth the walk - best seafood meal in our short 3-day trip. The owner of the restaurant was immensely helpful with our order and made wonderful recommendations.

For 15 euros per head we had a great variety of dishes!

I fully recommend the shrimp in garlic sauce dish as well as their octopus!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jenlaaa
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Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“At last a reliable traditional Greek fish taverna!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Away from the madding crowd of the Venetian Harbour we enjoyed wonderful fish and vegetable dishes, in the quiet of Nea Chora, at Achilleas. Charming and efficient service and a fabulous view over the sea. Get to Nea Chora early enough to watch the sunset when you are sipping your apero! Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Christine E
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Wroclaw, Poland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Awesome...!!!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We spent in Chania 10 days and during this time we visited most of the local restaurants. We found Achilleas the best one. Delicious food, nice atmosphere, close to the sea and not very expensive. 10-12 Euros per meal. We were very surprise with service. Waiter took us to the kitchen where we were able to choose the fish that we wanted to eat and helped us to make the best choice. Thanks for such friendly approach. When we are in Chania- we will definitely come back!

  • Visited August 2013
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Groningen, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Great place for a lunch”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch at Achilleas and this was very pleasant. We were surpised by the greek salad. Apart from the usual ingredients, it had patatoes and some herbs in it. Actually quite pleasant. The fresh calamares were just wonderful as was the tsatsike. The location at the end of the new harbour has a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Movemania
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Thessaloniki, Greece
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“the food was ok,the place nothing special”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

It is just an average greek tavern. I ate there once and i would not suggest it as an option especially if your schedule is restricted.There are so many other better food-choices in chania. I did not like the environment at all, it was like we were eating on the road and the too much-lighting was annoying. The food was ok, we ordered sea-food, salads, potatoes etc. I can not say they were bad, but nothing really memorable or worth-speaking. Not to mention,that i found it a bit expensive.I am really surprised that it is so high in trip advisor. Maybe i will give it another chance some time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank MARIA s
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