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chania | February 10, 2022

The best spots to eat in Chania

Ever wanted to visit a traditional Greek taverna in Chania or even a fancy restaurant. Chania is the perfect destination for all food lovers as it combines  the best of both culinary worlds. That of the traditional word renowned Cretan cuisine with that of cutting-edge tastes and forward thinking dining experiences.

Here are some of our top picks of the best places to eat while in Chania.

Provlita – Kalyves
Sea side dining Tavern

A traditional and quaint sea-side tavern on the edge of the water in the village of Kalyves. Their family run business has been serving fresh fish and sea-food for years and attracts local and island visitors year after year. Open all year round, Provlita offers the best spot to enjoy traditional Cretan cuisine within the authentic village of Kalyves.

Periplous – Halepa
Sea side dining Restuarant

Perhaps one of the most unforgettable dinner settings on the island, the relatively new and wonderful Periplous Restaurant offers a super dining experience not to be missed when visiting Chania particularly at sundown.

Paired with an incredible and very knowledgeable sommelier, taste the depths of the Cretan sea paired with a selection of wonderful foreign and Cretan wines.  Local, pure and sustainable produce set the tone for the evening in their open-kitchen restaurant. Head chef Christos Saridakis, along with his team, creates a lovely  journey into the taste of Crete.

Pallas – Chania Old Town Harbor
The Ventian lighthouse as your backdrop

One of the trendiest and oldest hot spots in Chania, Pallas is a great and trusted stop for locals and island visitors for a lovely brunch, tasty laid-back lunch with the famous Venetian lighthouse as your backdrop. What more romantic than a special dinner on their balcony? Loved by the trendy locals, Pallas combines Cretan dining with international cuisine and even has a wide selection of sushi dishes. Make sure to try a cocktail before you leave!

Salis – Chania Old Town Harbor
A restuarant with an old tale of Chania

Salis, has the most extensive wine list of Crete, offering contemporary local dishes from farm to table. Their organic vegetables are farmed specifically for their dishes and the interiors gives all diners a peek into their extensive cellar housing wines over from all corners of the earth. Make sure to try their wonderful warm broccoli salad or even order a bottle of wine form their extensive encyclopedia of wine lists.

Maiami – Koum Kapi
The new artistic brasserie hotspot in town

Owned by the same owners of Salis, Maiami is the new hotspot in town with a wonderful new contemporary dining experience that combines art and dining in one. Savour your meals served on the artistic plates created and designed by Alexandra Manousaki and enjoy the atmosphere of the brasserie that resembles an art gallery housing all her works of art and vision. Make sure to try the warm spinach and artichoke dip before you leave and a bottle of Nostos Pink, a tasty rose from the vineyards of the Manousakis Winery.

Tamam – Old Town Chania
Be transported back into another era

In the backstreets of the Venetian harbor, Tamam is a local restaurant with a unique atmosphere and menu touching on Ottoman and Turkish flavors. An old European style of the decor will bring you to another era. The menu offers simple Mediterranean food with traditional Greek dishes and local specialties.

Ginger Concept – Old Town Chania
A hidden gem away from the crowds

Hidden in the backstreets of Chania and away from the crowds, Ginger concept offers a light and pleasant outdoor seating environment to enjoy a crisp glass of wine and light meal, surrounded by the charming buildings of an era gone. Try their lovely brunch menu as well as refreshing breakfast cocktails and smoothies