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Food & Restaurants

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Chania has a rich food and restaurants scene, as well as a strong café culture. You can always enjoy a copious breakfast in the city, a good brew, and a hearty meal. Many restaurants endure the test of time, staying in business ages due to the locals’ commitment to tradition and quality. Cretan’s know good food, eat well, and love to share. Tavernas sell meze-style portions, while modern restaurant will welcome you with elaborate a la carte menus. Whatever you like to eat, you will enjoy food in Chania.

Choose any restaurant or taverna in the port: they all have fresh fish and they cook it to perfection. But if you want to enjoy a historic hangout, here are our top pics:

Tholos Restaurant

A beautiful eatery in the Old Town behind the Presentation of the Virgin Mary Holy Metropolitan Church, serving traditional Cretan fare.

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Semiramis Restaurant

Dine at Semiramis Restaurant in the evening to enjoy live music in a traditional Cretan ambiance. Their Greek menu features several locals’ favorites.

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Tamam Restaurant

Operating since 1982 in the Old Port of Chania, Tamam offers traditional fare inspired by Greek Sunday dinners. Housed in the building of a former Venetian public bathhouse.

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