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12 Katechaki | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 731 33, Greece
+30 2821 055600
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Sun 13:30 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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Chania Town, Greece
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered bruschetta, Gorganzola gnocchi, tortellini spinach parmesan, and a bottle of the little Prince red wine with tiramisu. All very, VERY GOOD. Our number one is Don Rosarios. ...but this is a strong #2!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is fantastic and the service is great. More expensive than some of the other restaurants in the area but definitely worth it. The menu is extensive and makes it difficult to chose what to order.

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Vancouver
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234 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was our best meal in Chania. It is a little higher end than most of the restaurants there and is slightly out of the way though some of the outdoor tables have a little bit of a water view. The service is friendly but professional and the food was very good. My husband and I shared a salad and... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This place is right by the dock of the old harbour in Hania. It does not offer a direct view to the sea, but it more than makes up for it with the nice atmosphere in the outdoors tables, or the interesting modern decoration inside. The menu is Italian and my personal choice was more than satisfying. The serving was... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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190 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food in Kariatis is really top notch. Three of us recently ate there and all enjoyed our food immensely. One person had a steak with blue cheese sauce which was lovely, another had the black pasta with lobster and shrimp which they really enjoyed and I had orzo with fillet steak in a tomato sauce which was superb. With... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant after trying to find a recommended one which was closed. So happy we did!! Excellent service from the outset, awesome wine list and the food was spot on. We had asparagus and mozzarella wrapped in Parma ham as a starter which was to die for. Then both had steak with pastry. The whole ambience and style... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a passenger on our flight. Cool evening so we sat inside and loved the atmosphere and chilled background music which was a kind of soft jazz. Food and service were excellent as was the house wine. Portions extremely generous. A perfect venue for a special occasion.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We rarely leave reviews, only if somewhere is exceptional or terrible. Unfortunately this is the latter. We have just left the restaurant after what I must say was excellent food, the best at this end of the harbour. However the service was almost laughable! They were rude, short and generally thinking they were doing you a favour, it gave us... More 

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Sussex
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Whenever we visit Chania, we always make sure we have at least one meal here as the food and service are superb. When lots of other restaurants have let their standards decline, Kariatis never disappoints. It's not cheap, but you really do get what you pay for.... My pudding was so beautiful we had to take a picture of it... More 

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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Although a little more expensive than most restaurants in Chania it was well worth it. Lovely place tastefully decorated Service was ok also . Pizza was thin and crispy and pasta fresh and tasty. Nice bottled house wine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
Cuisine
Pizza, Sushi, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:30
Thursday
18:30 - 23:30
Friday
18:30 - 23:30
Saturday
18:30 - 23:30
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
Description
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. During the winter months we will be seducing sushi lovers with our sensational sushi. Kariatis also offers an extensive selection of award-winning Greek and International wines from around the world.

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