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Aptera Restaurant

Main Street Aptera Square | Aptera Apokoronou, Aptera, Crete 730 03, Greece
+30 2825 031313
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Main Street Aptera Square | Aptera Apokoronou, Aptera, Crete 730 03, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited prior to walking around the Aptera archeological sites to fuel us on our way Delicious local cuisine served by an enthusiastic matriarch keen to ensure we were ready for the task ahead

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We stopped by chance after visiting the nearby ruins of Aptera on a Thursday late lunch time. The smell of cooking was gorgeous. Service was friendly and polite just what you want. The meals were so taste, I had Butterbean stew which Crete is famous...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We've visited the Chania end of Crete 5 times now over the past decade. There is one place that makes us feel like we've someone returned home: Aptera Taverna. It's location, with panoramic views over the valley to Stylos and beyond is a delight. So...More

Thank TripMember111420141
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Very tasteful dishes, friendly atmosphere. We have visisted the place several times and always had the same opinion

Thank Wojtek A
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Main meal Flavour mix and balance is special. Recommend not leaving before you tried the baklava ! Only 30 mins trip out of Chania with opportunity to visit the Ancient Aptera.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We had 2 evenings here and had a great time each night.Excellent service made to feel like a local .The food, both Fish and local dishes are superb.Good value to boot. All fresh locally sourced , yes you can tell! The atmosphere is fabulous too,...More

Thank MarkPGloucestershire
Reviewed 22 September 2017

After visiting the ancient ruins in Aptera it is well worth stopping for a bite to eat here. The restaurant is run by the lady owner who prepares, cooks and serves the food. The menu is on a black board which shows what has been...More

Thank GarethSimmons
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The food is beautiful and very reasonable priced, the staff couldn't be more friendly hence why we have been coming to this restaurant for the past 25 years of visiting Crete. Proper traditional Cretan food in a beautiful setting.

Thank gabb101
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Ask for the day menu even in the evening, best home made Cretan food we have had, chicken falls off the bone, and the Staka is amazing 😘

Thank shrnmallia
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had some bad experiences with fancy restaurants in Chania and Crete in general. The mass tourism always gets in the way of having a remarkable food experience, so we were looking for some "real" food... And we got it at the Aptera restaurant!

Thank carinn73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street Aptera Square | Aptera Apokoronou, Aptera, Crete 730 03, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Aptera
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 031313
Taverna Aptera specialises in traditional home-cooking and is recommended in the Rough Guide to Crete. Open from 10.00am for breakfast through to the evening serving a full menu including a variety of vegetarian dishes.
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