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Amphora Taverna

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$$ - $$$
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49 Akti Koudourioti | Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2821 093224
12:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been in this restaurant in September, however I did not forget how their octanauts was delicious. My other half had mixed platter with mousakka, stuffed pepper, and some other staff. That was not the best choice I think. Good and professional staff with very nice view. Definetly recommended!!

Thank Esme_White
Pisa, Italy
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a lovely evening in Chania, when we decided to have dinner in this picturesque Taverna by the ancient port - we love fish and it seemed the right place to stop! We had a roasted/deep-fried fish plate for two (prowns, swordfish, salmon, mussels and squids) and pared it with some white wine of the house. When they brought... More 

Thank Martina M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

What drew us to this restaurant were the 2015 -2016 certificate of excellence from trip advisor sign at the entrance. I wanted to get lamb gyro and when we sat down they said they didn't have it. We got pork gyro and I rate my meal 5 out of 10. My husband 7 out of 10. They treated us with... More 

Thank Vanessa L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,363 reviews
1,683 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 654 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Fine dining restaurant near the sea with nice view to the harbour; Nowadays, it refers to various mezzes and sophisticated other menus as fresh fishs; personalized service and delicious cuisine, you will like to return.

Thank Manuela L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Best giros we had. Fresh salad. Very friendly and helpful staff. We ate there three times. We like it very much. The bedt place we ate in the harbour. Recommended

Thank traveatall
Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went one evening lucky to get a meal as the day after they closed for the season. it overlooks the harbour and is in a very pleasant spot. The staff were nice not too pushy especially as the one next door was. we had souvlaki greek salad and house wine all in all quite pleasant, and would go back,... More 

Thank L B
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

There are many restaurants around the harbour but this one stands out as the staff to not tout for your business. That's one reason was called in for lunch. The service is quick and polite. Bread and olive paste arrive soon after you place your order. We opted to do lunch tapas style ordering the muscles, calamari and stuffed vine... More 

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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped for lunch at this restaurant as they made a big play of their 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Given our experience they won't be winning it for 2016. The pizzas were a good size, with plenty of topping, and sensibly priced but the service was the poorest we experienced during a weeks stay in Crete.

Thank Bagabargain
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had stayed in Creta 15 days This was the worst play we have eaten Too expensive and bad food Also the waiter was not kaind

Thank Marcello M
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

As I wrote in my glowing review of Lithos restaurant, there are many restaurants on the old harbor in Chania and choosing one is difficult. This one was another great one. Fresh well prepared food, modest prices for the quality and quantity. Staff was efficient and friendly. Loved it and would go back.

Thank Michael C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Greek, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Akti Koudourioti | Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 093224

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?