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Oriental Bay

Chalikia Beach, Palaiochora, Crete 545 00, Greece
+30 2823 041076
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stony beach” (4 reviews)
“quiet area” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Chalikia Beach, Palaiochora, Crete 545 00, Greece
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is a really quaint place overlooking the stony beach. Like last year we found the service a bit haphazard, in fact one fellow diner was having a major meltdown whilst we were there which kind of spoiled the atmosphere. The diners reaction was over...More

Thank Robbo456
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Previously we had not visited here due to this strange, not greek name, maybe change it? But, when we did, did it again! Very nice food, friendly service and cheap prices, very close to the beach! Recommend!

Thank CapeTurning
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Right on the beach-front with great views. Ordered the traditional Cretan broadbeans (gigandes) which were quite yummy and were served with some fresh, crispy bread to soak up the olive oil and juices.

Thank ZeeWelli
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Great location and sea views out onto the stony beach and sea. This is a really quaint taverna in terms of location and decor. Food wise very typical Cretan dishes although the portion sizes seem to be bigger. There was a slight mix up serving...More

Thank Robbo456
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This taverna offers simple local food at very convenient price in a friendly atmosphere. You may enjoy typical Greek starters and grills as well traditional recipes, together with a rich choice of fresh salads. Everything is prepared with care and served with a smile. The...More

Thank Ecamox
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Oriental is at the far end of the stony beach with lovely sea views and very quiet location. We had two meals there and enjoyed them both - good service and moderate prices with a good selection to chose from. Perfect spot and very...More

1  Thank Supergranma
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We loved this restaurant tucked away at far end of Paleochora. The chicken souvlaki and the Mousaka were the best I have had. Delicious.

Thank samv67
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Lovely location set above the stony beach. Food was excellent, probably the largest portions we were served the entire holiday, the service was good but not as welcoming as some of the other places in the town. Reasonably priced in line with other restauarants in...More

1  Thank Robbo456
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

the food was very good as the tastes! highly recommended! the prices were normal and the staff very friendly. there was a local band playing live music which made a very cozy environment. i would visit the oriental again with no hesitation if i was...More

Thank ssofianos
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting, extensive menu, just a little more expensive than your average but good quality food and good sized portions. 38e for one course for 2 people including 1 litre of wine. The grilled pawns were just over cooked, the zukini just right.

Thank Morlandman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chalikia Beach, Palaiochora, Crete 545 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Palaiochora
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 041076
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