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Defkalionos | Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
+30 2821 057035
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (76 reviews)
“goat” (42 reviews)
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Defkalionos | Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have eaten at this restaurant for each the last three nights and we have LOVED every mouthful. In UK, there is a belief that people eat with their eyes , and that a plate must look fussy and prissy...I blame TV programmes like "Masterchef"....More

Thank snurdbat007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide recommended Chrisostomos for its meat dishes, and it didn't disappoint us. As a matter of fact, other dishes beside the meat were also tasty, even the bread and the complementary dessert were also delicious! Not only the food was great, the service...More

Thank YunitaTHollinger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chrisostomos is a small traditional taverna which serves delicious Cretan food, including fish and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is located just behind the eastern end of the Old Venetian Harbour. Look out for the Porto Veneziano Hotel as it’s located just behind it. The restaurant...More

Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our last evening in Chania and it was Easter and I didn't want to eat fish so we decided to come here. My husband who is never content left there saying: We saved the BEST for last! We had steak, Cretan salad,...More

Thank tiffanella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to have a taste of the real Cretan cuisine, this is the place. Unfortunately the view is not the best. What you see across the street is a parking lot. It's quite close to the old port though. If you decide to...More

Thank mkrokos
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

All around wonderful meal from the fresh bread served warm before the meal to all the dishes. We had a very generously sized Greek salad and a tasty lamb dish that was on the special menu. Worth a repeat visit! Nice atmosphere too!!

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 4 March 2018

For the fame it has, this restaurant is overrated. The people are very friendly and nice by the food is not what someone may expect from the Cretan kitchen. The authenticity is simply not there. The food is very good and well priced but I...More

Thank gregnikitas
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Very nice and often full place with great food and tastes. Portions are good and prices relatively fair to the quality. I would recommend it

Thank Christos K
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We recently stayed in Chania for 4 nights, and the receptionist at our hotel recommended this restaurant to us. We weren't disappointed! It is a traditional taverna just off the harbour and the food was delicious - so much so that we ate here twice....More

Thank CVKDaNang
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice food and the service is good. We used to go there with my family but we had this experience there which kind of let us down. As we were eating the cleaning lady who at the moment was cleaning the restrooms got out...More

Thank Nang3lo
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5 April 2018|
Response from GourmetThurlestone | Reviewed this property |
I really do not know.
10 January 2017|
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Response from CHRISOSTOMOS O | Property representative |
Hello,yes it's open the whole year.
Charlie F
1 November 2016|
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Response from Movemania | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to make a reservation!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Defkalionos | Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 057035
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