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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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“bread” (92 reviews)
“lamb” (76 reviews)
“goat” (42 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Defkalionos | Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have read several good reviews about Chrisostomos! If you like meat, this is a good place for you 😊 we had first dakos and Greek salad with mizitra, sourdough bread then oven cooked lamb in evo oil with roasted potatoes! Fabulous! They offered a...More

Thank FrancineSmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel owner and arrived around 7 pm without a reservation. Several tables were already occupied (it opens at 6 pm) so in high season probably best to book. The dolmades & fried zucchini flowers served with a yoghurt...More

Thank gymuser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place looks a little more formal than many to the harbour-side restaurants. The food is really great and the moussaka quite special. We really enjoyed the complimentary dessert offering of deep fried dough balls in homey. Well worth a visit.

Thank mnowlan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

like most visitors we went here on the basis of the reviews but found their 'signature dish' of roast lamb very disappointing. The menu indicates 300 grams of meat and sure enough when the plate arrives it seems like it is indeed a big portion...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this dinner - excellent opportunity to try local cuisine cooked in traditional Cretan style.

Thank jw4453
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

1  Thank snurdbat007
Reviewed 11 April 2018

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

1  Thank YunitaTHollinger
Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 1 April 2018

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
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 18
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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