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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” (75 reviews)
“lamb” (76 reviews)
“rolled pork” (14 reviews)
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Defkalionos | Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was recommended by locals so we went to Chrisostomos restaurant and had a nice dinner. Very good starters, salad and rabbit - now we also can recommend it. As usual raki and dessert from the house.

Thank HansILA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 6 friends who ordered a variety of courses and dishes here. This is very much local cuisine, frequented by the locals and offering both meat and fish. Lots of wholesome food in comfortable, rustic surroundings. We had more than enough to eat, and...More

Thank toreiraq06
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten track but the best in Chania. Traditional greek good. Simply put on the menu 'meat and potatoes' is the finest plate of food you will find. Coupled with a cretan salad and I was in heaven. The service was great, and fresh...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best lamb ribs I have ever eaten. The zucchini cakes were delicious. Started with a lovely Sauvignon Karipidis and finished with traditional grappa and loukoumades. Cost and intimate. Lovely attentive staff. A must do in Chania.

1  Thank Hendricks-Henley
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Ate here on the recommendation of hotel staff after looking for somewhere that served good quality Cretan food - we were not disappointed. The restaurant was very busy and a little cramped but the atmosphere, service and food are excellent. I would return for the...More

Thank ExSandPit
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We ate here twice and on both occasions had a superb evening. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Would love to come here again.

Thank James G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Reception at our hotel recommended this restaurant. Went to check it out and found it back from the waterfront looking out over a car park. Made a booking for that evening and so happy that we did. It is a VERY popular and busy place....More

Thank KLBTraveller
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Trying to find a restaurant in the harbour does turb out to be a hard job, checking the menus, counting the happy faces, to see which one would be worth our two hours in this lovely town...and traditional cousine just hit us in this small,...More

Thank Vasilis K
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and got a table. Unfortunately they allowed smoking at the table next to us and we left :-( Very disappointing...

1  Thank Anita Bolstad R
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

After 4 days in Crete and 2 restaurants in Chania we went there by suggestion from our friends and where positively surprized. Just around from main tourist walk full of “tourist traps” is located couzy and friendly place. Luckily we got table, so reservations would...More

Thank Jeheville
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Questions & Answers
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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 11:45 PM
1:00 PM - 11:45 PM
1:00 PM - 11:45 PM
1:00 PM - 11:45 PM
1:00 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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