Top Choice International in Sougia


At this elegantly rustic lair, Jean-Luc Delfosse has forged his own culinary path in a refreshing change from taverna staples. Mushroom crêpes to Flammekuche (Alsatian-style pizza), seafood pasta to peppersteak – it…
Top Choice Cretan in Panormo

To Steki tou Sifaka

Also known as George & Georgia’s, this couple serve up satisfying homestyle Cretan food. Scrumptious oven-roasted dishes, including a great selection of vegie options, keep this cheerful little place hopping. Fi…
Top Choice Greek in Bali

Taverna Karavostasi

With vegies straight from their garden and local wine from the barrel, this taverna on pint-sized Karavostasi beach offers local dishes that are busting with flavour. The speciality is stuffed aubergines (eggplants)…
Top Choice Cretan in Northwest Coast


This award-winning taverna about 10km west of Hania attracts locals and visitors for its authentic and refined Cretan cuisine. Tables fill an elegant stone-and-wood-beam dining room and an alfresco terrace and have …
Top Choice Cretan in Armenoi & Around


In the village of Armenoi, seek out Tzitzikas for a fresh Cretan meal or a coffee on the edge of a river, under lush, shading trees, with horses and goats grazing nearby. The focus is on all things organic from saus…
Top Choice Greek in Myrthios


Set below the main road, this stylish restaurant creates delicious Cretan cuisine with panache. Dishes like chicken with honey and mustard, fig and chicken salad, and smoked pork with bulgur lettuce are all served o…
Taverna in Sougia


Tucked away off the Hania road behind the police station, ex-hippie Yianni makes his own oil, wine and raki and even makes dolmadhes (vine leaves stuffed with rice) from the grapevines covering the shady courtyard.
Cretan in Sougia

Taverna Rembetiko

On the road to Hania, this popular taverna serving mezedhes (small dishes) is a great place for a quick snack or a varied meal at good prices. Friendly owners offer an extensive menu of Cretan dishes like bourekia (…
Greek in Myrthios


With a view over Plakias, the fairly fashionable Plateia gives Greek standards a creative spin. Try chicken with ocra, rabbit stifado or one of the tempting stews.
Cretan in Myrthios

Taverna Panorama

Taverna Panorama has a more rustic feel and gets jam-packed on Fridays, when a Greek band strikes up traditional tunes.