Hania Province restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Hania

Thalassino Ageri

This solitary fish taverna among the vestiges of Hania’s old tanneries in Halepa, some 2km east of the centre, is one of Crete’s top eateries. Take in the sunset from the superb setting and peruse the changing menu,…
Top Choice Cretan in Paleohora

To Skolio

Whether gorge walker or hire-car driver, do not miss the chance to dine at wonderful To Skolio, about 5km east of Paleohora. The converted red schoolhouse has cheerily painted tables on a tree-shaded cliff-side terr…
Top Choice Cretan in Hania

Bougatsa Iordanis

Locals start salivating at the mere mention of this little bakery-cafe dedicated to making the finest bougatsa since 1924. The flaky treat, filled with sweet or savoury cheese, is cooked fresh in enormous slabs and …
Top Choice Cretan in Paleohora

Taverna Methexis

It’s well worth the short saunter to the peninsula’s southeastern tip to sample the authentic comfort food and warm hospitality at this locally adored taverna across from a small beach. All the classics are accounte…
Top Choice Cretan in Gramvousa Peninsula

Gramboussa

In Kalyviani village, about 6km west of central Kissamos, Gramboussa serves fine traditional Cretan cuisine in an elegantly rustic stone building set in a superb garden. It’s a cut above other restaurants and offers…
Top Choice International in Hania

Pallas

This much buzzed-about hipster cafe-bar has a sweet location in an impeccably renovated former customs house from 1830 right in the Venetian Harbour. Grab a high chair, sofa or table to linger over the three-tiered …
Top Choice International in Sougia

Omikron

At this elegantly rustic beachfront 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 peppe…
Top Choice Taverna in Vamos

I Sterna tou Bloumosifi

The old stone taverna I Sterna tou Bloumosifi has a welcoming tree-shaded courtyard garden and is known far and wide for its excellent Cretan cuisine. For starters try the gavros (anchovy) wrapped in vine leaves, or…
Top Choice Cretan in Hania Province

Leventis

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 Hania Province

Tzitzikas

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…