Top Choice Seafood in Hania

Thalassino Ageri

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

To Maridaki

This modern seafood mezedhopoleio (restaurant specialising in mezedhes) is not to be missed. In a cheerful, bright dining room, happy visitors and locals alike tuck into impeccable local seafood and Cretan specialit…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Hania

Taverna Tamam

This excellent, convivial taverna in a converted Turkish bathhouse fills with chatting locals at tables spilling out onto the street. Dishes incorporate Middle Eastern spices, and include tasty soups and a superb se…
Top Choice Cretan in Hania

Bougatsa tou Iordanis

You haven’t lived until you’ve eaten the bougatsa at this little storefront dedicated to the flaky, sweet-cheesy treat. It’s cooked fresh in enormous slabs and carved up in front of your eyes. Pair it with a coffee …
Cafe in Hania


For coffee and breakfast at Hania’s old harbour, head to local favourite Pallas, with a 2nd-floor dining room, superb views, and a brunch menu to match.
Seafood in Hania

Apostolis I & II

In the quieter eastern harbour, these well-respected spots for fresh fish and Cretan dishes are in two separate buildings. Apostolis II is the more popular as the owner reigns there, but the other has the same menu …
Middle Eastern in Hania

Well of the Turk

In an age-old stone building which used to house a hammam (Turkish baths), and flanking a quiet square, this romantic taverna specialises in richly textured dishes inspired by North Africa, the Middle East and Turke…
Mezedhes in Hania


Near the minaret in the Splantzia quarter, this trendy mezedhopoleio (restaurant specialising in mezedhes, or small dishes) sits among a group of similarly popular eateries and serves an array of classic and more cr…
Cretan in Hania

To Karnagio

This popular place fills outdoor tables on a harbourside plaza next to the Great Arsenal. There’s a good range of seafood and classic Cretan dishes, such as octopus stifadho (octopus in red tomato and wine sauce) an…
Cretan in Hania

Kouzina EPE

This cheery lunch spot gets contemporary designer flair from the cement floor, country-white tables and dangling silver origami boats. It’s a local favourite away from the crowds, serving blackboard-listed mayirefta…