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 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 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 …
Middle Eastern in Hania

Well of the Turk

In an age-old stone building that used to house a hammam (Turkish baths), and flanking a quiet square, this romantic taverna specialises in richly textured dishes with a strong French and Moroccan identity, yet prep…
Mediterranean in Hania

Mesogiako

Opposite the minaret in the Splantzia quarter, this trendily cosy eatery with cheerful tangerine walls and modern country-style furniture sits among a group of similarly popular eateries. The menu is most creative w…
Seafood in Hania

To Maridaki

This modern seafood mezedhopoleio (restaurant specialising in mezedhes) is often packed to the gills with chatty locals. Dishes straddle the line between tradition and innovation with to-die-for fried calamari and c…
Mediterranean in Hania

Tamam Restaurant

This convivial taverna in a converted Turkish bathhouse has captured people's attention since 1982 with strong-flavoured Cretan dishes that often incorporate Middle Eastern spices and touches. The boneless lamb in t…
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…
Greek in Hania

To Karnagio

Mamba-green tables spill onto a harbourside plaza next to the Grand Arsenal in this mainstay restaurant that serves a modest selection of grilled meat and seafood alongside some flaky boureki (pies) and fresh salads…
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 …