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Taverna Monastiri

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Akti Tombazi | Venetia Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
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+30 28210 55527
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Lillehammer, Norway
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located right between the old port and the Venetian Harbour. Nice touch to have heaters in the "outdoor" area on a overcast and windy day in February. The service was excellent. The dishes were presented very well. However, both the Cretan salad and the feta-stuffed pork souvlaki were bland in taste. I would have expected more from... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered chicken fillet with mushroom, saganaki, vine leaves, avacado salad, and red wine. This restaurant is right on the harbor with a lovely view, it is open all winter (one of just a few), fully winterized outdoor space with heaters and wind barrier, and also pet friendly. The food was average but the menu was very large so we... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a perfect lunch experience with my wife here. Food was superb, and the atmosphere splendid. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Chania Town, Greece
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This restaurant is very popular with locals and it is not hard to see why. The food quality is good and the service fast and friendly.

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Stavanger, Norway
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We spent several afternoons here lingering over drinks and appetizers, simply watching the world go by. The service is unobtrusive yet attentive, the view perfect. Try the fava - it is delicious!

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Thank LivingInNorway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It's one of the busiest tavernas at the harbour . Probably this makes the service a bit snob or lesser than expexted. However the food quality is just excellent.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Sorry we didnt like it at all. The food was really bad. Very bad quality. Service was ok. We left hungry. Avoid this restaurant...

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Stockholm, Sweden
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The perfect place for lunch on a sunny day, the restaurant is overlooking the Venetian fortress and the harbour. Great food too and very pleasant, unexpected complementary service with baked apple with cinnamon, ice cream and raki...

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Flemington
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152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The place is quaint and adorable. The staff was friendly and helpful. We started out by ordering the Cretan spinach pie which is more like an empanada than the typical Greek spanakopita. It was fried in olive oil and contained just spinach and onions. It was good. I was looking for grilled octopus and he told me not to order... More 

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Vancouver
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233 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Although the quality of the food here is not as good as at Kariatis, the location is wonderful - right on the little harbour with fabulous views and terrific people watching. This is a casual place as are most if not all of the restaurants right on the water. Dinner was certainly good and we shared a bottle of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akti Tombazi | Venetia Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 28210 55527

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?