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“You couldn't ask for a more lovely introduction to the magic of Crete.”
Review of Portes

Portes
Ranked #9 of 412 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$17
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a small family owned restaurant which has operated in the Old Harbour of Hania since 2004.We have recently moved to our new premises on the water front on Nea Hora Beach with ample seating along the beautiful harbour there.As you approach the restaurant you can't help but notice our charming decor featuring old doors as the name "PORTES" means doors.The Irish owner/chef offers her customers a blend of trend and tradition with her unique recipes catering for all tastes including local,greek,mediterranean,seafood,vegetarian and vegan options.All ingredients are fresh,seasonal,local and bought daily.Recipes are designed depending on the season and availability therefore be sure to checkout the blackboard displaying new dishes and daily specials.Here at"Portes" we open our doors each day to welcome our customers.
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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“You couldn't ask for a more lovely introduction to the magic of Crete.”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

In our week's stay in Chania, (our first visit to Crete), we fell in love with the funky, winding little alleyways of the old town and chose to eat a different one of their charming restaurants every night. But Portes, was by far and away, our favourite place to dine. Wonderfully extensive and diverse selection on the menu, friendliest of staff, plus the charm of sitting at a small table outdoors in a small lane, listening to talented Greek musicians while wearing shorts and T-shirt every night, (knowing it would be cold and drizzling rain every night and day back home in England),... just made this restaurant like a dream of heaven for us. Go there. You won't regret this piece of well-intentioned advice.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Best meal of the holiday”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Excellent service and food, not sure why some had to wait so long for food as mentioned elsewhere. Liked the friendly atmosphere and the quaintness and the price of course which was very good for what we ate and drank.

  • Visited October 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Cuttlefish”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

If you like Octopus and squid you will love the cuttlefish. It was so tender with a mild lemon dressing, fantastic! We sat outside and my wife was chilly so they brought her a shawl, how special is that. We love Chania because of places and people like the ones at Portes.

  • Visited October 2013
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“A jewel among many other places”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

In a small area, with hundreds of restaurants vying for your attention, this one set itself apart. Not only was the service and food very nice, but we appreciated the relatively calm location. We actually ate there twice, we enjoyed it so much.
Thanks, Aris at Casa Delfino hotel, for the recommendation.

  • Visited October 2013
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Neffies
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“Excellent fish”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Worth a visit since the atmosphere in the small street adds to the experience. We had sea bream cooked in paper, superb, really moist and tasty. Service was about the same speed as at many Crete restaurants, but everything was cooked fresh. We prefer to wait for such quality. Only negative it does get a bit warm at lunchtime.

  • Visited September 2013
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