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Crete Restaurants: Best restaurants in Chania
Spending some days on the wonderful island of Crete is surely a wise idea! The pleasant weather, the ideal surroundings, and the amazing people who are willing to provide you with anything you need to make your trip special will all be enjoyed by you. You will get to experience the fantastic restaurants that are all throughout the city. So let’s look at some of Chania’s top eateries that will tantalize your taste senses. Here are some of the best restaurants in Chania!
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One of the most famous restaurants in Chania. You may have passed just before it while strolling around the old harbour. The building that Pallas operates, dates back to around 1400 AC by Venetians to operate as a public bath, and after the Turks invasion, as a “Hamam” (aka steam bath). Tamam was founded in 1982 by a group of friends, and the name of it means “all good” in the Arabic language. The cuisine of Tamam is traditional Greek cuisine with some Eastern influences from Ottoman cuisine and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Again, one more wonderful restaurant in the heart of the old town. You will be amazed by the unique place where Boheme is located. The building that hosts Boheme was the cells of the monks of the Monastery of Saint Francis. The amazing plane tree dominating the courtyard and offers generously its shadow is about 400 years old and the sole witness of the history of the place and the people who lived there. Here you can try dishes with a special emphasis on unique flavours of Crete and biological products.
Another building of great historical importance hosts one of the best restaurants in Chania. The building was built in 1830, and it was the home to Ali Pasha. It also served as customs and was part of the historic area called Piazza Magazine. It also owns the title of one of the 20 best buildings in Crete in 1986.
The cuisine uses fresh and traditional Cretan products to create dishes with a modern Mediterranean twist. Except for the Mediterranean dishes, Pallas dedicated the first floor to sushi dishes you can enjoy all year round. Last but not least, don’t forget to try to book a table in their roof garden, which serves also fresh seafood with the most amazing view of the sunset that you can find in town. Visit Pallas website for more.
Thalassino Ageri is also a place that has a big history behind it, but It doesn’t have a building… Eating here means that you will have a simple table, amazing food, and an endless view of the sea that is only a few meters from your feet. The area of this restaurant is Tabakaria, where all the leather processing factories were located in the past. All the buildings around the area were built around 1830 to 1840 and were flourishing during the war.
The area’s decline was around the 70s, and today most tanneries are not operating. A walk around the area will be like a trip into the past with buildings that still maintains the original architecture. In this restaurant, you will enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with every kind of seafood that you can find in the Cretan sea. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a meal on the beachfront with the splashing waves beneath.
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