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Defkalionos | & Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2821 057035
13:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Sun 13:00 - 00:00
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly, warm welcome, good local wine and authentic Cretan food - a good mixture of local people and tourists creating a relaxed atmosphere

Thank gianniLondon
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For EUR 22 10% service included, I had a wonderful experience at Chrisostomos: - 5 deliciously roasted on charcoal lamb chops from Crete with French fries and rice, staminagati (local wild salad), quarter liter average Cabernet wine from Chania, 4 fried donuts with sesame, honey and raki. - the service was outstanding and very professional! - now, mark my words,... More 

Thank Pierre R
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wind was really whipping up and rain descending when we managed to find shelter in this restaurant. We really enjoyed our dinner, there was a nice local ambience (not a touristy vibe), and the atmosphere was comfortable and pleasant.

Thank Glenn S
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in a rainy windswept evening and the minute we walked in we felt welcome and cosy. A really busy restaurant packed with local people - a good sign that we were in an excellent restaurant. Great food featuring dishes baked in their wood fired oven, lovely home made bread all polished off with excellent service. A lovely experience... More 

Thank Julie P
Limassol, Cyprus
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited the restaurant on a Saturday for lunch. Food was very tasty and we have 3-4 plates. The restaurant staff was a bit distracted but it was very busy and it seemed they did not have as many waiters as they should. However we did enjoyed are meal. At the end they offer tsikoudia, a traditional beverage of Crete.... More 

Thank GeaKou
Athens, Greece
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This restaurant sure worth a visit, as it offers Cretan cuisine at very logical prices. The atmosphere is nice and the service is polite. For weekends a reservation is necessary.

Thank athinageo
Vouves, Greece
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

For the record: the food was okay! I had lambchops and the housesalad. But for me it was the normal Greek cuisine like almost everywhere else. Did not had the Wow! feeling so I do not understand the hype... The 3 star review is therefore based on the very high expectations I had...

Thank Sam V
Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

One of the best meals we had in Chania. We tried the lamb, pork chops, zucchini balls and the Chrysostomos salad and everything was delicious, Besides their regular menu, every day they serve different specialities. The honey balls they serve at the end of the meal are perfect!

Thank Stella S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We come here over and over again.Why?Because of the quality of the food and the way they cook it.Here you will find the real cretan recipes with olive oil.So at first the server will bring the famous homemade bread.Then you will taste the best mushrooms with vegetables and the fine 'tsigariasto' goat.Take the server's opinion on the menu.I will come... More 

Thank ioanna k
Boulder, Colorado
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

And just to be clear, we had many wonderful meals throughout our travels, but there was something special about this place. The setting is cozy, intimate. The food is superb. We shared the Cretan Salad, a lamb dish and goat. All were delicious. If you're visiting Chania, do yourself a favor and eat dinner here.

Thank highmtnsgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Defkalionos | & Ikarou, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 057035

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?