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48 Portou, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
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+30 2821 076261
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meal was excellent, Great atmosphere and the service excellent. Stayed 5 nights in Chania I went there 3 nights and each time I discovered new tastes and flavors covering from fresh fish (tuna and octupus carpaccio) to excellent meat dishes and amazing salads Highly recommended .

Thank Tzitzilonis V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited this restaurant on a number of occasions, based on the fact that it's consistently highly rated and provides a menu with meals that differ from the usual fare. It's always very busy and you need to book to be certain of a table. I've always enjoyed each meal, and the food represents good value, but I must confess... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Portes a number of times on our last holiday to Chania, There are many good restaurants in Chania but Portes manages to be unique . A Greek friend recommended a visit as Portes is in the top 10 restaurant in Greece . The food is all truly scrumptious. The staff are friendly and on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We didn't have a reservation so all the tables outside were taken. We were escorted to the rooftop. I feel that they could add a little ambiance to this rooftop with lights and flowers. The service was great and the food fabulous. We really enjoyed our evening.

Thank swiss2006
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Portes is at present situated in Portou St and you can sit outside in the garden filled lane, inside or on the roof terrace. Susanna wanders amongst the guests to chat and enquire on their meals. The food is amazing, we shared the wild snails in rosemary for starters such delicious flavours. Our mains of rabbit cooked in prunes and... More 

3 Thank lindakthomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I have been eating here for many years, inventive food with great service and good prices. I really love the meatballs, stuffed courgette flowers.

Thank tourgrrl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Ate twice in Portes last week: superb modern Mediterranean cooking, cheerful ambience, incredible value for money. Two memorable dinners! Go Suzanna & team...

Thank Mairead O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Always at the top of our list when it comes to eating out in Chania. We booked a table for our first night and our last night and we were not disappointed. The menu is so good it's hard to choose but I love the Fava with Caramelized Onions and the Chicken Kiev. So sad to hear that Susanna and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Wonderful restaurant with special food, spicy chicken's livers to die for. Nice ambience in a nicely lit side alleway, the Irish chef Suzanne is extremely talented. Restaurant is moving over winter but will still be called Portes (Doors) and worth tracking down next season (April 2017).

2 Thank LindaDJ888Dublin
Chania Town, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered 5 cheese saganaki, tzatziki, tomato fritters, pita with tomato sauce and meat kabobs, and house red wine. The complementary dessert was one of the best we've had, however, no raki was given. Also, several items on the menu were not available. Probably wouldn't order the pita dish again, but the rest was good and we will be back.... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Portou, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 076261
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.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."Portes" also offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.We open our doors each day and welcome our customers.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?