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Michalis Taverna

Sourmeli 54-56 | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
+30 2821 058330
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“greek salad” (14 reviews)
“cheese balls” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Sourmeli 54-56 | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ordered a seafood dish to share and the seafood was so fresh and delicious. The best squid and sardines I have ever eaten. Recommend this restaurant to every tourist travelling to Chania. Sit at the front opposite the water and enjoy!

Thank 55Foodie
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had been out and about visiting the site,s and shopping in Chania Old Town. We stopped off at Michalis Traverna overlooking the Lighthouse at the Old Venetian Harbour,the views are brilliant we sat down at a table in the shade to look out across...More

1  Thank CHARLES H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner & had seafood plate for two people. Disappointed with sardines as they were over cooked & dry. Plate was overfilled w fried sardines & calamari & only 2 measly fresh prawns. Underneath all the fried stuff was a heap of rice...More

Thank Janell H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Venetian harbour of Chania is beautiful, with lots of restaurants. It seems that those on the west side are noisy and full of tourists, whereas on the other side, the restaurants seem to attract a fair share of locals, and consequently serve local dishes...More

Thank SilverSnail
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I had lunch at this establishment s few hours ago. We had the fixed price 3 course seafood with salad, dessert and araki. The food was very good and I would not hesitate to go back based on food quality. The only concern was that...More

Thank Tringy
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Michalis was recommended to us by our hotel as the only “non-touristic” option around the harbor and we were not disappointed. On a Sunday night the restaurant was full of locals and foreighners, yet we managed to find a table in front with a beautiful...More

Thank Ludmila K
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Good food in particular the tuna filet that we have found only there. Quantity is large. So one dish for 2 persons (even 3 for a salad) s sufficient. As such the price is pretty low

Thank Philippe A
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I had lunch next door yesterday and saw that while our restaurant was quite empty, the Michalis was heaving. So I went back there today and looked at the display menu, but did not see any gyros, which was what I wanted. The waiter approached...More

Thank ChristianeMScotland
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We sat down for a lunch after my husband said that he wanted a place with a view to the sea. Yes, the place has a view to the sea but that is the only positive I can say about this place. The service was...More

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Food was amazing Price was ok Staff really nice and kind The view is fantastic The only restaurant of this point of Chania that serves quality food and it is not touristic.

1  Thank Stratos S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sourmeli 54-56 | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 058330
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The Michalis Restaurant, the most famous old harbour restaurant,is unique in offering the best of both local traditional and international cusine. Relax and enjoy lovingly prepared delicious dishes are waiting to be tasted.A terrific place to stop off for a tasty bite and a chance to enjoy first-class dishes in extremely good prices. There is a wonterful, friendly, easy-going atmosphere, becoming quite romantic at sunset as purple and orange colors surround the splendid old venetian harbor of Chania. The attitude of the staff and their quick, warm and friendly service will create the ideal ambience. Besides the food an extensive list of excellent local wines is waiting for your choice. You just found the ideal place to enjoy your lunch or dinner!!!!
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