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Kapetan Dimitris

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$$ - $$$
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Sea Front, Paleochora, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 2823 041603
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We ordered too much first time we came here. Big beans in a gorgeous sauce, spinach pies, battered aubergine & courgette, tsatsiki, stewed mushrooms, and a couple more I can't remember. So good we went again to try the dishes we couldn't manage. Staff pleasant and helpful. Posh cloths on the tables. Smart loos. And all at a reasonable price.

Thank Claire155
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed in Paleochora in September and Captain Jims (Kapetan Dimitris) was our favourite restaurant. The food was delicious and we liked the fact that the main menu was quite short and the dishes changed daily. Everything we ate was perfect – highlights were some perfectly cooked sardines, the slow cooked lamb, an incredible stew of okra, tomato, mint and... More 

Thank Judith G
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Food here was good quality and typical menu for the area. The staff are young and with that came a sense of humour and interaction that was much appreciated. Good food good fun. Add to thta the beautiful warm evening and teh fantastic harbour ambience and you cannot do much better.

Thank Robert R
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This has been my favourite restaurant and the nearest thing to fine dining in Paleochora for three years. The food is excellent and the vegetarian choice on the menu is vast. The crisp white tablecloths, the fine wines and very nice wine glasses , as well as super service have always made it a cut above the rest. This visit... More 

Thank Jan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We've eaten here several times for both lunch and dinner. It's a winner! The restaurant is right on the sea-front and is owned and managed by Eli (an English lady) and her Greek husband. The menu is really quirky with lots of unusual dishes. What we like most is the lite-bites and mezze content which is ideal for a light... More 

Thank Peter F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

One of our favourite places during our stay . The menu is amazing and every meal we had was cooked fresh , so many choices so we ordered lots of starters for a meze meal . Everyone was a delight , lambs liver in red onion sauce , sausages in beer , courgette balls , meatballs in tomato sauce ,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate here several times during our stay and despite that, there were still dishes on the menu that we really wanted to experience. We both love Greek taverna food, but after a while it can become a tad 'samie' however Kapetan Dimitris offers all the tastes and flavours of Greece but cooked and presented in a different, imaginative way.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Over the past two weeks I have eaten here about seven times. I have tried other tavernas in Paleochora but keep returning. Why? The food here is incredible-especially the starters. The dishes are simple but delicious-Greek food with a twist. They really think about the customer here. Courgette balls are delicious and are served with tzatziki (just a small thing... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Our second visit to Paleochora. We love this little town's laid back beauty and we keep returning to this excellent restaurant with delicious freshly cooked food, gorgeous salads and amazing wines. The menu is varied and extensive enough to suit all tastes, the setting is lovely overlooking the harbour and beautiful coastline and the husband and wife team are so... More 

Thank 2Liz
Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here several times and were not disappointed. The food was well cooked and absolutely delicious - I especially loved the vegetarian moussaka though I'm not a vegetarian. The wine was the best we tasted during our stay. The staff are helpful and efficient and the owners/chef Ellie and Dimitris are lovely. The location is great too - on... 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$7 - US$64
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Front, Paleochora, Crete 730 01, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Paleochora
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 041603
Kapetan Dimitris open in May 2010 ...The cuisine is Cretan tradition with a modern twist....Old Cretan recipes transform to a new fresh recipe full of flavor using the best local ingredients presented in a more appealing way.....menu changes every two days to make sure that food is always fresh and has not been left over the fridge for days.....we also offer a variety of the Best Cretan wines but also from the rest of Greece......

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