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Chania, the capital of Crete, offers typical island scenery. This Greek island settlement is not only famous for its past, but also for its present, including the delicious local dishes. Here are the top culinary options in Chania.
Open from 9pm until the early morning hours, Barraki is always crowded. The clientele comprises the Cretan youth and numerous visitors. It offers an excellent combination of an idyllic atmosphere surrounded by trees, and perfect service. The quality of the food and the drinks is going to fascinate your senses. Add to this are the relaxing music choices and the aromatic rakomelo, only to be found at Barraki.
Barraki, 3 Drakontopoulon Street, Chania, Crete, Greece, +30 694 486 9200
Τhis alternative place’s name means ‘to act unconventionally’. This is the philosophy of its clientele, who want to enjoy the moment. This amazing establishment combines shots of tsikoudia and rakomelo along with tasty delicacies and Greek music. The setting of Prassein Aloga is unusual – an open air space decorated with picturesque details. Don’t hesitate to order Cretan mezes with modern influences, like siglino with mizithra cheese, peppers and oregano, as well as pork with raisins and rum.
One of the most recently established restaurants in the old city of Chania is 630 Mezedoscholeio. The traditional local dishes, like apaki, kolokithokeftedes (courgette balls) and chicken with sauce offered by this ‘School of Meze‘ are simply delicious. The local wine is perfect to accompany the Cretan dishes. Stand next to the narrow paved street and watch the people wandering around. Don’t miss the strawberry-flavored rakomelo.