Both tourists and locals usually prefer to have a coffee or drink in the old town's harbour during the evening, in one of the numerous cafes and restaurants around the waterfront with lovely views of the lighthouse. Koum Kapi is also a recommended place during the evening or the first hours of the night for a coffee or a first drink.
Pallas cafe bar restaurant (old harbor)
It is built in front of the promenade offers an exquisite view and many choices of coffees, special drinks and food. It is an elegant place, ideal for a first coffee or drink in Chania old harbor.
Nama cocktails coffee and more (old harbor)
It is a perfect choice for a quality cocktail or a coffee with a nice atmosphere with chill out music during the day and good electronic beats in the evening and beautiful view of the lighthouse, boats and the sea.
Synagogi Bar (Old Town, centre)
It is housed in a roofless Venetian building that was once a synagogue. It is one of the best small bars of the Chania old town, preffered by many locals. Quiet even in the busy days with light music, it has a unique romantic atmosphere. The stone and wooden interior is gorgeous.
Elliniko Cafe Bar (Koum Kapi)
Elliniko (which means Greek) is a favorite hangout of the locals in summer and winter in front of the beach of Koum Kapi. It has a modern decoration and provides a variety of beverages, coffees, teas, drinks and snacks.
Fagoto (Old Town, near the castle of Firkas)
It is the oldest bar of Chania. Fagoto has a small but atmospheric space in a Venetian building. It is played jazz and rock music in light tones with fine decoration.
Avalon (Venetian Harbour, near the main square with the fountain)
A small but unique metal bar with all kinds of metal and rock music famous for having a great selection of beers.
Dio Lux (Old Town, between the Venetian harbour and Koum Kapi)
The Dio Lux serves the best coffee in Chania and twenty different types of tea. It is one of the most favourite hang-outs of the youngs.
Nykterida (Korakies, on the airport road, 2821064215)
If you want to lash out this is reputedly the best in Chania with Churchill, Anthony Quinn, Melina Mercouri and Andreas Papandreou to have been some of its famous visitors. It is located in the quieter eastern part of the Venetian harbour and it serves fish and Cretan dishes. There is also a good wine list and a view over the harbour.
Splendid (Platanias centre)
It is a very famous cafe-bar since every evening and night here are gathered hundreds of tourists from all over the world to entertain.
Tropicano (Platanias centre)
It is located next to the cafe-bar Splendid. Every evening and night here are gathered hundreds of tourists from all over the world to entertain.
Galasia Thea (Falassarna, 2822041421, home-cooked dishes)
Galasia Thea is located on the top of the cliff in Falassarna with great views on the beach and the sea. It is an ideal place for coffee and home-cooked dishes.
Milos tou Tzerani (Kolymbari, snacks-mezedes, 2824022210)
It is a cafe-bar on the edge of the sea and it is a fine place for a coffee or an evening drink. There are offered also snacks and mezedes.
Lotos (Sougia, snacks-coffee, internet facility)
It is possibly the best cafe in Sougia for a coffee or snack on the waterfront with nice views on the Libyan Sea.