Zampeliou, Khania, Crete
The first of my picks for Khania is tucked away in the winding streets beyond the harbour. The restaurant is in the shell of a 17th century ruin – combining crumbling walls with fairy lights – you know the stuff of Pinterest dreams. The only hitch was that my night-time photography sucks big time, so combine that with 2 glasses of wine and you have very few pictures to justify how amazing this place is. Sorry guys. So I guess you’ll just visit and you’ll have all the feels, just like me. Oh also, order the Halloumi – kind of goes without saying, no?
Marathis Beach, Crete
Another Pinterest orgasm, lots of white tables and great flower arrangements on the go here. Is it just me or was Greece never this fancy when we were growing up? Well either way, it looks jazzy now and plenty of Instagram opportunities at every corner. This restaurant specialises in seafood (calls itself a fish tavern, which sounds way more bizarre IMHO) and does fantastic salmon. So if you’re feeling like you need to top up on your fish oils and great nutrients, step inside.
Tamam, Zampeliou 49, Khania, Crete
This was the first of many places I became queen of over-ordering. Luckily on this occasion it was my birthday so I adopted a treat yo’ self mentality, unfortunately that didn’t subside for the rest of the week….ahem. Get the vine leaves and the Cretean sausages.