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Maybe one of the best tavernas in Crete ...

This is the Dialiskari Taverna of Chrisostomos a kind and great host at Marmara or Dialiskari Beach, Loutro, south-western Crete.

This beach with crystal clear, azzure waters is formed at the exit of the stunning Aradaina Gorge.

It is one of Crete’s most beautiful beaches. There are a few magical sea caves you can swim to. The seabed is rocky and excellent for snorkeling and the beach is open to  the southern winds.

There at this pebbly Marmara Beach, there's a charming little taverna with authentic Cretan cuisine and maybe one of the best goat in oven or tsigariasto (stewed).

In addition hand-kneaded bread and authentic Cretan dishes based on traditional recipes and superb raw materials' quality.

This is an excellent place if you would like to sample well cooked Cretan food and drink. 

Don't miss to enjoy the Sfakiani pita or Sfakia pie, the sweet pumpkin, potato and mizithra cheese patty or the goat cooked in butterfat. Enjoy steamed Stamnagathi, which is a wild green and served with olive oil and lemon. Fresh, healthy and delicious. Or maybe the wild goat tsigariasto with staka cheese, served with hot chips. The goat is really tender and flavoursome. And at the end complimentary Loukoumades with Cretan honey, i.e. Greek donuts.

Service is very friendly and helpful if there are any questions or wishes.

Chrisostomos Orfanoudakis same owner with one of the best tavernas in Chania serves choice meat from lambs and goats raised by his family in Sfakia (high from White Mountains - Lefka Ori) and cheese products produced by the family cheese-diary.

As there are no roads leading to Marmara beach, access from Chania is possible by private cars and motorbikes or public bus till Chora Sfakion. From Chora Sfakion you can take a boat to Marmara beach.

Altenatively you can reach Marmara on foot by walking the E4 path. The hike takes about 4 hours.

During the summer months, you can also reach Marmara beach from Loutro by boat which departs at 11.00 and returns at 17.00. The ticket costs about 5€ and the ride takes about 20min. Alternatively, you can reach it in about 1.5 hours by hiking from Loutro.

Please note that if you suffer from fear of heights and vertigo, you should avoid the E4 path.

For experienced hikers another way to access Marmara beach is by crossing the Aradaina Gorge which takes about 4 hours.

Contact Details

Marmara Beach
Sfakia, Crete
Tel: +30 6942201456

  • Name: Dialiskari or Marmara Tavern
  • Where: Marmaras Beach, South Chania, Sfakia, Crete
  • Type of Cuisine: Cretan,Greek,Vegetarian,Grill
  • Good for: Families with Children,Local Cusine,Seaside,Romance,Scenic View,Value for Money,Outdoor Seating
  • Dinning Options: Lunch,Dinner,Late Night

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