Dounias Restaurant in Chania

Forget fancy. Try the real thing. Ntounias is a family situation. It is where old recipes, old cooking methods and young souls come together. This was the idea in the first place, actually: to revive the Cretan culinary tradition for the new generations. We bet you will find this to be true, even if you have never had the chance to visit Crete before. You see, it is not about comparing tastes, it is about tasting the love and care that has been out into your meal.  

Ntounias is located at Drakona Keramia, 20 km south of Chania City. The trip is as beautiful as the food, with spectacular views throughout, so do not get disheartened by the distance. In Ntounias, everything is delicious and home cooked. And most importantly, almost everything is home grown as well. Yes, home grown. So, have your pick, without even thinking of asking “What’s good here?”. Everything is good. Ntounias doesn’t use modern facilities. The good old wood oven and fire are as good as ever. This is perhaps the secret behind the extraordinary flavors that fill your mouth, along with the grandmother-like recipes and the love of course. Make sure that you try the homemade raki (Crete’s traditional drink) of the owners. If they like you they might give you some to take back home as a present. Even if they don’t, you will not leave this place dissatisfied. 


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