By the Lybian sea, located in the south-west of Crete and about 75 kilometers from Chania, there is a small village called Sougia. Away from mainstream tourism, and hidden in the shadows of a scenic garden with flowers and tamarisk trees, the Tavern Polifimos offers unforgettable tastes of Cretan and Greek traditional cuisine.
Well-known for its traditional dishes and their preparation according to authentic homemade recipes, using only fresh and home-grown ingredients.
The memorable experiences that you will bring with yourself, a part from the excellent tastes and atmosphere are supported by the small live concerts, once or twice per week during summer months, where Cretan and Greek musicians’ perform playing a variety of instruments including lyra, bouzouki and lute.
Be our guest!
Since opening the Tavern in 1993, the owner Giannis Marnelakis takes great care of the high quality of local products, from which he uses only biological, fresh, Cretan-grown ingredients, delivered personally by the local farmers. The olive oil and the Tsikudia (traditional drink of Crete) are produced by Giannis himself and his family.
All homemade, the menu offers a variety of appetizers, from which we would distinguish the traditional Kalitsounia (filo pastry filled with mizitra, or chorta, or mizitra and chorta).
Recognized for its grill dishes, Kontosouvli, grilled marinated pork, is considered a particular specialty of the house. Additional to the variety of plates for every taste, you can take a look at our menu for more vegetarian dishes such as Aubergine gratin (aubergines, tomato sauce, onions, garlic, parsley, feta, and mizitra). For vegan choices, we would suggest Oven Baked Giant Beans.
Apart from the delicious plates of the day, our menu offers a variety of grilled meat and sea-food dishes. The Tavern Polifimos offers you as well the opportunity to taste homemade traditional Cretan and Greek drinks such as raki, tsipouro and ouzo.
Please can take a look at our menu by clicking the link below.
Our small paradise
Sougia is located at the end of a long valley in the south-west of Crete, about 75 km from the city of Chania.
You can get there by bus, car or taxi from Chania. The trip takes about 1.5 hour by car and 2 hours by bus.
To get to Sougia from Chania you have to take the road in the direction of Fournes. Approximately 3km before Fournes you turn right, cross a bridge, pass Akianos and follow the road to Skines. After Skines a curvy road leads you up to the Petras Seli pass passing nea Roumata, Prases and Sempronas.
At the Petras Seli pass you keep right and follow the road down passing Agia Irini, Epanochori, Prines, Tsiskiana, and Kambanos. At Rodovani you keep left and drive through Moni to Sougia at the sea.
It is also possible to get to Sougia by boat from Paleohora, Agia Roumeli, Loutro and Hora Sfakion. You can even take your car or motorcycle on the boat.
73009 Sougia, Chania
+30 28230 51343
April – October
Mon – Sun: 1.00pm – 12.00am
No closing day