Greece’s leading chefs, foodies and others who are leading the gastronomy scene in the country have voted for Greece’s best restaurants, cafes and dessert bars for 2018 and it comes as no surprise that Chania’s famous Koukouvagia was named the number one place in Greece to indulge in some delicious sweets, pastries, and cakes!
Koukouvagia was established in 1997 and has since become a landmark, together with the neighbouring Prophet Elias church and the Venizelos statesmen family graves. Only a ten-minute drive from the center of Chania, Koukouvagia offers incredible views across to the old town and its Venetian harbour.
Here you can enjoy generous servings of desserts produced daily in the kitchen, using fresh local ingredients. Feast on their mouthwatering creations which includes their famous Zoumero, a fluffy chocolate cake dipped in rich hot chocolate yogurt garnished with whipped cream, as well as their Lemonopita (lemon cake), Mosaiko (chocolate biscuit cake), Mille Feuille, Milopita (apple pie), Karidopita (walnut cake), Ekmek Kataifi as well as other traditional Greek sweets, which are mostly the outcome of subtly refined family recipes.
They are also known for their incredible cheesecakes, waffles, and caramelized almond cake!
Koukouvagia is open all throughout the day, so whether you want to pop in during the morning hours to grab a coffee and some cake for breakfast (what better way to start the day) or make the most of the breathtaking sunsets and drinks in the afternoon, overlooking the moonlit sea with a sweet that will definitely satisfy, this is your place!
The reputation of this cafe-patisserie, has surpassed the borders of Crete as well as Greece, earning it international recognition as one of the best spots in the world to grab a dessert!