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The Retreat Taverna

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Kokkino Chorio | Vamos, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 694 353 7181
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Crete, Greece
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have been here several times since we discovered it and are going again tonight. The food is wonderful and we have tried quite a few things from the menu now. The portions, especially of the Sunday Roast, are big but in Crete you can always ask for anything not eaten at the table, to be put into a container... More 

1 Thank Lynn W
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a fantastic time at The Retreat on for Christmas Day lunch. The atmosphere was fantastic & singer & music excellent. The views are stunning across Souda Bay & snow on the mountains. The Day ran like clock work from start to finish both waiters were very attentive & great sense of humours. The Retreat was full & buzzing... More 

Thank Mark R
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

hi guys this place they have the most beauty view in apokoronas area...food and servise is great!!you have many to choose..ask the owner ian and paraskevi..very good hospitality..dont miss the amazing sunset..enjoy it!!

Thank vorinakis
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were invited back to The Retreat after the Armistice Day Service at Souda Bay on Sunday 13th November. This was our first visit and glad there was someone to follow. Once you get there the views are fantastic and well worth the drive. We were with a few others so to be honest we were too busy getting to... More 

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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Good food, portions were too big, location is excellent, but you need to drive very careful to get there. Service was poor, waiter looked like he didn't want to be there, the culture of service stems from the owner, who is British, and considering we were the only people in the restaurant at the time, made no attempt to communicate... More 

Thank THWales
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We hadn't booked and they were fairly busy and we waited a good hour to get served. Food was disappointing but maybe we chose the wrong things. Restaurant appeared very popular with English clients, and I believe they do a good roast dinner on a Sunday ;)

Thank Julie T
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Went here on the recommendation of the owner Stefonos of st Georges retreat villas as it is just up hill.he said the food was good.well that was an under statement .we had prawns to start they were so good my wife had them for main corse as well I went for fish of the day which was also very good.... More 

Thank Cancunfred
London, England
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot for sunset views and ok food but the service was very slow. We had starters (cheesy chilli bites - longiustines) and mains (burger and lamb chops). There were only about 12 people eating so it was bizarre how long everything took. Go for drinks!

Thank EyelashTravels
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The setting for the taverna couldn't be better - fantastic views of Souda Bay. Unfortunately at least when we visited, the service was casual, and the food at best mediocre. My wife ordered calamari, described as such on the menu, expecting fried or grilled squid rings; what she got was boiled (and rather tough) whole squid with not much flavour.... More 

Thank Andrew W
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We really enjoyed it here - a little out of the way but makes the fantastic views over the area. Really lovely food. This place is highly recommended for those staying in the area.

Thank lostelvis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$24
International, Greek, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kokkino Chorio | Vamos, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete
  • Phone Number: +30 694 353 7181
The Retreat Taverna provides both Greek and International dishes and is set in the mountain up from Kokkino Chorio overlooking Souda Bay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?