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Taverna Knossos

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Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 025582
12:00 - 00:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A magnificant restaurant, on the pier, the owner started to play some music in the evening !! a real show :) good seafood plates very recommended !! enjoy

Thank 90visiting
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

For those seeking ambrosia, they will find it here. Fresh fish straight from the see,vegetables, meat, starters, all of remarkable quality and taste.

Thank Therealaustinii
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We followed recommendation to this restaurant in the harbour. Really pretty location. We were seated at a similar time to a large party but did not feel secondary to the group at any point. Service was excellent - really personalised, friendly and speedy. The restaurant is family owned and you really do feel like you are dining with friends/family as... More 

Thank Charlotte A
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. It is one of a number on the old harbour in Rethymno and it is often difficult in such circumstances to know which one to choose. Service was very friendly and helpful. We went for the €30 fixed fish menu for 2 which was excellent and came with free wine and complimentary dessert... More 

Thank WRC35
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

first off the don't follow you like the others till you sit down they sat that the food speaks for itself a fine little family find with amazing staff ... amazing food ... amazing service lovely chilled atmosphere one if the smallest restaurants but the most welcoming typically greek tavern run by a lovely greek family the food was fabulous... More 

Thank Deborah M
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice location and the best salads. Great lunchplace, but they dont have that many tables, so you might have to wait for a few minutes to get one. But it is so worth the wait.

Thank Trond A
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Old Venetian Harbor. This along with the old town is a must for all visitors and if staying in Rethymnon you must have a Sunset meal at the harbor. To arrive at Taverna Knossos you must pass a hoard of waiters thrusting menus into your face, keep your head down and persevere (there is a short cut from the... More 

Thank StaffordshireTrebs
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because of it's beautiful setting and I fancied fish. My wife doesn't eat much fish so she had a chicken dish which was okay.I ordered sole so you can imagine my surprise when I got salmon ( which I'm not a lover of) I told the owner but all she said was we don't have... More 

Thank elcass
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We tried this friendly restaurant but had a safe meat dish rather than fish. It was a good offer. So good that we returned to have a fish dinner and were not disappointed.

Thank Brian H
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I came to this restaurant few days ago and it was packed. We were politely asked to wait (served us drinks in the meantime) and after 10 minutes we were taken to our table. Everything was perfect - sea food spagetthi was the best of all places we've tried it and other dishes from their own recipes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 025582
Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?