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Taverna Knossos

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40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 025582
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12:00 - 00:00
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Therealaustinii
Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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Thank Charlotte A
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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Thank WRC35
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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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 

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Thank Deborah M
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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.

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Thank Trond A
Staffordshire
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank elcass
London
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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.

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Thank Brian H
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
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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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Chartres-de-Bretagne, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Amazing!! Tasty kitchen by grandmother Anna! Fresh fish, delicious dishes of seafood, big merids in very good prices. The atmosphere was friendly. Mrs Maria and mr Stavros are wonderful people and they did their best for us.. We totally suggest it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 025582
Description
Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki

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