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“Friendly host and good local food”
Review of Giannikos Taverna

Giannikos Taverna
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Prines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$14
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Giannikos Taverna is a traditional Cretan restaurant, a heritage from father to son throughout 3 generations, since 1880. The tradition that is bonded with the restaurant is well maintained until today. Enjoy a delicious meal, taste our local delicacies, enjoy your coffee or a refreshing drink under the shade of the trees of Prines square! All our dishes are homemade with virgin olive oil, fresh meat and vegetables from our farm. Just taste it!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The host is very open, friendly and offers both good advice on the menu and the surroundings. The food has a genuine feel and especially the starters such as local village sausages and cheese pies taste very good. Nice location in the small village where you will enjoy your food under trees. We went twice on our four days stay in Prines

Thank Jonas H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had an excellent meal of traditional Greek cuisine. The owner, his family and his staff were very welcoming and friendly. The restaurant is situated right in the heart of the village. The food and wine were delicious and not overly priced. We will definitely return to this restaurant on our next visit to Crete.

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1  Thank Chester W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been back several times this year during April and May and service and friendliness is still up with the best - Greek home cooking to enjoy with local wine (forget the bottle wine)

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Thank KenWilson1940
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We were staying just down the road from Prines in Atsipopoulo when we came across this taverna. The welcome from the host and his young assistant was amazing, he really goes out of his way to make everyone feel like a treasured guest. The food is fabulous. Fresh and authentic and Gianni offers lots of helpful suggestions. We ate there again two days later and were greeted like old friends. Best kleftiko ever. It’s quite a small place but that adds to its homely feel. Would highly recommend.

2  Thank redhed652013
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Our go to place for over 10 years! Giannis remembers and always makes sure to get what we like and works hard to make everyone enjoy their time. Also the terrace is very nice for lunch, fresh and cool under the trees. By the way, the fish is amazing.

Thank apfelstrudi
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