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“Good honest home cooked food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taverna Knossos

Taverna Knossos
Ranked #34 of 339 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki
Carlton, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good honest home cooked food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a great tiny taverna. Great service. Good history and family ties to this little, but wonderful place. Sandwiched between Zephyros and the Seven Brothers tavernas, this place is a little diamond. YOU MUST VISIT HERE . Its a great setting and everything was wonderful. The menu choice is small, but that itls what you expect from a small family run taverna. No gimmicks. No frozen rubbish, just great Greek food. Absolutely marvellous. Xxxxxxxx

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Michael M
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Kildare
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good inexpensive food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for 'a light lunch' and ordered two Greek salads with garlic bread. We got an enormous quantity of garlic bread with loads of olives. The salads were fresh and tasty - so big we couldn't finish them. We also had 50cl of very drinkable house white.
Desert and raki came free. The bill??.....€20!
We saw some very nice fish dishes being served to clients at the next table.
Service came with a smile.

  • Visited July 2014
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Rethymnon, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely dinner next to water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very charming little taverna next to a small harbor. Maria and her brother are so welcoming. He brought instruments to the table and played with my daughter. The food was good. Especially the fresh salad and the homemade lemon ice cream. The fish was a bit overcooked. It felt a bit touristy, but we all had a good time.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Margaret W
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful and charming authentic Cretan cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We have had the best dinners here. Actually we enjoyed it so much that we had to come back several times. Maria, Stella and Stavros will do everything to make you feel welcome and you meet the famous Greek hospitality and warmth in this charming little restaurant. We had the most wonderful grilled fish every time and gorgeous pasta with sea food - absolutely to die for! The kids loved to sit by the edge of the water looking at the large fish swimming in the harbor. If you look for a romantic and authentic place, this is it!

  • Visited July 2014
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“Simply amazing food, very good fish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Fresh fish of good quality, fresh salads, nice wine, amazing atmosphere and beautiful location. Small family restaurant with accueil chaleureux !!! Рекомендую смело всем!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Iakusha
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