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“A disappointment” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town

Old Town
Ranked #167 of 338 Restaurants in Rethymnon
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

A nice looking place in a nice narrow street. Very nice and friendly staff. Had a good thim there. But the food is not so special. Had a selection of Cretan specialities and they all tasted more like industrial food...

Visited May 2013
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52 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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148 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

The Old Town of Rethymnon is full of small streets with restaurants and vendors. The stores sell a mixture of paintings, clothing/shoes, spices, olive oil, postcards, etc.

Most of the restaurants have tables on the cobblestone streets. It seems to be a pedestrian zone with few cars/motorcycles.

You should be aware that most of the stores close in the afternoon but are open in full force at night. The restaurants seem to be open for the whole day. In certain (busier) sections of the Old Town, the restaurants have people stationed outside harassing you to come dine with them. That got a bit annoying because it means constantly declining. Nevertheless, the Old Town is charming and worth a visit!

Visited October 2012
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VAUX ROUILLAC FRANCE
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice meal out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Good food, warm welcome in this Cretan taverna. Good value for money too. A nice place to wind down after a day's sightseeing.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Linda T
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Amsterdam
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Quiet place but great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Loved this place. It was very quiet when we visited but the menu ticked all our boxes. All our order was made fresh to order. Nothing to fault. Wish more people would sample the delights here. Inexpensive too.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank LizzzzyZ
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Weesp, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Oldest Taverna in Rethymno”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

Taverna Old Town is in the center of Rethymno, near the Minaret and the Folk art museum. Here I eat always different mezes with a good glass of wine and finish with raki. Giannis has local sausages, Eggplant and Zuchini oies, feta cheese, salads, Apaki smoked pork and home made stuffed potatoes with cheese or other filling.
Open all year and weekends live Greek or Cretam music.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Albert v
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