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“Really worth visiting”

Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food
Ranked #1 of 349 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: STAY INFORMED WITH THE LATEST NEWS AND EVENT ALERTS, ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE! Welcome ! Choosing THAVMA for a short getaway, or for your holiday, you will discover a fantastic destination of stunning natural beauty that combines all the elements that will fulfill your dreams. Maroulas, is one of the finest historical villages in the majestic prefecture of Rethymnon , where our place is located. Thavma, is characterized by its stunning views, offering visitors the unique opportunity to escape from their daily routine and experience happy moments with their family and their friends. Taste pure local treats, accompanied by home made Raki. Enjoy your coffee or drink and "feel" the relaxing peace that surrounds our place, silence which is occasionally interrupted by the singing of the birds. Taste our Cretan traditional home made food, accompanied by home made wine. In case you are charmed by all the mentioned above and want to stay, a wonderful apartment is at your disposal as you can see on our website ! Our place THAVMA is only 15 minutes away from Rethymnon on the way to Maroulas from the western side. You are more than welcome ! Maria Bounialetou
1 review
“Really worth visiting”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Perfect view, perfect food, perfect service. Really worth visiting, especially during the afternoon when the scenery is magic.

  • Visited April 2014
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Maria-Bounialetou, Ιδιοκτήτης at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this short but so full bodied review. It's very kind of you! Hope to see you again! Take care...
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“"A pleasure for your mouth, eyes and soul"”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Hostess Maria, wellcomed us as soon as we got there. It was a long day for us till we get there, so it was really nice to eat such comfort food while watching the mountains and sea of beautiful Crete. All in all, delicious traditional tastes, wonderful sunset and most of all unforgetable hospitality!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Maria-Bounialetou, Ιδιοκτήτης at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi ! Thank you so much for your review! It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you have enjoyed our food and our hospitality! Hope to see you soon! Take care...
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“A beautiful spot in Maroulas - Rehtymnon”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

On 2 May we finally found Thavma, after having taken a wrong road and a beautiful drive of at least 40 kilometers. And it was less than 10 kilometers from Rethymnon!

We were welcomed by the daughter. We were the only ones and had a look around. So nice and there is even a little church 20 meters from the taverna. The church was locked but the key was there so we had a look inside, where a candlelight was burning. There were 10 chairs and like all other churches it had paintings etc. This little church has services!

We had water (a big bottle free, because they had run out of the smaller) and a cold beer, while the daughter started preparing a meal for us.

Then the mother came home and we were warmly welcomed with hugs and kisses.

It was lunch time so we shared a Greek salad and the day's freshly made pork and homemade fries. It was all very nice and good.

The dessert on the house was homemade tasty naranjes on a teaspoon and something more which I have forgottten.

The view from the terrace is "to die for" - so beautiful. We would have loved to go there for dinner as well, so we could have seen the sunset and lights in Rethymnon.

Since we were the only ones there they had time to come out and speak with us, which was very nice. We hugged and kissed before we left and the mother gave me a white lily (the only one she had and then she gave it to me! Thank you!).

We had a wonderful afternoon at Thavma. If you want to try something local and if you want to eat homemade food you should go there. It is not gourmet, which you should go for elsewhere. but it is good.

We wish the best for this little taverna and hope to see you again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Maria-Bounialetou, Ιδιοκτήτης at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed our Cretan dishes. We also thank you for your comments about our little chapel and the views. About the lily...well my mom, wants always to express her love to people and so we most of the time run out of flowers!!! but I like seeing her doing it because we do love to make our customers happy ... Hope to see you again! Take care...
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“amazing view, food, people”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Absolutely stunning amazing view!!!! Great delicious traditional food, great and warm people, and perfect service!! We went a lot of times with our child and enjoyed it very much!! We are looking forward to go again!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Maria-Bounialetou, Ιδιοκτήτης at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Hi! How are you doing? Thank you so much for your review! Thank you also for coming to our place we realy appreciate it... your child is so adorable! Hope to see you soon again! Take care...
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“What a great place to relax and enjoy great food!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Upon arrival we got welcomed by Maria and her family and felt direct at home. The food was lovely, especially the daily fresh cooked proposals at the end menu. A good Cretan menu.
The sunsets were beautiful and when it got a bit fresh, Maria proposed us to use some of the fleece blankets. One of these nice personal touches. A great relief of the coastal tourist traps.

  • Visited May 2014
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Maria-Bounialetou, Ιδιοκτήτης at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Hello! Thank you for your lovely review! We also thank you for choosing our restaurant to enjoy Cretan food. We are so happy to hear that you liked the fresh cooked dishes you've ordered.
We hope to see you again, to offer you another great evening! Take care...
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