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“Great experience”

Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food
Ranked #4 of 365 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Amazing view with smells of thyme and sage in the mountain air. The place is a perfect combination of aesthetics, good food, atmosphere and service.
Maria welcomed us so warmly, she was probably the nicest person we encountered on our trip to crete. We had a cretan mountain salad, a chicken with lemon and oregano, lemonade and white wine. The food was simple, yet very fresh and tasty.
Certainly a must if you are in the area.
We had some trouble finding the restaurant (we thought it was inside the city Rethimnon), but the long way was worth it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Hi! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very glad that you've enjoyed the smells of the mountain and the environment here, but we are more glad because you've enjoyed our food! Hope to see you soon and we'll try to offer you another great evening here at Thavma ! Take care...
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing view, food, service... and anchovies”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Well worth taking a trip here as the views, service and food are fantastic. Really high quality homemade food for a great price. Many thanks to Maria and her Mum for a brilliant taste of Crete.

  • Visited May 2014
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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely comments! It was a great pleasure for me and my mom to have you with us! You are so kind! We are happy that you've enjoyed our dishes...Hope to see you soon! Take care...
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Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We went for a meal one evening and were the only ones there as it was early May.The views were spectacular,Maria and her family were very welcoming and it felt we were visiting their house for a meal as friends.We had a delicious home cooked meal and would recommend everyone to go.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ann M
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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Hello! We thank you so much for your review! You know, our goal is to make our customers not to feel like customers but like friends or like members of our family... Me and my mom, are very glad to hear that you've had such a nice time at THAVMA and that you've enjoyed our dishes ! Fresh homemade food is the secret that make you feel like friends of our family...we eat the same food that we serve to our friends! Hope to see you soon ! Take care...
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A long and winding road, to a unique and beautiful place to eat”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We went here and had the pork, chicken and lamb of the specials board, each had it's own uniqueness of flavours, the service was very good with a smile and friendlness that is sadly missing from so many more commercial restaurants. The view are spectacular, especially at sunset. The road to the restaurant has plenty of surprises, don't look down lol. We will be back , thank you

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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review! We are very glad that you've enjoyed our dishes! We also thank you for your comments about our food and the service. We'll be very happy to see you again soon ! Take care...
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kent
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16 reviews
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“UNbeatable”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This place is wonderful,the setting is out of this world,the food is simply delicious and Maria and her mother are the loveliest kind and genuine people you could ever wish to meet.We got a taxi from platanes to Maroulas,then walked back down a country trail after our meal.So sorry we only had time to go twice during our weeks holiday,if we go back to Crete,then this restaurant is top of our wish list.....Thank you Maria and Theadora....Hope you have a very successfull season,you deserve it.x

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank iaininkent
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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Hello! Thank you very much for your review! You are so kind...Thank you for coming twice to our restaurant. We are so happy to hear that you've had such a nice time! Hope to see you again soon ! Take care...
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