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Taverna Fantastico

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Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74001, Greece
2831072369
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing local taverna

The family prepared the most wonderful birthday lunch for me, made from their local produce, and cooked in their wood ovens. Breath taking views and close up sightings of the massive vultures. The band of local young musicians played authentic Cretan music. Nothing was too much trouble for this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The family prepared the most wonderful birthday lunch for me, made from their local produce, and cooked in their wood ovens. Breath taking views and close up sightings of the massive vultures. The band of local young musicians played authentic Cretan music. Nothing was too much trouble for this lovely family.

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Market Drayton, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was recommended to us by the rep at the Leoniki residence so as a group we had expectations of great home cooked Cretan food as per all other reviews. The food was cafe food at a truck stop in the uk level! Not worth the time or taxi fair up there! It felt like we were in a living... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Proper cretan home cooked food!!!! Local produce and ingredients. Be open to suggestions if you want to taste real food and not "tourist menu" And on top of that fantastic view overlooking Rethymno. I don't know which of the two (food or view) to score first in my review. Top marks. It's only 5 min drive up (literally up) from... More 

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Spijkenisse, Nederland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were taken here by the owners of the complex we were staying at and wow, what a place! The views are to die for, the sunset is as well and even after dark it still amazes you. The food is (as my husband put it) 'Greek without any bull****'! Simple dishes with great taste...

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Risca, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lovely spot at the top of a mountain to see the sun set. Owners were lovely. Food was fine. Roads were windy to get to it but worth it.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a very special place, away from the mass tourism in the city, with a spectacular view over the Rethymno bay. A family restaurant with homemade very good greek food, and sweet people. Nice and windy on warm days, perfect sunsets in the evenings. Make sure to bring your camera!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Brilliant service, nice local food served. And a view to kill for. We enjoyed this place a'lot and also the local village Maroulas.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

What a view , myself and my partner actually cycled up their , it's about 800ft above sea level , you can see from one side of the bay to the other , home cooked food too , Fantastico!!

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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Had several great meals here. All the food was home produced. One of their own goats supplied my main course with home made yoghurt and cheese. The beef in wine sauce was excellent as was the chicken in lemon. Service great and very warm and friendly. The view was amazing and will definitely return on our next visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had a very good, plain meal. Nothing fancy but wholesome and fresh Greek food. Friendly service. The sunset was lovely and worth going for alone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74001, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon  >  Maroulas
  • Phone Number: 2831072369

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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