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Taverna Fantastiko

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Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
2831072369
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Traditonal Taverna with local food only.Homemade cheese and homemade bread...
Traditonal Taverna with local food only.Homemade cheese and homemade bread as well as meat from our farm...Enjoy the best view and wonderfull sunsets of the island...
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Asteri" The Stars

Fanstastiko the place to view the stars, not filmstars but the cleanest sky in Crete. Head there for a sundowner and watch the landscape and sky come alive !! Very traditional food with signature dishes of Onion pies and Lamb cooked in its own oil our favourite. For a light bite try the mixed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Travelstudios
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Fanstastiko the place to view the stars, not filmstars but the cleanest sky in Crete. Head there for a sundowner and watch the landscape and sky come alive !! Very traditional food with signature dishes of Onion pies and Lamb cooked in its own oil our favourite. For a light bite try the mixed Mezi dish with fresh bread from... More 

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Thank Travelstudios
Halstead, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Delicious Cretan cuisine from the top of a hill overlooking the town of Rethymnon. Wide view and sunset photo opportunity. Highly recommended. Drive through Maralous signed all the way. Lovely restaurant and staff very friendly and helpful. Scrummy grapes in wine honey and yogurt gratis.

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Thank Anne M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A nice small Family restaurant in the hills close to Rethymnon. Beatifully situated on a hillside with a gorgeous view over the bay. The owners are very hospitable and the food really good. A table full of starters and a Cold beer, that's all you need.

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Thank Eva K
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

If you're looking for the most amazing hospitality, the REAL home-cooked fresh food and arguably the most spectacular view in the whole of Crete, there's nowhere better for you! Sure the restaurant has a child's cot in the middle and feels like someone's front room, sure the decor could use updating, sure the road there could be a little less... More 

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Thank Jon C
England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We went to Fantastiko quite late to eat dinner, we were the only one's there and it was perfect, the view was incredible, even late at night you could see the whole coast of rethymno, however the best time to go would be as the sun is setting!, The service was fantastic, we were told everything there was, which was... More 

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Thank rebecca_archer
Nicosia, Cyprus
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Apart from the amazing view, the delicious (and always high quality) food, what makes this particular place special is the hospitality of the people there. From the warm welcome at the moment you enter till the gracious 'goodbye' at the moment you leave, the feeling of cozyness and the friendly people make the time you spent there a unique experience.... More 

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Thank Stefanos F
RETHYMNO
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Its a place you must visit when you are in Rethymno ,day or night !! The view from ‘Fantastico’ is really 'Fantastic' and relaxing . Astero the owner, make you feel really welcome..You will enjoy really local food. Try the 'Goat' one of the traditional local dishes, also the plates of the day are really, really good !!!

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Thank kritsotakisgeorge
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Before travelling to Rethmynon I checked trip advisor and could see that there were a lot of restaurants with four star reviews which meant picking became more tricky unless you read every review of each restaurant so was pleased to see that our villa had a guest book and a recent previous occupant had written a strong recommendation to visit... More 

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Thank Tito1999
Tamworth
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived as a large party also arrived so waited a long time for drinks, menus, food and the bill and on a slightly cloudy day the views did little to compensate. It felt a little bit like sitting in someone's front room for dinner without the advantage of being family. Food was average. Disappointed after all the great... More 

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Thank Emsiehot
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

we have recently returned from a holiday staying in nearby village. The family run Taverna is really lovely.....fab food, service and hospitality, with the added bonus of a breathtaking view. Highly recommend. Thanks to everyone .......hope to return sometime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon  >  Maroulas
  • Phone Number: 2831072369

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Traditonal Taverna with local food only.Homemade cheese and homemade bread as well as meat from our farm...Enjoy the best view and wonderfull sunsets of the island...
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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