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Castelvecchio

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Greek, Grill
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Himaras 29, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
28310 55163
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Meal in Crete

Had such a great dinner here, the wind was up this night, so we decided to eat inside and wow it is so pretty inside see photos, the food is incredible very family ran, dad taught his sons and family how to cook now they run it, had the lamb in foil the most tender lamb ever, the vegetable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Had such a great dinner here, the wind was up this night, so we decided to eat inside and wow it is so pretty inside see photos, the food is incredible very family ran, dad taught his sons and family how to cook now they run it, had the lamb in foil the most tender lamb ever, the vegetable moussaka... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place is a bit further away from the central sections of Rethymno old town - closer to the fortress - but it was worth the walk for us. This was our first dinner in Crete and one of the best.

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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely setting, lovely food and drink. Good service. Must book as this place is small and gets busy ages in advance!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We came here twice and loved the food and ambience away from the typical tourist hotspots. The owner even got on his motorbike to guide us to our hotel when we first arrived and got lost. He was charming as was his young lady staff member. We had beautiful food at reasonable prices. Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us however our attempt to eat there was met with staff who asked us to come back another day as they had just had a large party (looked about 8 people)turn up and were busy.There was several tables free and the restaurant only looked to be a third full.Needless to say we did not return... More 

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Burnley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Another great find, lovely setting and great food. Tucked away near the castle the service was excellent. The lamb in honey was excellent as was the five cheese starter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A very good resturant. Excelent meals, the service and the way the tables are decorated are fabules. We enjoyed very much

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Top quality food and preparation, excellent service, relaxed and friendly. Pricey but worth it. This was one of the two best restaurants we visited in Greece (the other was in Agio Nikolas.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our best meal in Rethymnon. Beautiful family run restaurant, kind and attentive service, with splendid view over town. Avocado salad delicious, sole in champagne sauce really good, greek white wine surprisingly good, also. At the end the house offered us a soft and very tasty walnut cake. We left happy and satisfied, 100 euros for four persons was a very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We've been coming here for years now and we just love it, especially the avocado salad! The setting is lovely, but it's probably best to book the day before as it does get busy. And if the weather is cold or rainy, the inside seating area is also really nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Himaras 29, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: 28310 55163

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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