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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food - lovely setting

This restaurant is close to the Fortress, it ha split level seating and although it faces in land there is a spectacular view. We sat on the higher terrace, the service was extremely friendly & genuine and we were made to feel very relaxed. The restaurant is set in a lovely old building, climbers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is close to the Fortress, it ha split level seating and although it faces in land there is a spectacular view. We sat on the higher terrace, the service was extremely friendly & genuine and we were made to feel very relaxed. The restaurant is set in a lovely old building, climbers shade the terrace and inside there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Been here several times a couple of years ago. Now one more week in Rethymnon I went several times to the restaurant. The food is not Michelin - but truly gourmet, and tasty again and again. Its located with a beautiful view and staff are always very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was the first restaurant we made in rethymnon, following on advices made on trip advisor. We had a great night, the food is delicious and the waitress very thoughtful. However it is a bit expensive for Creta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had very high expectations on this restaurant and were not disappointed - it deserves all the praise found here. Professional staff with just the right level of service, a beautiful setting and very good food. They serve traditional food but with an attention to detail and levels of flavours that we did not encounter in other restaurants. We started... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here on our last night in Rethmynon, and left it until last as we had been assured that it was exceptional, and in fairness we found it to be so. Service is exemplary, not overly friendly but attentive. Our starters were both excellent, but our mains raised the bar to another level, my wife had Pork Fillet, which... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had dinner at Castelvecchio once during our stay in Rethymno. The restaurant is nicely located near the fortress and features a terrace with a great view of the city. The staff were friendly and very helpful. When ordering we were originally choosing for 2 glasses of the house red wine. Our waiter advised us that a carafe would be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was for us the best restaurant in Rethymnon, away from the touristy traps and restaurants is the old town. The food is excellent executed and the staff really friendly and helpful. The view is amazing and the setting very romantic. All the meats are great and they have excellent house wine.Would definitely go back.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Service here is absolutely exemplary. Dinner on a romantic terrace with superb Saganaki Prawns and the Rabbit Stifado. What a wonderful, romantic experience. Highly recommended for a memorable evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The staff are very friendly, making suggestions on the menu, for starter we had baked Greek cheese souvlaki (amazing), stuffed vine leaves and bread and dip, very tasty olives, picante peppers for the bread. For main we both had sea bass, very large portions came with a delightful garlic mash potato. We were given a free dessert of walnut cake,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

the best restaurant in Rethymno. Beautiful panoramic view!!! It's served cold water in hot day absolutely free! Tasty light food and delicious aperitif snacks . Sit in the 1 store if the day is windy.

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

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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, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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