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40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30.2831025582
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's...
Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki
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  • 145
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
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  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Seafood and Great Service

Had fresh fish grilled to perfection and the owners offered great service at a very reasonable price ( given the other restaurants in this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I followed Lonely Planet's recommendation and had dinner at this family-run restaurant overlooking the Venetian Port. The view was incredible and romantic; I had a little outdoor table right on the waterfront. The service really stood out to me. All of the staff was super friendly, and the owners spent a lot of time talking and joking and playing music... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Best fish restaurant in Rethymnon ! The owners Maria and Stavros makes this place a pearl :-) The food and service is just perfect, calm down, leave the stress, and relay at Marias recommendation .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Knossos Restaurant it's located in a quiet corner of the venetian port, it is a relaxing spot. The food has a very good quality and it really tastes homemade! It is a family business where each member has a role, the mamma cooked nicely, the daughter made us feel super comfortable and the son amused us with is humour,... More 

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Egham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the starters and bread, and the setting was really very good, but unfortunately the main course fish was overcooked and not very well filletted, and the meal as a whole was overpriced - our most expensive in Rethymnon.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had fresh fish grilled to perfection and the owners offered great service at a very reasonable price ( given the other restaurants in this area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This tiny taverna is really something extraordinary. The location offers a brilliant view to the Venetian harbor of Rethymnon. The owner is an entertainer and involves the guests in his funny gags, jokes and music making. The variety of dishes on the menu is pretty limited, mainly fish and seafood. What's outstanding is the homemade Taramo salad (fish egg creme)... More 

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Portishead, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved it all. Food ambience. Service everything brill. Our 14th year so we feel like regulars but a Norwegian couple pointed out that as they had been going for 22 years we were still newbies!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is quite unique. It has a top location on the harbour, so you can sit just next to the water and observe the life of fish and birds and their continuous interactions. It's also a great point to observe the fellow tourists when the pass by ;p But what really make this place so different is the people... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very nice food in a very nice location, good choice of local food cooked by Maria who has helped to run the restaurant for 4 generations , the staff are very helpful. Would recommend a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited Knossos on recommendation from our hotel and had every reason to be grateful! Lovely meal with superb, fresh food and fine, friendly owners, a short walk from the Old Town. Heartily recommended when you visit lovely Rethymnon.

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Additional Information about Taverna Knossos

Address: 40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30.2831025582
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30.2831025582

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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