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Taverna Knossos

40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30.2831025582
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Ranked #82 of 230 restaurants in Rethymnon
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Kildare
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped here for 'a light lunch' and ordered two Greek salads with garlic bread. We got an enormous quantity of garlic bread with loads of olives. The salads were fresh and tasty - so big we couldn't finish them. We also had 50cl of very drinkable house white. Desert and raki came free. The bill??.....€20! We saw some very... More

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Rethymnon, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very charming little taverna next to a small harbor. Maria and her brother are so welcoming. He brought instruments to the table and played with my daughter. The food was good. Especially the fresh salad and the homemade lemon ice cream. The fish was a bit overcooked. It felt a bit touristy, but we all had a good time.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have had the best dinners here. Actually we enjoyed it so much that we had to come back several times. Maria, Stella and Stavros will do everything to make you feel welcome and you meet the famous Greek hospitality and warmth in this charming little restaurant. We had the most wonderful grilled fish every time and gorgeous pasta with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Fresh fish of good quality, fresh salads, nice wine, amazing atmosphere and beautiful location. Small family restaurant with accueil chaleureux !!! Рекомендую смело всем!

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great place, a small restaurant, but a beautiful view and delicious food) Maria and her brother really wonderful people with a good heart. We went there for lunch, but stayed to dinner, a relaxing atmosphere and a decent wine :)

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Rethymnon, Greece
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you are looking for a traditonal family restaurant this is it. Mother, son, daughter and husband, worked so hard to make us feel so welcome. The food and the house wine were excellent. We were made to feel so welcome. We spoke to 2 other groups and they were both old customers full of praise. There are many other... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have been going to Taverna Knossos for about six years now. We love everything about that place. It has a very special place in our heart as are the people who own it. Not only is the food wonderful but the music that is provided by Stavros is so much fun. Also don't forget to meet mama Anna. She... More

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Milan, Italy
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Knossos is a very cozy restaurant run by a family, where the old lady still cooks while brother and sister attend at the tables. Food is good and quite big the portion. The brother entertains the guests worth jokes and songs.

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Portishead, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

After 12 years of visiting - you feel like a regular BUT when chatting in the relaxed and un-pressured atmosphere you find a French couple who have been coming for 20 years and then a Norwegian guy who's been coming for 22 years - it says it all - you start as welcome guest and after the first time you... More

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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It's an old, small family-owned taverna at the Old Venetian Harbour. We ate in many other places at Rethymno, but Knossos was the best. All others at teh harbour are more tourist-focused, but this one with superb, honest, cretan cuisine and great people is kinda special. It's the smallest one, but the best. Mule saganaki or baked graviera cheese are... More

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