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Taverna Knossos

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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 157
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 19
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  • 24
    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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Doha, Qatar
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

hello we are there already three times had dinner because of the good reviews on tripadvisor , three times really disappointed both in the host and in the food , remarkably knew the hostess whenever the bill out of her head ?? If griek being I have not really experienced the authentic kitchen must as restaurant is Tamam in Rethymnon

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went only due to the good tripadvisor rating when we were in the area. The whole small harbor is a tourist trap that grabs you by the arm to eat here or there. This place doesn't as they depend on good traveller guide ratings.. Strangely so. To be fair, the service was quite friendly and the food was above... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Atmosfera molto carina, con la proprietaria e il fratello che mettono subito a proprio agio. Il fratello è un burlone, per cui siate preparati. Il cibo purtroppo non è all'altezza del posto. Piatti decisamente troppo conditi, montagne di verdura e quando ci è stato servito il main dish a base di gamberi grigliati abbiamo toccato il fondo: una montagna di... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We went to this restaurant according to the guide book and we are not disappoint at all. Most of the restaurants on the way before you reach this place are very pushy to get customers in but we do not like to be pushed. So we kept walking until almost the end of the way and there we found this... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

wow - what not to like about this restaurant. A party of 9 - 4 adults and 5 children we all ate splendidly at Knossos. From the outset Maria was genuine, honest and friendly without being pushy which is something quite unique in our experience at the harbour. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything we opted for was really tasty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

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

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

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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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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