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Taverna Knossos

40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30.2831025582
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Ranked #84 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
Restaurant details
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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The position is nice even if not very comfortable, but we ate the best fish in Crete. The owner is a very kind woman who, with her two kids, serves perfectly and quickly all the tables, even in rush hour. A place to be tried. Instead of watermelon (the usual sweet gift at the end of the dinner) we were... More

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Bingley, UK
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14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

One of the staff at our accommodation recommended this restaurant personally, saying it was the best value and best food out of all the otherwise overpriced restaurants around the harbour. The menu was limited and whilst quite cheap for drinks and starters, the fresh fish which I ordered was €18. My wife ordered Stuffed Vine leaves to start and pork... More

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Carlton, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a great tiny taverna. Great service. Good history and family ties to this little, but wonderful place. Sandwiched between Zephyros and the Seven Brothers tavernas, this place is a little diamond. YOU MUST VISIT HERE . Its a great setting and everything was wonderful. The menu choice is small, but that itls what you expect from a small... More

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Kildare
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7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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