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Taverna Knossos

40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30.2831025582
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Ranked #108 of 238 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Greek
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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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Lugano, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

it seems you need to go to a Greek island - and not all of them! - to enjoy freshly fished seafood. What I mostly enjoyed were the mussels, cooked with a house recipe, but it was also nice to sit at a table so near the sea that you could see the fish swimming below. By the way, everything... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We have visited this taverna based on recommendations of several sources.unfortunately it was total disapointment.food is expensive and not worse money.fish was burned,they have forgot to bring salad which was on menu of 50eur!!! It seems they give preference to Greeks, which were served much faster... We also had problem with payment with credit card. Not worse visiting

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is my 2nd time at the taverna of Maria and Stavros...the location is just magnificent, right at the old Venetian port, which gives a strong nostalgic feeling about times that will never come back...the tavern has an original, authentic decor comprising of wonderful colours and smells which they only appear in old-style retro advertising...only this is original and not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
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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
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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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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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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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