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Zefyros Family Fish Taverna

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Chowder, Seafood, Greek
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Nearchou 41 ( Old Harbour ) | 74100, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 028206
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A must visit!!

Faultless. I had the best fish dish outside Japan. love the deco and the location. The service is excellent the food is excellent and the presentation is excellent. . Don't make the mistake we made and try anywhere else on the harbour. We love good food and returned 3 times in 1 week. . That says... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Sakupo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Faultless. I had the best fish dish outside Japan. love the deco and the location. The service is excellent the food is excellent and the presentation is excellent. . Don't make the mistake we made and try anywhere else on the harbour. We love good food and returned 3 times in 1 week. . That says it all. . Good... More 

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Lecco, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Based in the old port of Rethymno "Zefyros" provides you with an outstanding quality seafood. "Must" try are Spaghetti with Jumbo shrimps. Really excellent and perfectly cooked (said by an Italian this has double value....). Worth coming to Rethymno only to try this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

After an angering meal at Mouragio Maria, we found our way to Zephyros a few days later. And, yes, it is the only restaurant where they don’t pester you to come in. Don't miss the opportunity, for this is a dream of a Greek seafood restaurant. The waiter was quick to give us the menu, and had nothing but understanding... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

As always, the people of Crete know how to welcome guests and Zefyros doesn't disappoint here, super welcoming and friendly. Prior to Crete on our trip we ate probably the best seafood we have ever had in Cinque Terre in Italy, so perhaps it is hard to measure up to that and we are harsh critiques - we thought the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is a real family restaurant. The only one who didn't harrash us and annoyed us as tourists. It is no wonder why the other seafood restaurants at the old harbour didn't get good reviews. We tried the local fresh mediterranean lobster and deep fried anchovy. Very fresh and delicious. Worth of money, not so expensive. As complimentary from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great family place to sit and eat amazingly looking food that will create a serous explosion of flavour in your mouth . As we were eating they were bringing in fresh seafood for the dinner shift! The owner is so friendly and he should be so proud of this gem he has !

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Venecian Harbour is one of the most popular places to eat in Rethymnon and Zefyros Taverna is definitely the most popular from all other venues in the harbor. We came there without booking and were lucky enough to get a table right near the water. The view was amazing with boats, lights and old houses around. We decided on swordfish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Had an excellent time with gorgeous food, local wine, perfect setting and very very friendly staff....A must for any lover of quality food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Visited here during our 2 week stay in Crete. Impressed by the reviews on trip advisor so made it one of the places we had to visit. Found the restaurant easily but getting to it was made difficult by the hard sell of neighbouring establishments which was quite daunting. Anyway we were seated right on the harbour side and were... More 

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Reading, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A great family restaurant. The only one in the Venetian harbour not to hassle you as you walk past...because they don't need to!! The food is great and the welcome from the owner outstanding. A must visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nearchou 41 ( Old Harbour ) | 74100, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 028206

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic

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