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Zefyros Family Fish Taverna

Nearchou 41 ( Old Harbour ) | 74100, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 28310 28206
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Ranked #5 of 234 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When we arrived to Rethymnon lady at the hotel told us to avoid restaurants in Old Harbour as they are too touristic and food quality is poor. Anyway we gave this place a try (actually we were here twice during our stay) and do not regret. Restaurants around Zefyros are full of people advertising their food and having display of... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not your average taverna, Zeyferos definitely deserves it's laudatory reviews on this forum. From the outset, the waiter Aldo, was extremely attentive and full of suggestions and information, hastening to produce impressive trays of fresh fish and help us make our choices. They stick to their competences here and do not make cocktails BUT they were too happy to run... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visitied as a family for a treat while staying at Rethymnon and so glad that we did as it was one of the highlights of the holiday. Located right on the harbour with a lovely view which added to the experience. The area was full of restaurants with the owners all trying to entice you in however there was no... More

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Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We booked a table here for our second last night in Rethymno and we weren't disappointed When we arrived there was a small delay with our table and the maître D kindly offered us two glasses of wine on the house. We were then lucky enough to get a waterside table. Having dined at taverna Knossos next door earlier in... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited Zefyros Taverna last night and it is by far the best on the water with a view. We hadn't made a reservation, so we couldn't get a table that was on the edge if the water, but we're last minute kind of people anyway and it didn't change the taste of the food. 1. They don't have a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Decent service, very average food. Real pity as could be great. Really shouldn't be seduced by the location and often the little tavernas off the beaten track are so so much better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My family and I found this taverna by our arrival in Rethymno. We are always aiming for traditional greek food and we enjoy it a lot accompanied by a bottle of good Retsina. My first impression from the place was that it is quite big and clean compared to the others positioned nearby at the old port of Rethymno. The... More

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Moscow, Russia
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went there based on trip advisor comments and rating. The waitress had good English and was quite communicating, but we waited for the food for a looong time and also he showed us a lobster (which was really huge) and kind of convinced us to take it and it was twice as small as the one he showed us.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food is good, the service is outstanding and the scenery is nice. Some of the restaurants in the old harbor are bad, charging you too much and scams you.. This one is NOT one of these places. If you and you're friends wants a perfect evening with good food, excellent service and also not that expensive either - go... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There are many many many options around this pretty little harbour, but we followed the advice of other contributors and went to Zefyros for our last lunch in Crete... Totally loved it! Very nice and gentle staff who are informative and helpful (not loud or pushy, as some of the other places certainly are), a subdued and delightful colour-scheme and... More

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