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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Contactless ordering
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Sponsored by: Kastro Cretan Cuisine

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Cretan Cuisine
1. Cretan Cuisine
"A truly great lunch at Kastro."
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2. Hospitable Atmosphere
2. Hospitable Atmosphere
"This restaurant is superb"
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3. Family Buisiness
3. Family Buisiness
"This amazing place made our holiday!"
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Cretan cuisine has a long standing tradition dating back centuries ago and is directly connected to the production of high quality agricultural and cattle farming products. Savor the variety, delicacy and high quality of the guaranteed cuisine of Kastro! We always use extra virgin olive oil, as required by the famous Cretan diet. Our restaurant has been awarded with the label "cretan cuisine" by the Agronutritional Cooperation of the Region of Crete. It therefore, has all the prerequisites that will definitely initiate you to the delicious world of savory experiences, which will absolutely impress you. "Perfect Cretan food in a friendly environment in an idyllic verandah" and "impeccable service
$11 - $23
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, Greek
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on a stormy day and there were a few drops and big puddles in the gazebo. Wine was not bad. Food could have been fresher and bones isn’t he fried fish. The service and hospitality was excellent. Two servings of raki and complimentary cake...and they arranged a taxi for us.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

The place to be... Cretan atmosphere, delicious and various menu, amazing hospitality and the best of service! Manoli's raki is the best cure against everything. Made with much love and meraki. I suggest it to everyone who comes in rethymno, make a stop here and...have an unforgettable and tasty experience! Ps. I love the kolokythanthous, i could eat them every day!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

- very delicious food - friendly staff - good value for money - nice place and great atmosphere - tasty beer from a local cretan brewery called Charma

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service. The staff really make your visit something to remember. Superb moussaka and think we ate here 4-5 times during our stay and everything on the meny was fantastic. A must if you are in panormos!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, good prices, friendly service. Everything matched! We enjoyed a beautiful stay there.

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Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very special food and great service in a lovely surrounding. Try the special Raki! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2020 via mobile

Visited this delicious taverna 3 times. Each time was a joy. Even though this is a taverna, not a restaurant the dishes were way above what you’d might expect at a road side taverna. Presentation, quality and preparation were staggering. Service was a delight. They...were eager to share details about the food and drinks. They have a nice selection of traditional Cretan food, wine and beers. Can highly recommend the tomatoes fritters and the melitzano salata (dip of roasted eggplant) which was very light and creamy (they told me they added a bit of yoghurt instead of the traditional tahini). Beet and Roka salad came with delicious caramelised nuts. Dolmades were made with zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes. Octopus was succulent etc etc. Really you can’t go wrong, everything was mouth-watering. Prices for the quality is ridiculous low.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020

Lovely food and friendly staff and a very nice atmosphere. We went twice and husband said it was the best moussaka. I had a lamb in wine sauce the second time we went and it was fabulous. Also very reasonable prices.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 6, 2020

Very nice welcoming place. Price/quality ratio is really really impressive. Also they take very good care regarding measures against the coronavirus

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 6, 2020

The food was amazing... So tasty, and fresh!The service was wonderful, every person that attended us was so nice and polite.. The restaurant it's just beautiful and it feels like home,and the prices are very good, it is not expensive at all and the quality...of the food is perfect. They give you free water, and we had a free desert that was really tasty! Everything was perfect... In our stay in Panormos we will go more times to this wonderful place, thank you very much to all the Kastro restaurant personal :)More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from phoebos02 | Reviewed this property |
No. Far from it.
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April 22, 2019|
Response from milopotamitis | Property representative |
Yes, the restaurant will be open on Saturday 27th. We will be happy to see you!
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