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Taverna Fantastiko

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Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Traditional Greek food, with an amazing view from the terrace. Wonderful place for a quiet lunch or early dinner. The food is good, tradition and basic. Prices are very affordable.

Thank ofirsm
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A winding road to the top of the mountain brings you to Taverna Fantastiko. They serve excellent traditional Greek food at incredibly affordable prices. The view from the terrace is stunning: overlooking the bay of Rethymnon and the beautiful sunset. Highly recommended, but do note that it's not possible to pay by credit card so bring cash!

Thank JHurk
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taverna Fantastiko !!!❤ Our favorite family taverna in Crete. Loving family, the best and great traditional greek dishes from Mammas kitchen ( a must when you go to Crete) Everything is made by the family. It is always a joy to be there. We have been travelling to Crete 9 years in a row. And our favorite place is Fantastiko... More 

Thank Maj-Britt N
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owners of the restaurant are lovely, amazing view at the top of the village of Maroulas. The food is excellent, good local and traditional dishes.

Thank Peachey2014
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing spot...Amazing view!You really dine with a postcard view!The owners are very friendly and kind.The food is so tasty and really traditional.Everything is homemade and from their own farm.You should taste the fried aubergines and haloumi cheese they make.Also their chicken souvlaki is very juicy.For me the best was the lamb traditional with Cretan herbs.We will be back for sure!

Thank 182esmar
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come in Crete every year and we stay almost the whole summer.It was our first time though that we decided to do this exciting trip and visit Taverna Fantastiko.The view is absolutely amazing!!!!We had a very nice starter plate and then we tried the goat from the woods oven...We were speechless!!!Congratulations for everything.Very good service(even if it was very... More 

1 Thank webera755
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious home-made food, friendly service and stunning sunset views. Exciting steep drive up the hill, playground for kids and nice veranda for comfy sunset views

Thank Vincent B
Barnet, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set up really high this place has amazing views across Rethymno. You need a car to get to it. Don't park in the village & walk like we did as we had to get a lift from the local farmers!!! Once there the welcome was wonderful. Excellent menu, very cheap & all homemade! Really perfect setting & gorgeous food. Probably... More 

Thank nickymasterson
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view - day stare over the see, night see stars we can't see in the UK due to light pollution. In addition great service and food!

Thank BenjiAndrea
Paris, France
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 10:30 pm, the waitress welcomed us as if we were at 8.30 pm. The restaurant is situated at the top of a hill, 1 magnificent view on Rethymno and its surrounding. When the other customers left, we had even the restaurant for us alone. For starter, a wide selection of 'home-made' cheeses or 'classical' greak salad or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon  >  Maroulas
  • Phone Number: 2831072369
Traditonal Taverna with local food only.Homemade cheese and homemade bread as well as meat from our farm...Enjoy the best view and wonderfull sunsets of the island...

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