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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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Assen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time this week in Maroulos, a view over Rethymno of a mountain. After dinning in a little town and on main street, please go to the little towns this one will take you up in the mountains on all roads next to the goats. Great hospitality and great simple food special the starter " halloumi " it was gone... More 

Thank Hornets1052
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a mandatory visit if you are at the northwest coast of Crete! Amazing (I really mean it!) view of the coastline, amazing family who runs the place since 25 years and the food was great. Response at Facebook page with a few hours. The only reason I didn't give it 5 was that some of our dishes were... More 

Thank David J
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely, family run restaurant - amazing views as is located at the top of a remote hill, and worth a trip just for that. The food is good, decent rustic Greek dishes, and all prepared and served by the family that run the place. The family themselves were incredible arm and welcoming. Def worth a visit.

Thank Savdan75
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant for views ever. The restaurant is built on top of a hillside overlooking the coastline of Rethymno. Dining in the outside area watching the sunset is a must.. The food is good together with a very friendly family run business. Altogether very good value for money as it is cheaper than the main town places.

Thank georgeserrels
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for evening meal. Very friendly staff and amazing views. Good food and excellent value when compared to those resturaunts in nearby Rethymnon. Well worth a visit but in my view Taverna Thavma wins.

Thank Dawn M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most wonderfull cretan food , wiev and woman who served the food!!! Had to go there again this year 👍😘

Thank Villemoes
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is quite a steep drive up to the taverna but so worth it not just for the views but the warm welcome you receive from this family run taverna , the food is the best on the island ! all home cooked , the goat cooked in the oven and lemon chicken were excellence ! they also make their... More 

Thank hellokim64
aastero, Owner at Taverna Fantastiko, responded to this review

Dear friends.Kalispera from Crete...I hope you had a nice trip back home.Thank you gor spending your time writting all these nice comments about us.Hope to see you again at your next visit in Crete. More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner and lunch at Fantastiko. The use fresh ingredients and they introduced us some nice traditional dishes from Crete. The staff is very friendly. The view is very nice and the road to the restaurant is also very nice. Absoluty worth driving up the hill.

Thank Dorien9
aastero, Owner at Taverna Fantastiko, responded to this review

Dear Dorien.Kalispera from Maroulas.Thank you for your nice comments.We are very glad you were satisfied with our traditional tastes.If you are still in Crete we hope to see you again.All the best to you... More 

Rethymnon, Greece
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My wife, Daughter and I decided to dine at Fantastiko yesterday evening in part to take advantage of its height where the air was cooler after a very hot day. For our meal we selected starters of fried aubergines in tomato sauce and spinach pies followed by main courses of Chicken with courgettes in a lemon sauce and lamb chops.... More 

Thank Alister J
aastero, Owner at Taverna Fantastiko, responded to this review

Dear Alister kalispera.Thank you for joining us and for spending your time writting these comments about us.We are very glad you had a nice time with us.Waiting to see you again soon. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Drove up from Rethymnon Village, didn't take long. We went for breakfast and arrived about 10am. The Dad (as we later found out) was pottering about watering the plants and no one else about. He said in very broken English (his English far better than my Greek however...!) owners would be here in 10mins. Such a stunning view we decided... More 

Thank Patzarina11
aastero, Owner at Taverna Fantastiko, responded to this review

Kalispera from Maroulas.Thank you once more for joining us and for spending your time writting about us...It was really funny what happened the morning you came but I am really glad you enjoyed our food and the fresh ingredients from our farm.Hope to see you again. 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, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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