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Giannikos Taverna

Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 693 707 3998
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baklava” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is fast, friendly and full of character. Beautiful location on the corner and the food is authentic and delicious. It is a must visit if in Crete!

Thank conorchalcroft
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly, open and kind owner. From the very first moment you have a feeling that the place is special. The food is incredibly tasty. But no more details! It would be pity to spoil such a surprise. One of the hidden gems and highlights...More

Thank thaboreth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much in a local Cretan village, this restaurant offers traditional Greek food. We decided to share a selection of the starters rather than having a main course. All really tasty particularly the salad. We had baklava for dessert which was great! The manager is...More

Thank Ellie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice. Nice food traditional ambience in a village square but a very friendly host - definitely worth a visit

Thank Neil J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our most memorable meals in Greece. Wonderful 4th generation owner, offering only the freshest, most authentic food in a great setting. Promised that we would leave with a smile and we did! Definitely recommend!

Thank MikeGCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed just around the corner from the restaurant and ended up eating there 8 times in 14 nights. If you are anywhere close to Rethymnon I would recommend giving it a go. Giannis is a superb host and makes every visit special. He genuinely...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined one lunchtime at this lovely little place in Plines, Rythimnon, Crete. Dined outside under olive trees, traditional ambiance with extremely friendly owner who was fun. The food was also excellent and reasonably priced would definitely call again.

Thank Passport77168
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down the best food I’ve had in all of Crete and arguably all over Greece. The Lamb Kleftiko is out of this world. And the Lamb Chops wow just wow!!! Then to top it all off, the service is amazing and friendly,...More

Thank thegreek612
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say the food is excellent we have been coming here for years still the best taverna on crete only surpassed by the host

1  Thank Davenbooboo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 4th year in Prines and, as ever, Gianni made every mealtime a delight. Superb food, great atmosphere, lots of laughs and the warmest welcome in Crete! Gianni and his family cook traditional, incredibly flavoursome food, which never fails to please. The village,...More

1  Thank Katie W
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January 10, 2018|
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Response from Giannis S | Property representative |
Hello! We have many vegan options on our menu, such as ntolmadakia, vegetables on the grill of fried, stuffed zuccini flowers, vine leaves, broad beans cream and more. We open at the 26th March and we would very happy to... More
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March 24, 2016|
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Response from GiannikosTaverna | Property representative |
Yes, we are open! We will be happy to welcoming you in our taverna! At your disposal for any further information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, 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, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece (Formerly To Steki tou Giannikou)
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon  >  Prines
  • Phone Number: +30 693 707 3998
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Giannikos Taverna is a traditional Cretan restaurant, a heritage from father to son throughout 3 generations, since 1880. The tradition that is bonded with the restaurant is well maintained until today. Enjoy a delicious meal, taste our local delicacies, enjoy your coffee or a refreshing drink under the shade of the trees of Prines square! All our dishes are homemade with virgin olive oil, fresh meat and vegetables from our farm. Just taste it!
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