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The Retreat Taverna

Kokkino Chorio | Vamos, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 694 353 7181
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“langoustines” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Greek, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Kokkino Chorio | Vamos, Crete 73008, Greece
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well last year...we had a fantastic meal here at the retreat. Unfortunately very disappointed on our visit here. It started off not too bad...langoustines really good and butter beans in a tomato sauce. However the mains were not good. I had lamb massaman.. hard overcooked...More

1  Thank Paula L
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

This place is outstanding. It deserves more than 5/5. The langoustines here are absolutely to die for and beautifully cooked but the best thing about this place is its location. It beats everywhere else for the view. This is the best place to watch the...More

Thank Steph C
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

What can I say Ian. You did us proud as always...so sad to see the taverna go at the end of September. So many happy memories of our wedding and more. Well our first night with the langostines....just perfect. Your last Sunday roast..to die for....More

Thank Angela O
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We have been here several times since we discovered it and are going again tonight. The food is wonderful and we have tried quite a few things from the menu now. The portions, especially of the Sunday Roast, are big but in Crete you can...More

1  Thank Lynn W
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We had a fantastic time at The Retreat on for Christmas Day lunch. The atmosphere was fantastic & singer & music excellent. The views are stunning across Souda Bay & snow on the mountains. The Day ran like clock work from start to finish both...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

hi guys this place they have the most beauty view in apokoronas area...food and servise is great!!you have many to choose..ask the owner ian and paraskevi..very good hospitality..dont miss the amazing sunset..enjoy it!!

Thank vorinakis
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We were invited back to The Retreat after the Armistice Day Service at Souda Bay on Sunday 13th November. This was our first visit and glad there was someone to follow. Once you get there the views are fantastic and well worth the drive. We...More

Reviewed October 28, 2016

Good food, portions were too big, location is excellent, but you need to drive very careful to get there. Service was poor, waiter looked like he didn't want to be there, the culture of service stems from the owner, who is British, and considering we...More

Thank THWales
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't booked and they were fairly busy and we waited a good hour to get served. Food was disappointing but maybe we chose the wrong things. Restaurant appeared very popular with English clients, and I believe they do a good roast dinner on a...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Went here on the recommendation of the owner Stefonos of st Georges retreat villas as it is just up hill.he said the food was good.well that was an under statement .we had prawns to start they were so good my wife had them for main...More

Thank Cancunfred
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kokkino Chorio | Vamos, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete
  • Phone Number: +30 694 353 7181
The Retreat Taverna provides both Greek and International dishes and is set in the mountain up from Kokkino Chorio overlooking Souda Bay
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