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29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
28310 55163
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very special evening - under the looming Fortezza and seated on a pretty terrace overlooking the town. We arrived just on 7 pm without a booking and were very lucky to get a terrace table. The service was fabulous - never intrusive but friendly and efficient. Our Greek friend had a wonderful conversation with the owner of 40 years... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit and wonderful food, the veal was outstanding, best I have ever had. It can be difficult to book as the facebook page doesnt get responded to, neither does the contact us on their website. Take a trip up there during the day as usually there is someone around who can take your booking. Its so worth the... More 

Thank shedsounds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice food with excellent service. A nice setting away from the heat of the old town. Good choice of menu. Staff were lovely as was the house wine!

Thank KentishLady_12
Bonnybridge, Falkirk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a couple of occasions and so glad we did. Great location and lovely view. Both meals were excellent. Great food and nice wine. Service was really good and staff very friendly (the owner recognised our accents and had a wee chat about Scotland). Free cake at the end was lovely. Would certainly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Linda M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Beautiful home cooked food and a real family atmosphere. Makes a nice change from most restaurants in rethymno serving fine dining or large portions. Free dessert was a nice touch also. We had the cheese pies, special lamb and rabbit stifado.

Thank Peter H
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as a couple one night after reading the reviews. It is in a beautiful spot with a lovely view of the old town off the terrace. It is near the Fortezza and just around the corner from the Ideon Hotel. We didn't book but we got there earlier around 8pm. There wasn't a table free when we... More 

Thank Vici W
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely view and best meal of the week by far. Calamari to start, best since Mikonos years ago. Lamb chops for wife and I had their special lamb in garlic, tomato and feta - gorgeous. Recommended.

Thank SimonW2008_11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after a long day of walking, we were very under dressed as we had not gone home to get changed but we were still treated great. Food was lovely, my partner had tge rabbit stifado which was to die for. I had the lamb with feta which was nice but I preferred my boyfreinds. Good freindly service. Would... More 

Thank Katie S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visiting. Situated away from the hustle of the old town streets, next to the fort, no sea view but a quiet terrace. The food is good, especially the lamb dishes, try the lamb castelvecchio, lamb in tomato and feta sauce, very succulent. The smoked pork starter is also recommended . One to add to the gastronomic explorations of... More 

Thank nandgNL
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is near the fortress and seems like a quiet oasis away from the harbour area. Very picturesque and romantic, red flowers contrasting the white of the stone walls. We ordered saganaki, mushrooms in wine sauce and the special lamb. Everything was super tasty and the lamb was spreading an amazing smell even to the other tables. We paid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: 28310 55163

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?