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29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
28310 55163
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We’d read about this restaurant on a TripAdvisor review and were determined to find it, so we took a taxi from our hotel and the driver had no trouble finding it! It’s up a steep hill near the Fortress and has a lovely outside terrace with views across the town. Make sure to book as it is very popular. Very... More 

Thank Diana C
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in a lovely location near the fort in an elevated position. The atmosphere was good, lovely service and food. Good value.

Thank Sharon E
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The night we ate here was very windy which of course was out of their control but as we had booked they squeezed us in after a short wait during which they gave us a complimentary glass of prosecco. All good so far. The meal I would class as OK. It wasn't the best we had had on this trip.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

'Average' seems harsh, but it wasn't 'very good' overall. The food is very good though, can't fault that. The restaurant is pretty and has lovely views - although it was very windy so everyone moved inside. And the staff were pleasant and helpful. But... we felt a bit neglected, mainly I think because the staff were focussing their attention on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on the TA reviews and were a little bit disappointed to be honest. We shared single portions of bread with dips, courgette fritters, lamb baked in foil, grilled vegetables and tzatziki. We also had a half litre of house white and of house red wine (7 euros each). The complimentary dessert was a very delicious orange... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here based on the reviews here and the write up in the Rough Guide. Food was OK but had better meals in Rethymon. Expensive for what it is. We had 2 courses, a bottle of wine and a bottle of water and it came to 95 Euros. The portion sizes are not generous either! The starter of grilled... More 

1 Thank wonderinggourmet
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our week stay in Rethymnon and loved both meals. Welcoming family restaurant with beautiful views of the old town. It is a little out the way of the main street, but benefits from the more quiet and tranquil surroundings. Good menu choices with a fine tasting wine selection. The portion sizes are just right and... More 

Thank Netta G
Ferndale, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best meal we had while visiting Crete. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We had the grape leaves, the feta pie, the Castelvecchio salad and the my husband and I shared the lamb for an entree. The food was so good we ended up eating here twice in our 10-day visit to Crete. Make... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this restaurant on trip advisor so we decided to give it a go and we are glad we did the service was very attentive and the food was great recommend this restaurant as I'm sure you will enjoy it

Thank elcass
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189 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?