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Restaurant Samaria

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Eleftheriou Venizelou 39-40, Rethymnon, Crete 73011, Greece
+30 2831 024681
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Having run the gauntlet of pleading restaurateurs to 'just try theirs', the Samaria sits quietly on the front a little further round than the prime location lighthouse view and without anyone hassling when pausing for a look at the menu. It had a mixture guests, but the number of single locals lured us in. Good clear-priced menu classics such as... More 

Thank Swansong2013
Rethymnon, Greece
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy BUT the food quality and taste is great ! Local meat and flavours , good prices and home made meals !

Thank Evangelos P
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

On the street following the beach in old town of Rethymno you can count more than one hundred restaurants, most of them are identical, tourist attraction and basic food only. If you want to taste something different try Samaria Restaurant, the best presentation is that they deliver a lot of meal for the people working in the neighbours. We eat... More 

Thank Viottolo
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

The service was fantastic; waiter was very funny and joked around with us. For starters we had bread and Greek salad, with grilled cheese (halloumi), which we highly recommend. Each of us had great dishes for main course, including: gyros, a mixed grill and stifado. It was absolutely delicious and the portion sizes were great. Excellent value for money with... More 

Thank lollymarshall02
Amman, Jordan
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309 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The service was friendly and the price was reasonable, especially for being on the water front. The veal was excellent but the meatballs just ok.

Thank Nicole B
Dublin, Ireland
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

There is a strip of restaurants on the street across from the harbour beach .It was always hit and miss for us as to which one to choose.This year a greek friend of ours took us for a meal and picked this restaurant, a recommendation in itself .We liked it so much that we came back the next day ,... More 

Thank Travellingirish1
Tel Aviv, Israel
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129 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

We went for a walk around the old town after a day of hiking and boating and we were very hungry (it was around 15:00). Samaria was full of people and the best thing for us as tourists was that most of the customers were speaking Greek. We are a family of 2 adults and 3 girls ages: 13, 12... More 

1 Thank OritN
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very good quality, big portions, good prices.Nice view to the sea, friendly personnel, definitely to visit the restaurant during your staying.

Thank Iakovos K
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place offering good food. Shared stuffed tomatoes and a grilled sea bream with my mom. Tastefeil delicious. A little bit wierd that the owner got us from the street, offered what ever we wanted. We got out food and suddenly he left and it seemed like nobody even cared about the custumers?

Thank Torakristensen
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Very nice meal, Greek Salad, Pork Chops and they were absolutely huge. Attentive waiter, he did ask if everything was alright. Finished off with a plate of mixed fruit and Raki.

Thank maeve555

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eleftheriou Venizelou 39-40, Rethymnon, Crete 73011, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 024681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?