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Taverna Knossos

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Beach Street, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 025582
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant situated along the Venetian Port is a must try! The atmosphere is relaxing, the family that runs it is super friendly & welcoming. The youngest brother was out server he was funny enjoyable to talk to. The mussels in wine sauce were superb! We finished our meal with a customary shot of Raki that we took with our... More 

Thank hljbuy
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

just a beautiful dinner in taverna knossos...everything is perfect! Service, atmosphare, Stavros live music, Mamas ambiente...just a lovley place with lovley staff!

Thank Annette K
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of a well-known guide book and were not disappointed. This is a lovely authentic family-run restaurant right on the harbour and stands out partly because they do not hassle you as you walk by, but instead they offer a small but excellent fish menu and charming service. We chose salmon and red snapper main... More 

Thank BellaMoonBeam
Burnaby, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This family run restaurant was amazing! You can taste that the food was made with love. Fresh fish, fresh vegetables, fresh bread! One of the best meals I have ever had. Its right on the water with the castle in the background and a pirate ship in the harbour! Unbelievable! My girlfriends and I ate there twice in our week... More 

Thank Anita C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A magnificant restaurant, on the pier, the owner started to play some music in the evening !! a real show :) good seafood plates very recommended !! enjoy

Thank 90visiting
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

For those seeking ambrosia, they will find it here. Fresh fish straight from the see,vegetables, meat, starters, all of remarkable quality and taste.

Thank Therealaustinii
Bristol, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We followed recommendation to this restaurant in the harbour. Really pretty location. We were seated at a similar time to a large party but did not feel secondary to the group at any point. Service was excellent - really personalised, friendly and speedy. The restaurant is family owned and you really do feel like you are dining with friends/family as... More 

Thank Charlotte A
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. It is one of a number on the old harbour in Rethymno and it is often difficult in such circumstances to know which one to choose. Service was very friendly and helpful. We went for the €30 fixed fish menu for 2 which was excellent and came with free wine and complimentary dessert... More 

Thank WRC35
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

first off the don't follow you like the others till you sit down they sat that the food speaks for itself a fine little family find with amazing staff ... amazing food ... amazing service lovely chilled atmosphere one if the smallest restaurants but the most welcoming typically greek tavern run by a lovely greek family the food was fabulous... More 

Thank Deborah M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Nice location and the best salads. Great lunchplace, but they dont have that many tables, so you might have to wait for a few minutes to get one. But it is so worth the wait.

Thank Trond A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Street, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 025582
Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki

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