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Taverna Knossos

Nearchou 40 | Enetiko Limani, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 025582
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fresh fish” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“bread” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nearchou 40 | Enetiko Limani, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

We chose this restaurant as they did not pester us, as did the others on the harbour, it also looked very attractive. The menu was limited, mainly fish and maze ltems, but we chose the Dakos (bread with olive oil, crushed tomato and feta with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cnb134
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere for lunch and chose Knossos mainly because there was no one pressurising us to sit down which the first 2 restaurants on the harbour had done. The menu is small and largely made up of Greek starters and fish dishes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stuartf837
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming here for the last 10 years and have always had a great experience. From the food, to the location, the atmosphere, the people, the food. It’s all FANTASTIC!! Keep up the good work!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank elenaki1966
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I have known this taverna for 30 years. The quality of the menu, especially of the fresh fish, has always been excellent and the "service from the heart" always makes you feel at home. The location in the Venetian harbour adds to the charm. Maria...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AutumnGuest
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

A lovely setting, a warm welcome, friendly service, delicious food. What more could you want? Maria was very personable and seemed genuinely pleased to serve us. Relaxed and generous. I would definitely recommend. Not many covers so book!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chris b
Reviewed October 17, 2018

You'll find Cretans eating in this small restaurant which is always a good sign. Whilst the surrounding eateries hussle passers-by to come and eat, the friendly staff at this little joint are always busy serving an inevitable full-house. Maria is as wonderful as the food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on our way to Chania. Charming location on the water. We had the mussels and the grilled shrimp platter. I would give both a 5.5/10. By no means did it exceed my expectations, based on reviews. The best part of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MiPo13
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

An absolutely experience! Beautiful outlook over the marina and incredible home cooked food - also try the house wine served by the jug. Maria is delightful and made our evening so special.. don’t miss out on this gem!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alicep610
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had lunch here. The lasted home made bread with a grated tomato and olive oil topping and the seafood spaghetti were superb. The wait staff were excellent and we had a wonderful time.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DCreighton
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I felt in love from the first sight. We have been welcomed by Maria and Stavros that lead this little restaurant placed next to marina. We received the best service and attention that you can imagine. We didn’t order dishes from the menu but we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Malgodro
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
Menu is limited - but the food is fab - not sure they had a veggie option.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nearchou 40 | Enetiko Limani, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, 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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