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Taverna Knossos

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40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried this restaurant because our hotel recommended it and also the reviews were highly scored. We were disappointed as the service was bad , the food ordinary and prices were overpriced. The only high score they receive is for the atmosphere and eating next to the water on the dock.

Thank leneanne
Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok - so there are some things about this restaurant that some people might think are downfalls'.... the menu is limited, there is very little space between the tables, it's squashed in between other larger tavernas.... but all of these things contribute to a really fun evening. This is a family owned and run restaurant, Grandma is in the kitchen,... More 

Thank Karen A
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and good ambiance.. Decent to very good local dishes. Unfortunately, not many tables available as it is squeezed between two big restaurants

Thank Georgios P
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful! Only a word to describe this restaurant: wonderful! As a matter of fact at Knossos restaurant fish, seafood and typical Cretan dishes are amazing! Maria and his husband receive their guests with heat and joy and the location in old Venetian harbour is spectacular. In a week, we came back four times to Taverna Knossos and now we want... More 

Thank Francesca M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small Family restaurant on the Old Harbour: only fresh fish. The lady owner and the team are all smiling and efficient. Book if you can. Went there twice same smiles and quality.

Thank JacBrussels
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous fresh simple and delicious food. Good value for the location but it is the kindness of the family who have run this restaurant for half a century that make it special - grandmother still supervises the kitchen. Great food and great fun

Thank Deborah H
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place as one of the best in this tourist trap area ( have a nice dinner by the harbour). The food was good and the place was well run. The "old mama" was sitting at the back of the kitchen and i think maria was running the place. However, it felt that they were trying to... More 

Thank Alex D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

If you like fresh and well prepared food this is the place to go. The calamera was delicious and nothing like the processed offerings that you find in medium priced UK restaurants and the spaghetti with sea food was superb. Very friendly and entertaining. Not cheap but you will not be disappointed!

Thank deke57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Very nice Greek Tavern with a great variety and quality of seafood!! Fresh fishes, salads and raki is everything you could ask for! Don't miss it!

Thank Lefteris T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful fresh seafood lunch at this genuine family restaurant where the food has been made from the same recipes for generations. Very kind service, too,

Thank Ane N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: 40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30.2831025582
Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?