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Taverna Knossos

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40 Nearchou | Old Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30.2831025582
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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

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Thank Deborah H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Alex D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Lefteris T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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,

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Thank Ane N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Maria was a lovely host and her brother Stavros was hilarious with his chat. Really enjoyable evening with great food in a wonderful location. Would definately recommend.

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Thank Sviatlana S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is directly on the old harbour which made it an unique atmosphere. Service is friendly but also crafty/gimmicky, which I found a little annoying. The fish was ok in my opinion. It was fresh, but nothing really special. There were rarely spices/seasonigs on the meals. Overall: too pricy, but worth a try.

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Thank meeeows
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 of us visited the restaurant tonight, all girls in our twenties on holiday. We walked towards the harbour and got hassled by a man in the restaurant around the corner, don't let this put you off as the taverna is well worth a visit! We were given lovely warm roasted garlic bread with dips to start.It was our best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real Cretan cuisine, great atmosphere and service. Very nice location and decorations. You can't miss it! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is it just me or is it difficult to find a really good fish restaurant in Crete? I had almost given up, but Knossos hits the spot. Even though it's on the tourist trap of the old harbour it has a great atmosphere and the food was excellent and decently priced. It's worth making your way past all the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect hospitability, perfect atmosphere with delicious sea foods. İnanılmaz tatlı sahibi Maria ve kardeşi Stravos...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki

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