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Taverna Knossos

Nearchou 40 | Enetiko Limani, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 025582
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fresh fish” (19 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nearchou 40 | Enetiko Limani, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous time at Knossos Tavern. The food was exceptional especially the mussels. The entertainment was the best. Stavros plays every instrument there is. Maria is a wonderful host. The best.

Thank Marie S
Reviewed June 12, 2016

This tavern its the oldest tavern in the small venecian harbour of Rethymnon !! the amazing is, that stays in that mood ,many many years, nothing has changed there!! This tavern is a trip to the past !!the view is amazing any time you visite...More

Thank marmichfour
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Stavros is a nice funny waiter as written before (njam njam gloo gloo, no bla bla). The restaurant is at the harber where fish is swimming by every second which is nice to see. The food is good, but do not expect a large menu....More

1  Thank Alain S
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Highly recommended!!!! Good fish, Greek traditional dishes, kindness and the magical atmosphere of the ancient Venetian harbour.... We spent 7 days in Rethymnon and ate 3 times at Knossos restaurant because of their very good cooking. I live near the sea, so I often eat...More

Thank KaleidosGH
Reviewed June 5, 2016

We choose this restaurant because if their advertising including review by top UK chef, which I hVe not been able to find! and the lovely double act of the brother and sister front of house. The matriarch sits to the rear of the restaurant directing...More

Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Walking along the harbour front being accosted by all the waiters for our business I was beginning to think we had made a mistake coming harbour side for lunch. It is very touristy. Near the end we found what we were looking for the tiny...More

Thank cleavecopse
Reviewed May 25, 2016

We were there last night. Lovely spot on the harbor. The food was very good, the service was excellent. Brother/sister duo run the show. Brother provides comic relief throughout the evening. We had fried fish dinner, and the shrimp pasta. The sauce on the pasta...More

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed May 24, 2016

It is a nice little family run tavern running for half a century, well known to locals. We enjoyed swift service here. Simple local dishes but authentic. The restaurant nestles next to the Venetian Harbour. The owners are wonderful people, very friendly and welcoming. Highly...More

2  Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed May 23, 2016

The other restaurants on the waterfront at Rethymno all vie forcefully for your custom, but Knossos are much more modest: this little gem is the one you should stop at. They are kind and attentive and make you feel as though they're welcoming you into...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed May 20, 2016

A fun and fabulous dinner on the harbor. Family-owned forever. Order the mixed-seafood for two - a variety of seafood. Our platter had grilled prawns, octopus, red snapper, along with a variety of veggies and garlic bread. Complimentary fish soup by Grandma Anna. Attentive and...More

Thank Vicki0215
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September 17, 2016|
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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
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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