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“Beautiful location, excellent service and fantastic food!”
Review of Knossos Taverna - CLOSED

Knossos Taverna
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The oldest family ran restaurant in Agios Nikolaos Crete. Open since 1976
Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have been to Agios Nikoloas 3 times now and I always come back to the Knossos taverna. They are all so friendly and welcoming and create a fantastic atmosphere. There is so much choice on the menu and everything is incredibly good value for money and quite honestly the best Greek food I've had on the Island of Crete. Even with visitng the other tavernas in the area, we still keep coming back to Knossos as the best out of all of them and recommend to all whether it be for couples, friends or families.

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Thank Clare B
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Unlike a lot of the other places in Agios Nikolaos this place doesn't need to try and entice you to come here, after speaking to the owner its been here for 39 years and the food is amazing, we stayed for 10 nights and ate here 3 of them ! The old man who owns the taverna is hilarious calling the women "the boss" and laying our my knives and forks very neatly befor jokingly just chucking my partners on the table, very near to ammoudi beach bar which is fantastic for an after drink

Thank Emma C
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Ate here quite a few times, the staff were great and the older man very funny. Good value food and very tasty, nice surroundings.

1  Thank Antoinette F
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We first had breakfast here by chance as the taverna we were going to go to was not open yet, so we carried on walking and chanced by Knossos, and we are so glad we did. it was by far the best breakfast we had had in Ag Nik, and subsequently each day we were in town we had breakfast here. We also ate here twice in the evening too and were more than impressed with the meals then too. The Kleftico, and Souvlaki are delicious, and the deserts were just as good such as the yoghurt and baklava.
We will certainly be returning to this friendly family run taverna on our next trip to Crete.

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1  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Family run, very friendly without being over the top. Good food and wine and great value. We kept going back as the others didn't seem to match.

Thank Chalts
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