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“Had a great meal”
Review of Taverna Knossos

Taverna Knossos
Ranked #65 of 377 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Taverna Knossos is right in the heart of the town, on the old harbour and is in the corner where the two lines of "restaurants" meet. Smaller than some of the others and certainly not as pushy, it came recommended by our hotel Casa Moazzo.

This is not a restaurant but a taverna that simply serves fresh fish, and does it extremely well. We had gilt head bream served with a large salad and bread, washed down by a half litre of local white wine. It was excellent. The place is family run, with Maria and her brother running the tables and their mother apparently doing the cooking. They make a great team. We would recommend it.

We were there in late October and whilst most of the tavernas around the harbour were open at lunch time this was one of the few that were open in the evening. It is not as cheap as some tavernas in say Heraklion, but then it is in a premium position

Go and soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the food and take in the view.

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Thank Staffstyke
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

A big thankyou to Maria and brother for a nice evening with great food and company,its rare to get such warmth anywhwere in the world today!.
We hope the Cup reading was not to inaccurate!,
many thanks again,
Flora/David.

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Thank audilb09
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I visited Taverna Knossos two times during my week in Retymnon. First evening the restaurant was nicely crowded, other nearby restaurants were not as popular as Knossos was that evening. The host was entertaining us customers and there was also served plenty of raki. Food was good, but the atmosphere was even better. My dinner was ntolmadakia ( also including stuffed zucchini flowers) and chicken souvlaki. The dessert was complimentary yoghurt and raki. The second time I was dining earlier because I had my return flight early next morning. It was much more quiet, only few customers. I took the greek style bruchetta, koukouvagia, huge plate of it ( if you are dining solo, you can always ask for a half portion for starters, but the ntolmadakia plate was not so big) and the chicken souvlaki again. It was prepared a little different way and the first time it was more tasteful. And the bread which is brought to your table is always with tzatziki, so you don´t need to order it separately. The tables are also organized the way, they can always get the optimal chairs in use ( all the tables are for 2 people but easily put together as many as needed). I hope all the best for the host, he really does his best to entertain his guests. One table is on the balcony, perfect for honeymooners.

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Thank vivian L
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We choose this restaurant based on the recommendation of Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor. Unless the location which is very nice the food was of very poor quality. We took a fish menu for 2 people at 50,- eur for both and got half a daurade and only 1 shrimp per person. We thought it was a joke. The lady who served us was very in a hurry to get us out of the table after we had finished and we did not get any bill when paying, She only asked for the 50,- eur without any receipt or anything.
Conclusion: a very bad experience.

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4  Thank CaroleBCN
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

A small taverna in the inner harbor to which we were recommended by our hotel. We had a mixed seafood dinner which was tasty and generous. Hostess Maria is welcoming and personable, and Stavros is a wild and crazy guy. Not inexpensive, but a very good experience.

Thank MemoryMan
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