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“All aspects GREAT!”
Review of Taverna Knossos

Taverna Knossos
Ranked #36 of 345 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Knossos Tavern - 50 years family Cretan Tavern. The oldest in Rethimno's Old Harbor. Manager Maria Stavroulaki
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“All aspects GREAT!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

As said before, great view, great service, lively host with a little stringed instrument that he played for the tables, and food was SOLID! My husband and i split the fresh fish special (I believe 50 euro for us both) which included house wine, bread, salad, potato, rice, fresh fish, and dessert. Quite a deal for the area and the fish was so fresh!

Our hotel wouldn't recommend any of the waterfront spots, but this was the only one that they did. Seemed less touristy than the rest.


highly recommend. Be sure to call ahead and request a table right on the water for extra effect!

  • Visited September 2013
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Portishead, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“the best taverna in Crete”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Best tables in the harbour - best service - best food - best free music! and always a welcome from MARIA and supervised by Mama Anna!

  • Visited October 2012
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Came here three times after trying the top 10 restaurants in town. Found this to be head and shoulders above them all. It's a farther son restaurant with great service, food and atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC!!!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We love coming to Knossos Tavern for many reasons. The food is divine, the location is to die for,the music is very entertaining and the people are the best!!! Keep up the good work Maria and we will see you in the summer!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Romantic scenery + good food + good service = happy customers”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went to this picturesque restaurant in the venetian port of Rethymnon. You sit right next to the waterfront, an utterly romantic scenery. Apparently the restaurant has been in their family for three generations, and it exudes an aura of familiarity. The service was excellent (complete with singing and a man playing a small string instrument), and the fresh seafood was even better. I would recommend this restaurant to all of our friends and family. Great price/value.

  • Visited September 2013
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