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“Excellent”
Review of Arkoudaina Garden

Arkoudaina Garden
Ranked #94 of 345 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chania Town, Greece
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Excellent creative Cretan cuisine! recommended also for the summertime after swimming in the beach of Episkopi. ASk George to tell stories.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“charming tavern”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

we had a nice lunch there with the kids
Owner was friendly and warm
place was packed with locals
very pleasant atmosphere

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank DanaG2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A special restaurant, a magic place”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

To the Garden of Arkoudenas (in Greek: O Kipos Tis Arkoudenas) we arrived after visiting the springs of Argyroupoli. In fact, you must look for this restaurant (we got the tip from Lonely Planet guide) as it is not really advertised and don't have a big sign.
If you drive from Argyroupoli to Episkopi, you will pass Arkontiki on your left and after 200 meters on your left you will see the small sign of the restaurant (sorry for the long intro, but it is tricky and worthy to find it if you are around).
You enter a Mediterranean garden, with big trees giving shadow everywhere, with chairs and tables of different colors, a white hanging bed (yes, see the pictures), and you are in a magic place.
The cheff (or cook) came to our table and asked us if we are ready to trust him, and happily we did it.
The food is a creative cretan cuisine: a big salad with 22 ingredients from the restaurant garden, Zuchini flowers filled with cretan cheese and fried, sliced pork (or lamb) with cumminum dressing and fried eggs, pork chops with honey and lemmon sauce and for dessert (an attention from the house) chocolate cake with icecrean and a local cake. And Raki of course.
After us, all other visitors were local people who knew the place and the owner. They got the same food, so it must be really their especiality. All this at 16 euro per person,
Definitly one place to remember.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank gusti017
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Nokia, Western Finland, Finland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Innovative new Cretan cuisine”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Visited Arkudaina a week ago and was amazed! Products from their own garden, prepared with joy and love... this is the best Cretan taverna until now.. not a traditional, but excellent thinking on foodways. I have been travelling all around Crete and eating in most exceptional palaces during my 25 years of career as an author of tourist guides..

  • Visited August 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

The best combination of traditional Cretan tastes with inventive flavours and combinations. Our host was entertaining, and his suggestions off the menu are spot on. Our boys first tasted snails here at ages 13 and 16 - and liked them! The atmosphere under large, low hanging trees in a playful courtyard was just right and quirky. You typically would find this caliber of restaurant in the middle of a youthful urban center. Located on the up slope of central Crete, it is an amazing find.

  • Visited August 2011
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