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Taverna Knossos

Beach Street, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 025582
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Beach Street, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant situated along the Venetian Port is a must try! The atmosphere is relaxing, the family that runs it is super friendly & welcoming. The youngest brother was out server he was funny enjoyable to talk to. The mussels in wine sauce were superb!...More

Thank hljbuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

just a beautiful dinner in taverna knossos...everything is perfect! Service, atmosphare, Stavros live music, Mamas ambiente...just a lovley place with lovley staff!

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on the recommendation of a well-known guide book and were not disappointed. This is a lovely authentic family-run restaurant right on the harbour and stands out partly because they do not hassle you as you walk by, but instead they offer a...More

Thank BellaMoonBeam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This family run restaurant was amazing! You can taste that the food was made with love. Fresh fish, fresh vegetables, fresh bread! One of the best meals I have ever had. Its right on the water with the castle in the background and a pirate...More

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A magnificant restaurant, on the pier, the owner started to play some music in the evening !! a real show :) good seafood plates very recommended !! enjoy

Thank 90visiting
Reviewed 29 October 2016

For those seeking ambrosia, they will find it here. Fresh fish straight from the see,vegetables, meat, starters, all of remarkable quality and taste.

Thank Therealaustinii
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We followed recommendation to this restaurant in the harbour. Really pretty location. We were seated at a similar time to a large party but did not feel secondary to the group at any point. Service was excellent - really personalised, friendly and speedy. The restaurant...More

Thank Charlotte A
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. It is one of a number on the old harbour in Rethymno and it is often difficult in such circumstances to know which one to choose. Service was very friendly and helpful. We went for the €30 fixed...More

Thank WRC35
Reviewed 22 October 2016

first off the don't follow you like the others till you sit down they sat that the food speaks for itself a fine little family find with amazing staff ... amazing food ... amazing service lovely chilled atmosphere one if the smallest restaurants but the...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice location and the best salads. Great lunchplace, but they dont have that many tables, so you might have to wait for a few minutes to get one. But it is so worth the wait.

Thank Trond A
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Nearby Attractions
Rethymnon Old Town
4,967 reviews
.15 km away
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1,061 reviews
.06 km away
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487 reviews
.15 km away
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98 reviews
.26 km away
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I would like to know if you have vegetarian options. We are a party of 8 adults (3 vegetarians) and a small child looking for a place for dinner on October 2 between 19.30-20.00. Is it possible to reserve?
17 September 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Street, Rethymnon, Crete, 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