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Taverna Knossos

Nearchou 40 | Enetiko Limani, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 025582
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fresh fish” (19 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nearchou 40 | Enetiko Limani, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really good food, very authentic and home made. Really nice hosts. Filled with locals. We will definitely be back!

Thank Alex I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and brilliant food in the most amazing restaurant at the old venezian port of rethymnon included the perfect Entertainment of stavros authentic greek musik!Best!

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To reach this family run taverna still with Granny sitting presiding over the kitchen and the family home over the restaurant, you will have to walk past lots of pushy waiters. Its worth it but watch for the fishbones.

Thank JRiddingtonY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only restaurant on the harbour that did not acost us while walking by. It’s a family run restaurant with delicious food and impeccable charm! The service was so attentive and personal and the food can’t be beat. At the end they gave...More

Thank Kien D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful tarama, dolmadikia, and sea bream with vegetables. Grandmother cooking, son and daughter and granddaughter all front of house. Son insistent on symmetrical table setting.

Thank GuyGibson1959
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Knossos once! But definitely will be back again! The fish was amazing and the octopus so tender , good salad ..everything served with toasty warm bread with olive oil and oregano.. The Prices are high, definitely was one of our most...More

Thank Princes K
Reviewed January 2, 2018

This is the only taverna along the port that doesn't tout for business- they don't need to! They also don't have photos on the menu which is always a good sign for me. Family run, we had 3 generations serving us. The food was so...More

Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed December 25, 2017

Initially skeptical by some reviews of this family-run restaurant, we were truly blown away of the food and service of this place. Excellent food : best sea food spaghetti I have ever had. and the superb customer service Not just that we heard the whole...More

1  Thank Cezary F
Reviewed December 13, 2017

We were in Rethymnon on a damp, dreary market day. We always bring home local music, so we went into the Emporio Mousikon Diskon and after picking up something modern and something traditional, asked the proprietor to recommend a fish restaurant. He sent us to...More

Thank jxsxl
Reviewed November 11, 2017

knossos was recommended to us by our hotel (bellagio luxury suites) and we visited on our second night. someone else had the same tip: go early. it gets crowded, and rightfully so. we were seated outside, not far from the water. the atmosphere was lively...More

Thank heiditnyc
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September 17, 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nearchou 40 | Enetiko Limani, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, 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
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