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Arkoudaina Garden

On the outskirts of Episkopi village, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 061607
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (29 reviews)
“pork chop” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
On the outskirts of Episkopi village, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is very quaint, yes, there are animals, and the owner does come and talk to you. However, it must be noted that that we got the distinct impression that he is completely insincere and probably laughs at how much he charges the stupid...More

Thank Laveda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am from Greece and I know from good food, but when I visited with my local friends this restaurant which is located in a beautiful garden I forgot all the rest. Despite the fact that I am not a meat lover any meat I...More

Thank NatiNik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wold have never gotten to this place if it wasn't for a friend who sent us there (thank you Irit). It's not on the way to anywhere. Actually, it was on the opposite direction to where we were supposed to go and it was...More

Thank Boaz S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to go on a recommendation from our villa owner. We weren't disappointed!! Yorgi the owner came to say hello and on hearing the recommendation said he would order for us, the kids were a little nervous! No need to worry the food was...More

Thank Neil N
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting this taverna every time I visit Crete and the village of Episkopi. Understandably some of the negative reviews get ticked off that there are no menus to order from except from what the owner will inform the guests of, made fresh...More

1  Thank cbs75
Reviewed 9 July 2017

As we entered going past the kitchen there was an almighty loud verbal row coming from within. With hindsight I suppose this sort of summed up our evening. A lovely setting we had pre-booked our table and meals, but nobody seemed too certain although there...More

1  Thank stuwalsh74057
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This place is really wonderful. The dishes are exquisite, but quite expensive. I recommend it to everyone who wishes to try the local cuisine.

Thank GinoBGino
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful dinner in the organic garden, surrounded by spectacular Cretan mountains. Around us, free roaming chickens, a horse, cats lazying in the sun. We were welcomed very warmly. We had their staple 47 ingredient salad (yum!) and a meze of fried courgette flowers, stuffed vine...More

1  Thank Aggie_Gr
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you don't like food that is different and clever you probably won't like Georgio either, the man who runs this brilliant little taverna. His passion for foraging and to bring alive the rich cornucopia of produce available on his home island is inspiring and...More

Thank Owen M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We came in a group of friends and kids and all starters and salads were fantastic delicious. I tried many different kind. After we received some additional meal and meat but were already packed. The experience was fantastic and original. Not Hilton but agriculture tavern.

Thank Miran B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the outskirts of Episkopi village, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 061607
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