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Rethymno , Gerani Square | Rethymno, Gerani, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 031800
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This taverna is in the middle of the village and is well established. The setting is lovely and very peaceful most of the time. The menu is a little limited but is nevertheless quite varied. The chicken dishes are lovely and worth a try. Beer is available bottled which unfortunately didn't appeal to me as it was a rather large... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Firstly this restaurant is in a lovely building which isn't obvious from outside. Complimentary lemon juice was served with the menus which was a lovely touch after our walk up the hill. Our food choices were delicious, beef stifado and chicken with mushrooms and the white house wine was very drinkable. Service was very attentive even though it was Saturday... More 

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UK
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place is amazing inside, just the sort of setting for a romantic meal out. However, I do feel it lacks a certain choice of Greek food on it's menu and seems to focus on steaks etc rather than the traditionals such as mousaka. The food itself was good but service was slow. The house red wine was utterly appalling,... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited this restaurant on the advice of our hosts. The restaurant is set in the middle of Gerami village and is very authentic. Upon arrival we were seated and then waited 10 minutes to get a drink order. Once received we then had to wait another 10 minutes for our food order to be taken, yes I know it... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant looked lovely and the staff were friendly but lots of things were on the menu, they didn't have, so disappointing. Also I know culturally dinner takes a long time but even by Crete standards service was slow.

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Thank 673AndreaC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were seated in a nice place and the tables were set up nice. Everything we ordered from their menu was out of stock. We eventually ordered our food which came after about 40 minutes. My lamb chops were over cooked but ok. We tried to get some desert and were kept waiting for another 40 minutes. We ordered the... More 

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Thank Paul B
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere as the building is very very old and very well decorated. Very good meat and well cooked Cretan dishes .

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Thank Leonidas S
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Best restaurant in Gerani. Lovely warm welcome with complementary refreshing lemon juice when we arrived and complementary, beautifully arranged fresh fruit and raki after our meal. We loved the ambience of the place, and visited three times during our weeks stay in Gerani. The tavern has little rooms at the back which you can walk around and see things such... More 

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Thank Tellmel70
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Went there last year and again this year .. great traditional Greek Restuarant. The house connected to it is over 200 years old. Looking forward to visiting it yet again next year.

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Thank Jitee62
Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Vangelis is great host and the food is of the best quality, fresh and well cooked. they also have a small gift shop and to the rear and mini amphitheatre where monthly local music events are held - highly recommend. Always a great night had in very pretty and attractive surroundings. Great value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rethymno , Gerani Square | Rethymno, Gerani, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Gerani
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 031800
Description
Traditional sight & food

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