Top 10 restaurants in Rethymnon Prefecture, Greece

April 5, 2018 Janean Rudisill

Discover the best restaurant in Rethymnon Prefecture, Greece including Nyn & Aei, Goules, Arodamos, Zefyros Family Fish Taverna, Giannikos Taverna, Kastro Cretan Cuisine, Elia Traditional Cretan Taverna, Mesogeios, Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, Pagona's Place
Things to do in Rethymnon Prefecture

1. Nyn & Aei

38 Tzane Bouniali, Rethymnon, Crete 74131, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +30 697 853 3252
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 502 reviews

Nyn & Aei

Reviewed By Anne470 - Ipswich, United Kingdom

This was the most authentic Greek food we ate all of our 10 day holiday.
It was very good and very good value for money.
The friendly owner was very helpful and spoke excellent English.
It was difficult to find in the streets of the old town but google maps got us there!!
The only shame was that it rained and we had to sit inside not outside.

2. Goules

Goulediana | Goulediana, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2831 041001
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 252 reviews

Goules

Reviewed By Russell B - Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Travelled inland from the coastal resorts to this village Taverna following up on a family recommendation. If you want something different from the typical restaurant menu you must try this, superb friendly hospitality, varied Cretan menu of superb dishes. We had an idea of what we wanted to try but upon waiter recommendation went with a variety of different dishes to share. Food quality was exceptional, the salad served in a pastry bowl, all of which could be eaten from its presentation plate - very tasty, the beef dish was just so tender, the local twisted pasta covered in cheese delightful. I could go on. This place is a hidden gem, well worth the picturesque drive to get there. Friendly staff in great surroundings which is not to be missed!

3. Arodamos

Mulopotamos, Anogia, Crete 740 51, Greece Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$94 - HK$196 +30 2834 031100
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 200 reviews

Arodamos

Reviewed By beckysharpe - London, United Kingdom

We visited Arodamos restaurant on an evening trip to Anogia. On entering the restaurant we felt a bit awkward as we were the only people dining there, because (as we found out later) there was a music festival taking place in the open air theatre in the village. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming however, bringing us a succession of dishes, only some of which we had ordered - fried cheese, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, giant beans, olives, stuffed vine leaves, oven-baked feta cheese, tortilla - with all of it home made and much of it using vegetables and fruit grown by the owners. We are vegetarians and appreciated the range of vegetarian dishes on the menu. Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. At the end of our meal we were brought (complimentary) pastries and fruit from the owners' garden. The bill was extremely modest, only 35 Euros for five of us. As we prepared to leave, the owners invited us to join them at the music festival, so we walked with them down to the open air theatre with them to enjoy the Performances. (And also found out where everyone else in Anogia was!) It was a truly special evening.

4. Zefyros Family Fish Taverna

Nearchou 41 | 74100, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +30 2831 028206
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Zefyros Family Fish Taverna

Reviewed By AnnM06022011 - Waterford, Ireland

The location is fantastic down in the old port. Great varied menu. Staff are very helpful. The food is so fresh and served with pride. This is a fish restaurant. Salad was crispy fresh and the prawns were so lovely. Big portions too. Greek yoghurt on the house as so good as was the Raki.
Lovely memories of Rethymon.

5. Giannikos Taverna

Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece (Formerly To Steki tou Giannikou) Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$110 +30 693 707 3998
Excellent
86%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 397 reviews

Giannikos Taverna

Giannikos Taverna is a traditional Cretan restaurant, a heritage from father to son throughout 3 generations, since 1880. The tradition that is bonded with the restaurant is well maintained until today. Enjoy a delicious meal, taste our local delicacies, enjoy your coffee or a refreshing drink under the shade of the trees of Prines square! All our dishes are homemade with virgin olive oil, fresh meat and vegetables from our farm. Just taste it!

Reviewed By paulsterland - London, United Kingdom

Super friendly service and great atmosphere on the outdoor Terrace in the centre of Prines village. The host goes out of his way to help and all the food we tried was fantastic. Well worth a trip for reasonably priced classic Greek dishes.

6. Kastro Cretan Cuisine

Panormo Milopotamou | Rethimno Crete, Panormos, Crete 74057, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Diner, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$173 +30 2834 020251
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 770 reviews

Kastro Cretan Cuisine

Cretan cuisine has a long standing tradition dating back centuries ago and is directly connected to the production of high quality agricultural and cattle farming products. Savor the variety, delicacy and high quality of the guaranteed cuisine of Kastro! We always use extra virgin olive oil, as required by the famous Cretan diet. Our restaurant has been awarded with the label "cretan cuisine" by the Agronutritional Cooperation of the Region of Crete. It therefore, has all the prerequisites that will definitely initiate you to the delicious world of savory experiences, which will absolutely impress you. "Perfect Cretan food in a friendly environment in an idyllic verandah" and "impeccable service by jovial and polite people", are characteristic comments shared in the internet by our visitors. Kastro Restaurant is a first class choice for people relishing a daily excursion and wish to savor high quality traditional cuisine.

Reviewed By Milan M - Ada, Michigan

Everyone likes a good story. This restaurant has one. The owner's father started the restaurant on a little cooking stove and made some wonderful hamburger mini meat loaves. Never sharing the receipe, the humble beginning led to a restaurant with national pedigrees and charming humility. The food is beyond amazing, The prices are fair, the wine list excellent, and the family (founder's son and grandson) great hosts. They drink with you, talk about the food, and are genuinely touched with your compliments. The owner was overwhelmed when we came back a second time in three days. We just shared our joy for his food and his family. He gave us gift bottles of raki and exchanged kisses with me on both cheeks in proper Greek style. We truly love these people and if winds blow us back to Crete, we would find the time to come back. Wonderful!

7. Elia Traditional Cretan Taverna

Plakias Sellia, Sellia, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$118 +30 697 244 5583
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 275 reviews

Elia Traditional Cretan Taverna

Our restaurant is a small one in Sellia,with nice view from the Terrace.Our cuisine is Cretan,Greek and meditteranean,and we cook only with olive oil and products from our region.

Reviewed By skihol14 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

That was an accidental find. Fine location with the Terrace view, gentle wind breeze, fantastic food and friendly service. Proper relaxing atmosphere and QUIET. You will find what you want to eat and will not be dissapointed like in many 'resort-picture-food' junk restaurants.

8. Mesogeios

Damnoni, D. Ag. Vasiliou, Crete, Damnoni, Crete 740 60, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$141 +30 2832 031641
Excellent
85%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 269 reviews

Mesogeios

Nice open restaurant under the trees. Sea view. High quality food served with a smile. Relaxed atmosphaire

Reviewed By pablo44 - Kent, UK

Everytime we're anywhere near the Plakias area we make a point of coming to Mesogeios Taverna, right in front of the beach in Damnoni.
Beautifully arranged tables with plenty of shade and a constantly friendly service, wether you come for a drink, for breakfast or for lunch.
Very relaxing atmosphere and good tasting offerings all day, until 18:00 now so don't make a special journey for late dinner.
Just one of those places you always want to come back to. (but please leave some space for us)

9. Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food

Near Maroulas village., Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 697 766 0743
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 764 reviews

Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food

WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. WE WILL REOPEN IN SPRING 2018. STAY INFORMED WITH THE LATEST NEWS AND EVENT ALERTS, ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE! Welcome ! Choosing THAVMA for a short getaway, or for your holiday, you will discover a fantastic destination of stunning natural beauty that combines all the elements that will fulfill your dreams. Maroulas, is one of the finest historical villages in the majestic prefecture of Rethymnon , where our place is located. Thavma, is characterized by its stunning views, offering visitors the unique opportunity to escape from their daily routine and experience happy moments with their family and their friends. Enjoy your food and drink and "feel" the relaxing peace that surrounds our place. Our place THAVMA is only 15 minutes away from Rethymnon on the way to Maroulas from the western side. You are more than welcome ! Maria Bounialetou.

Reviewed By TufaP - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Only stopped for drinks coffee and beer well worth the effort of the steep road stunning views well cared for outside Terrace lovely friendly greeting.Others on the Terrace were eating the food all looked good and well presented.Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review! We are so glad for your kind words! Hope to see you soon again, to taste also our delicious dishes :))) Take care...

10. Pagona's Place

2 Nikeas, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$133 +30 698 603 2480
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 684 reviews

Pagona's Place

Our small traditional taverna, will offer you something a little bit different.. You will be able to samble some of our traditional cousine cooked fresly from me Pagona and my mother ''Vaso''.. These small dishes we offer are called ''meze'' dishes and you can try as many as you want!! In Crete we order many dishes witch goes in the middle of the table and you can pick and try.. This is a very enjoyable way of eating and try our food!! Offcourse , we recommend a few shots of our Raki and our House wine to wash it all down with!!! We hope to see you soon and we hope you will like it!!

Reviewed By mandycullen - London, United Kingdom

We were recommended to this place by my parents and weren't diappointed. Food was so fresh and tasty and Pagona couldn't have been lovelier. Can't wait for a return visit.

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