Where to Eat in Gerani: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 13, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Discover the best restaurant in Gerani, Greece including Alana restaurant, Castelvecchio, Kapilio, Meli, Prima Plora, Nyn & Aei, To Pigadi, Corina Restaurant, Zefyros Family Fish Taverna, La Boheme
Things to do in Gerani

1. Alana restaurant

15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$126 - HK$290 +30 2831 027737
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Alana restaurant

Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat and Cretan cuisineThe restaurant's name derives from the old times. Alana was a place that kids of all the neighbourhood used to join together and play. It was first established in 1986 at the heart of the old town of Rethymno in Salaminos street , the central street under the castle of Fortezza and used to be one of the first tavernas in the area. With 200 seats it was the most crowdy place of the old town. In 2002 under new management, the place transformed to a more relaxing restaurant with 100 seats based on good quality products, attendive service and reasonable prices. Alana made a new beginning, changing totally the style of the restaurant, serving unique dishes of traditional fare in a relaxing setting full of flowers creating the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant has attracted both tourists and local people drawn to the superb food, charm and hospitality of its owners.The restaurant serves healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using products sourced locally, cooked with care and it has been established as one of the best restaurants in town, based on the customers’ reviews. The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like lamb with artichokes, Cretan smoked pork “apaki” and stuffed vine leaves, chargrilled steaks and beef burgers, grilled vegetables with feta cheese and oregano, wild greens with tomato, garlic and potatoes. Unique home made Deserts are also offered.

Reviewed By Gerad B - Peterborough, United Kingdom

My wife booked this after Reading great reviews on Trip Advisor and it terms of ambiance for a meal out it is right on the button. The combine a mixture of indoors/outdoors very well with the use of oversize parasols and discreet lighting. Seating is sufficient spread to allow for privacy and there are artistic touches you do not often see in Cretan Restaurants.
The menu has something for everyone and my wife’s King Prawns were a delight as was my starter of sliced pork.
The wine list is very good if a bit expensive for the area.
We both ordered Steak medium rare. I ordered the Rib Eye and my wife ordered the Fillet. I rue not ordering the fillet as my steak was cooked medium to well done. I hate over cooked steak and spent minutes debating whether to return it and ruin the night for my wife whose fillet was perfect. In the end I tolerated it. The fried potatoes are not chips but slices of potato fried. They arrived lukewarm but the staff apologised and replaced with freshly cooked.
Overall I would return but make a point of insisting they do not overcook my Steak.

2. Castelvecchio

29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2831 055163
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 804 reviews

Castelvecchio

Reviewed By cretelovers - Whitchurch, United Kingdom

Having for many years having been annual visitors to Rethymnon, this super family run restaurant has always been a real favourite. With a splendid 'night scene' over Rethymnon, extremely good food and wines, served in a stylish ambience, wehave never been dissatisfied. hilst certainly not the cheapest restaurant in Rethymnon - nor is it the most expensive. We always enjoy every single visit and make sure of a table by prebooking. Credit cards now accepted.

3. Kapilio

Xanthoudidou 7, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2831 052001
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 440 reviews

Kapilio

The descriptions are only in english at the moment

Reviewed By MaryElizabethBeds - Beds

We liked this restaurant so much that we went twice. The owner was very pleasant and friendly. Great food and was followed by the usual small complimentary dessert and a couple of glasses of raki.

4. Meli

S.Venizelou 7, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Late Night +30 2831 035630
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Meli

Reviewed By JanetteD - England

Just walking through Rethymon and found this place. Lovely little cafe overlooking sea. They have the best frozen yoghurt ice-cream I have ever had. I picked the pomegranate one really yummy sweet and sour and did not give that sugar feeling at the back of your throat. A huge bottle of water came to our table while we were waiting for our order. I thought very nice but I bet we have a cover charge for this. I was wrong it was complimentary and very welcome. Nice cafe with a spotless loo we will return.

5. Prima Plora

4 Akrotiriou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2831 056990
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Prima Plora

We strive for what we love in a world that has forgotten the value of food in our lives. A plate of food, eaten in a restaurant or at home, the taste and the quality depends on the raw materials we use. With this as our principle and also that are forthright in any form of mass production of the raw materials, we have come and we have partnerships only with small local producers, who have the same philosophy as us. Our cuisine consists of raw materials without pesticides and fertilizers and from animals grown and fed in nature, as normally required in warehouses and not eating GM foods.

Reviewed By Anna M - Athens, Greece

Amazing seafood, make sure you don't miss this restaurant. Set by the seaside with a beautiful view of La Fortezza. The location, the atmosphere and the food, a Triple Ace deal. Excellent prawns, best risotto, healthy organic quality food, beautifully styled dishes. Our Italian friends loved it too !!!

6. 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.

7. To Pigadi

31 Xanthoudidou | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch HK$94 - HK$290 +30 2831 027522
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

To Pigadi

The restaurant is on the site where once stood a Venetian building which was linked to the residence on the south side through a doorway. It is believed that where the covered dining area stands was once a large storeroom and animal stable. The dining courtyard was indeed a courtyard and animal feeding area. In 2003 the chef and owner Harris Pavlakis decided to open the restaurant. The restaurant serves traditional local and greek dishes with local products and provides a friendly and romantic atmosphere. Our restaurant is certificated for Cretan Cuisine from The Greek Academy Of Taste and has participated in three contests of Traditional Cretan Cuisine in the last three years and has won twice the golden and once the silver medal.

Reviewed By Freeman1948 - Henley on Thames

I very seldom give anything 5 stars on TA but this place deserves it. We found it after a week of dismal meals in restaurants which other reviewers had raved about and we had begun to lose faith in TA reviews generally. This restaurant shone out of the gastronomic gloom! We went for an evening meal and it was delicious. The Cretan salad was outstanding as was the rabbit stifado. The staff were delightful as was the ambiance. The house wine was delicious. We enjoyed ourselves so much we went back for lunch the following day rather than risk another disappointment, and again had a fabulous meal. It was all in the taste, as it should be. The food was properly cooked and seasoned and generous use was made of local herbs. It sounds obvious but such tasty food seems to be a rarity there days. Whoever is in the kitchen can really cook. It's not easy to find, but seek it out!

8. Corina Restaurant

13 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$31 - HK$243 +30 2831 021205
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Corina Restaurant

In the Old Town of Rethymno, just a few meters from the harbor, waiting to charm you, is “Corina” restaurant, providing a beautiful dining space and a friendly atmoshere. Offering fine cuisine made with the freshest ingredients, including Cretan herbs and extra virgin olive oil, brought together with love and affection. Fresh fish, seafood and fine wine make your meal unique.

Reviewed By ellonway - UK

Had a truly enjoyable dining experience at Corina. The restaurant is situated in a quiet street in the Old Town. The decor is tasteful, the staff welcoming and the service friendly and efficient. The menu offers a selection of traditional Greek and Cretan dishes. The food arrived well presented and was perfectly cooked. The portions are truly generous. The Greek plate offers the opportunity to try a variety of traditional Greek foods.
Fine dining with generosity, friendly service and reasonable prices.
Recommended!

9. 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.

10. La Boheme

15 Souliou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$149 - HK$283 +30 2831 500881
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 637 reviews

La Boheme

Welcome to our beautiful garden and taste our local and mediterannean cuisine. We created a nice and friendly environment for you to enjoy a fine meal.

Reviewed By Richard M

Can't rate this highly enough. We were made so welcome from the time we walked in, complimentary drink on arrival, finished with a complimentary desert and Raki to finish.. Starters were sublime (mussels and carpaccio) with freshly made garlic bread. Then some perfectly cooked mains, lamb shank and Dorado that fell of the bone and two medium rare steaks that had been well rested and the knife was barely needed. (As good as the steaks were, the mushrooms almost stole the show!!)
If we were here longer, I'd be back in a heartbeat. Thank you for an amazing evening, we had a great laugh, accompanied by great food and wine!!

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