Where to eat in Rethymno

A dinner taken in the narrow streets of the Renaissance Old Town of Rethymno gets even more idyllic if it includes dishes of the famous Cretan cuisine, made ​​from local products.

Outside town, in the highlands of the Rethymno Prefecture you will taste some of the famous Cretan dishes like “ofto(lamb slowly roasted on skewers across the fire), lamb “tsigariasto” (sautéd or fried lamb), pasta cooked in lamb broth served with “anthotyro” (local salty hard cheese), while down on the coast  you will find fresh fish and seafood dishes.

In order to find restaurants & taverns according to your desires and demands, use the smart-search in the left-hand menu! (*) The search-criteria can be applied in combination.

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Goules
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Goules

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Goulediana village

It’s worth making a small detour to find Goulediana village and taste the dishes of the "Goules" taverna. Traditional dishes such as pilafi and pasta “syzouma” (cooked in lamb broth), rooster with red sauce, nice salads, and creative touches. All cooked with olive oil as well as made from fresh local ingredients and raw materials. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2831041001
Christos’ tavern
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Christos’ tavern

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Galos village

Situated just 2 km from the center of Rethymno and almost next to the city's university, in Galos village. Here you’ll find a family environment, tasty appetizers, grilled meat, food cooked in the wood-oven, homemade wine and raki.

  • type
    Family Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 10€
  • contact
    +30 2831055652
Ousies (Flavours)
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Ousies  (Flavours)

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20-24 Bernardou St., Rethymnon

“Ousies” lies in the center of the Old Town of Rethymno next to the folklore museum and two steps from the Odeon (minaret). A tavern with Greek flavors and old recipes, in one of the most crowded alleys, bustling all year long.

  • type
    Mezes Tavern
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2831025629
Avli (The Courtyard)
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Avli (The Courtyard)

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22 Xanthoudidou St. & Radamanthyos, 74100

Housed in a 400-hundred year-old Venetian mansion with a garden and a romantic courtyard, Avli serves local dishes and delicacies from Crete and the Mediterranean area, for food-connoisseurs. The decor is eclectic. The wine cellar is huge, including more than 460 different labels from Cretan and Greek vineyards.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, Mediterranean, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +302831058250
To Farangi (the Gorge)
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To Farangi (the Gorge)

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Kirianna

Tremendous view and well-cooked food in very generous servings.

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    +30 2831083047
Maistros
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Maistros

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7 Akrotiri St., Rethymnon

Maistros offers magnificent views of the sea and the Fortezza at Rethymno. Fresh seafood and traditional Cretan cuisine will impress you, combined with a wine from the carefully selected wine list featuring mainly Greek products. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 2831025492
Othonas
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Othonas

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27 Titus Petihaki Square, Rethymnon

The “Othonas” taverna was established in 1987 in the heart of the Old Town of Rethymno and remains to today one of the timeless dining options in the city. Here you will find authentic Cretan cuisine, prepared according to traditional recipes, with Cretan olive oil and fresh ingredients. The wines are Cretan and Greek: the prices affordable.

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2831055500
Prima Plora
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Prima Plora

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4 Akrotiri St., Rethymnon

In a privileged location, opposite the Fortezza and just next to the sea, the Prima Plora restaurant serves creative Greek cuisine. The tables are set by the sea, and the dishes are cooked with olive oil using exclusively goods from small, local producers. Seafood and meat dishes, pasta, risottos and casseroles recipes to suit all tastes.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Eccentric
  • rates/person
    up to 30€
  • contact
    +30 2831056990
Kapileio
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Kapileio

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7 Xanthoudidou St., Rethymnon

Serbian cuisine and traditional Cretan recipes. A hangout frequented by youth.

  • type
    Mezes Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan, Serbian
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2831052001
Zissis’ Tavern
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Zissis’ Tavern

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63 Machis of Crete St., Missiria

Zissis’ tavern is a classic haunt for the locals. The tavern serves Cretan and Greek cuisine, a variety of casseroles that you choose yourself from the showcase, grilled meats. Family atmosphere. 

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2831028814
Kehayias
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Kehayias

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Stavromenos

Set just outside the city of Rethymno, this family-run restaurant offers classic traditional Cretan dishes. The warmth of the “family environment” is highlighted by a large open fireplace.

  • type
    Family Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 20€
  • contact
    +30 2831077234
Lemonokipos (Lemon garden)
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Lemonokipos (Lemon garden)

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100 Ethnikis Antistaseos St., Rethymnon

Lemonokipos is situated near the center of the medieval town of Rethymno, in the courtyard of an old Venetian mansion. The restaurant has a history of over a century, since the owner's grandfather opened the first tavern in 1910.

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    +30 28310 57087
Veneto
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Veneto

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4 Epimenidou St., Rethymnon

The Veneto restaurant operates on the ground floor of a hotel in the center of the Old Town of Rethymno, in an old Venetian 14th-century manorial house. It is beautiful and atmospheric and features a stone cellar with carefully selected wines from the Cretan, Greek and international vineyards. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek, Cretan
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    +30 2831056634
Cavo d’ Oro
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Cavo d’ Oro

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42 Nearchou St., Rethymnon

Overlooking the old Venetian harbor and the historic lighthouse of Rethymno, Cavo d'Oro restaurant serves international cuisine, Mediterranean dishes, fish and seafood. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Mediterranean, International
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2831024446
Erofili
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Erofili

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1 I. Melissenos St., Old city of Rethymnon

A nice restaurant built on many levels, maintaining the traditional architecture of the old city of Rethymno. Enjoy a variety of Cretan appetizers. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2831029660
Alana
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Alana

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15 Salaminos St., 74100

The ideal “meating” place. Alana is located at the heart of the old town, in a beautiful garden site where local residents and foreign guests harmoniously coexist. Enjoy the local quality fresh, grilled or cooked meat, delicious dishes from the Cretan cuisine and friendly service. Affiliate your dinner with a unique homemade dessert.

  • type
    Tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    +30 28310 27737
En Plo
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En Plo

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28 Kefalogiannidon St., Rethymnon

In "En Plo " just below the Fortezza, chef Yiannis Baxevanis puts his own creative twist on classic dishes of the Mediterranean gastronomy. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    up to 50€
  • contact
    6947905022
Raki Ba Raki
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Raki Ba Raki

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16 Radamanthyos St., Old city of Rethymnon

A modern raki-place with Cretan meze dishes and live music nights.

  • type
    Raki tavern
  • cuisine
    Cretan
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2831026213
Stavros
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Stavros

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16 Epimenidou St., Rethymnon

In Stavros’ taverna you will try Greek dishes including lamb cooked with honey, and fresh fish. Pick one of the tables on the walkway or at the roof garden and listen to live folk music. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Greek
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    28310 24822
To pigadi (The Well)
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To pigadi (The Well)

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31 Xanthoudidou St., Rethymnon

“To Pigadi” is located in the center of the Old Town of Rethymno. The restaurant is located in a yard of a large Venetian building of the 16th century that was used for watering and keeping horses. 

  • type
    Restaurant
  • cuisine
    Mediterranean
  • rates/person
    -€
  • contact
    2831027522
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