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Taverna Fantastiko

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Maroulas, Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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+30 698 844 2728
10:00 - 23:00
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A most memorable place to eat. Fantastic views to the mountains and sea. Family run, attention to detail and most amazing food. On the top of my list when next visiting Crete.

Thank Wendy G
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Called here with no reservation on late on first night after 13 hour day traveling from UK. Place was nearly empty, but party of 5 welcomed and well fed. Mixed plata for starters (cheese served separately because one member of party alergic) to be recommended (would make a good light lunch): the day's specials - chicken in lemon sauce, spicy... More 

2 Thank grumpyfuzz
Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There's nothing much to say about the setting of this tavern, but impeccable and breathtaking. It takes an effort though to approach it, bit it's totally wort it. The staff was friendly and sweet, qucik. The food was great though our order featured a tiny bit more oil and fats than the already high amount as usual. Still everything was... More 

Thank Pumukliboti
Harrow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quite a walk up to this excellent taverna, but worth it for the views alone! The food was traditional and very tasty, and the service absolutely excellent.

Thank akelly438
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went to the Taverna at night. Mid september is already a bit off-season so dishes were limited. Food was really very nice and the staff ever so friendly but the wine the most ghastly I have ever drunk in Crete: they kindly supplied us with a new flask but it went only from undrinkable to barely palatable. At night:... More 

1 Thank Bram C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The real Cretan feeling with fantastic food, wines and service. Breathtaking views!! For those who want to experience Cretan culture in foods and drinks.

Thank Anne d
Rethymnon, Greece
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The food was fantastic , the people there was fantastic and the view was also fantastic. Then i understood why the name of the taverna is fanatastic. If you will go to Crete you must go there.....

1 Thank Konstantinos G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by the owner of our villa so decided to try it on our first night. We drove up the mountain which is fairly easy as the restaurant is quite well signposted. The view is amazing, we decided to sit outside even though it was a bit chilly (late september) but glad we did as we... More 

Thank Rob S
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Amazing views - you must be there for sun set! Great food (lemon chicken was delish!) Home made wine is a definite winner! Don't try and walk it - get a taxi or car hire! Service was warm & prompt. Prices were extremely reasonable! We will be back.

Thank bubblynutta
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Set at the top of the hill above the lovely village of Maroulas this is a great place to catch the sunset and enjoy the panoramic views over Rethymnon and the surrounding areas. The mixed vegetable starter was lovely which included five or six fresh dishes. The mains were not on the same level as the starter but were ok.

1 Thank jammiedlee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maroulas, Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon  >  Maroulas
  • Phone Number: +30 698 844 2728
Traditonal Taverna with local food only.Homemade cheese and homemade bread as well as meat from our farm...Enjoy the best view and wonderfull sunsets of the island...

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