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Giannikos Taverna

Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 693 707 3998
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

If I could suggest just one night in a Cretan taverna it would be Giannikos. Here you will experience first hand what it is to feel the warmth of human kindness, good food and happiness all in one small village square. Simple, no nonsense Cretan...More

2  Thank woodfordlad
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is also the perfect spot for a great lunch ! Sitting at the village square under the trees eating traditional Greek food! The menu has something for everyone. And Giannis is a perfect host who will make you feel at home instantly! Great value...More

2  Thank Astrid M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We returned to one of our favourite tavernas to again receive a welcome of warmth and sincerity. We ordered many local dishes which was presented to us with pride and passion. Yiannis is very proud of the tradition of his family taverna and we never...More

1  Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was excellent, so was the atmosphere. We ate two evening meals during our one-week stay in the area, all that we ate were tasty, delicious. We all - 5 adults, three girls (8, 10, 11 yrs) - were very happy with the food,...More

2  Thank Riitta T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found Yannis restaurant by accident and loved it from the first second. The menu is excellent, very tasty, authentic and with a strong understanding of quality. The atmosphere is nice with a great sun set view. Yannis, the owner, makes you feel like family....More

1  Thank Wolf B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely, lovely place. Great sunsets, great service, traditional food, and great company. Giannis is very happy to help & advise you of the surrounding area. We were staying in the Village so visited more than once & everytime the food was delicious. The Lamb Chops...More

Thank hughmurrell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Giannikos Taverna many times over the last 4 years. Sitting in the village square in Prines with Giannis as your wonderful host is simply perfect.The Kleftiko. Stifado and Moussaka are all wonderful and the mixed grill is spectacular! It's a very friendly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place after a bit of a drive and were starving when we sat down. Cold beers and water appeared and before we knew it the food. The waiter was also the manager and chef and although he ran around like a hare...More

1  Thank Owen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I have written a review on Trip Advisor but I thought I must. Once again we have used the services of Trip Advisor and up to yet we have not been let down. Tonight was a regular night but just...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit to Crete for 5th time. We use Giannikos Taverna regularly each time we visit for the excellent traditional Greek cuisine and the wonderful warm welcome.

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Does anyone know if the Taverna is open all year and if not when it opens for this season?
24 March 2016|
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Response from GiannikosTaverna | Property representative |
Yes, we are open! We will be happy to welcoming you in our taverna! At your disposal for any further information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece (Formerly To Steki tou Giannikou)
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon  >  Prines
  • Phone Number: +30 693 707 3998
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!
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