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Mona Lisa-Skartsilakis

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36 Paleologou Konstadinou | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 023082
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic place with amazing quality of local sweets and awesome ice cream. Just try a little bit of everything. .. great place to have your afternoon sweet treat!

1 Thank John K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious . ... We just stopped there for some ice cream... Lovely shop, they also have a lot of pastry. In the back part of the shop you can see the kitchen, where they produce on their own. Extraordinary lemon and yogurt ice....

Thank Pascal M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

A real pleasure to find this family run bakery. I saw 3 generations working in the kitchen and the warmth of the greeting we received ensured that we would return. As we arrived they had just baked some Kalitsounia (or Lyhnarakia).......Yummo! and only 20p each (see photo)

1 Thank Bert B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Mona Lisa -ice cream bar is located in the middle of the old town of Rethymno. It is a traditional patisserie that serves excellent ice cream made from sheep milk, suitable for those who have cow milk allergy or who just enjoy tasty ice cream. Our own favourite the Sicilian nut ice cream and Baklava.

3 Thank greekcypriot2009
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Of course you don't have to have all three but if you're peckish, treat yourself because you're on holiday.! I can't wax too lyrical but what they offer is all top quality, don't hesitate if passing in the old town.

2 Thank Nidgehammer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

With sweets from old family recipes- I love it. The real Cretan desert tastes. Everything very fresh and tasty. The shop has a lot of tradition and a classic charm. A must visit in Rethymno.

2 Thank linzy_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

A must visit if you want to taste authentic delicacies of Rethymno. Traditional sweets and ice creams used daily milk by farmers in the surrounding mountains.

1 Thank Stelios_NG
Skaleta, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Must place in the city of Rethymno. Excellent ice cream made by fresh milk. Excellent coffee. Galaktompoureko is always my first choice.

Thank emmanouhl_p
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Apparently in the same place for over 100 years. There is nothing better anywhere than the "Galaktoboureko" (Cream pie) drenched in real honey syrup. Once you taste it you got to hare it everyday. Same with their "Baklava" (fyllo wrapped around nuts and honey)! Also the best ice-cream anywhere near! The dark chocolate is heaven and the lemon sorbet is... More 

4 Thank EVADS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

It was the best ice cream I have tasted! I loved it.It was so delicious that I felt so happy to be there !!!!! The best ice cream shop in Crete and , why not , in Greece! !!!!!☺☺😇😇

3 Thank Panagiotis K

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Paleologou Konstadinou | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 023082
Traditional fresh ice-cream made with sheep milk and fresh cakes...

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