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Kostas Taverna - Bar

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The Beach, Agia Galini, Crete 740 53, Greece
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Perth, Australia
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929 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Kostas taverna is a good spot to enjoy a traditional cretan meal with a lovely view. The staff are friendly and helpful.

1 Thank lindakthomas
Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Upgraded since our last trip here 32 years ago when Kostas was still alive. Now run by the family. This is old time Crete with amazing photos on the wall and the old men still gathering in the evening.

Thank Jfaulk2431
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We decided to hit the beach for our evening meals. Having visited Agia Galini in the 1970s with our rucksacks, the idea of ‘posh frocks’ and pre-dinner cocktails near the harbour somehow didn’t appeal. We chose Kostas because it appeared popular and had a real buzz. We weren’t disappointed. Service is swift. Though you never feel under pressure to leave,... More 

Thank bwanaalan
Cleveland, Oh
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1,318 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is an open restaurants on the beach, with a pleasant settings and a good view. The food I tried was substandard. All the fish was previously frozen and cooked in a way that it was oily and tasteless. They have a decent selection of beer and wine, for Crete, and the service was friendly.

Thank marcopolo111
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh friendly reliable. Lovely cats around the place. Decent sunbeds and right on the beach. Parking but walking from Hownam no problem.

Thank michd67
Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I had lunch with my family and although we tried 6 different plates all of them tasted like prepared from the previous day. Certainly, this was the worst food we had during our two week holidays in Crete.

Thank Panos K
Congleton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Kostas is very hospitable , his Taverna is very clean, the food, beers and wines are excellent. His mugs of tea are really nice and he has great conversation and is very witty. He like myself trained to be a teacher of Sciences, so he is very intelligent and can avail the traveller of an intelligent and intereting conversation. He... More 

Thank Simon W
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food good host . I recommend it for everyone. We eat calamari,octopus,fried sardinies. I would like to eat there once again. price was good.

Thank Tamas B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I recommend this family restaurant placed on the Agia Galini beach. Food and service are excellent. You can choose from many cretan specialities.

Thank Kateřina K
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little place. A bit hard to find find at first but worth the effort. Really good fresh food and perfect grilled meat (tried pork, chicken and souvlaki)

Thank Mailiis P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beach, Agia Galini, Crete 740 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Agia Galini

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?