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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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1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here for dinner tonight, first of all the owner and young waiters were brilliant. They were so attentive and helpful, and the owner made sure to make us feel very welcome. The starters we had, the cheese pies and the bread with feta...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying near the village of Prines and arrived early needing a bite to eat. This taverna looked inviting, with a little area of tables outside underneath the shade of trees. The owner and chef Giannis welcomed us warmly and explained the specials alongside...More

1  Thank Chloe P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice scenery friendly host who gave us advice on were to go in Rethymno food was brilliant would love to go again Would recommend

1  Thank Georgy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friendly staff, nice location although very close to the street, medium quality food, medium service.

Thank PierreV123
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our third year in Prines and Giannikos is always our first stop for lunch and then dinner! The food is always fantastic and Giannis the friendliest guy around. This year our daughter turned 15 while we were there and Giannis and the crew set off...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had several meals out over 2 weeks at this local restaurant. Always a friendly welcome. Food good, local fare but plenty of choice. Often busy so aim to arrive before 8pm or book. Food can arrive when it's ready but doesn't matter as you...More

1  Thank shezza23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Giannikos Taverna to taste home made Cretan food and we were not disappointed! The dishes are delicious and the atmosphere is excellent! The owner Giannis had a very warm welcome for us and helped us chose what to eat. He took his...More

2  Thank Christine150901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming to goannikos often, the food is always delicious, children are welcome and Giannis is a delight, would highly recommend if visiting Crete.

1  Thank Victoria F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just after 6pm, it was not to busy. The owner greeted us and asked where we would like to sit. He took the time to go through the menu and recommended some dishes. We went with Lamb kelftiko, which he described as he's...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been at Gianni's tavern 3 times and never been disapointed. Feel always welcome even late and whatever you decide to eat, Gianni give good advice and explain what you're going to eat ! Home made cooking, delicious !

Thank stefc0c0
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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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Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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