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Arkoudaina Garden

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On the outskirts of Episkopi village, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 061607
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Rethymnon, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Homemade ingredients,with the best quality.The food, both in taste and in creativity, is incredible.The 49 ingredient salad is the highlight. You can taste how fresh everything is and how much care has gone into the preparation of the food. The owner is friendly makes you feel like home and the staff attentive and quick .

Thank makmos
Heraklion, Greece
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Everything was wonderfull and the owner was very nice. The price was a little bit expencive but is ok.

Thank Alexis A
Caldonazzo, Trento
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We are sorry having to leave a bad review because place was nice, people kind and food various and delicious but... Both of us felt sick immediately after eating. As we were the only guest that night it is very likely we were given some old food not well preserved. Price was also a bit higher than expected.

Thank Maddy-e-Dan
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I love this place. It is away from all touristy places and the outside back garden gives fills us with emotions of relaxation, comfort and romance. We have visited here more than 5 times now, each time bringing friends and family to share the experience and they all agree with how we feel. It is a relaxed... More 

Thank MariaWB
Taichung, Taiwan
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My Father in Law And I were taken here by Out Guides From Urban adventures after a Gorge walk. AMAZING FOOD... This is The very best Food I have ever Had the Privilege of Tasting In my 42 Years.. It really is. All food This Stunning Resteraunt Sells, Is Grown in The owners Gardens. From the Fruit to the Meat.... More 

Thank Steven E
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were staying near Rethymno, on Crete, and our host recommended this restaurant. The restaurant's owner greeted us and pretty much ordered for us, although the meal was tilted towards vegetables, as we asked. I'm 64 years old and have traveled reasonably widely, and this was certainly one of the best meals I've ever eaten. It included an incredible salad,... More 

Thank weewinkie
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Amazing restaurant, very satisfying experience. Every mouthful was amazing! Giorgis, the owner comes to your table, sits with you and tells you what he offers on the day. You can't really go wrong and the price is very very good, so don't be scared to order. We had dinner for 2: bread with olive oil and oregano, a (super wow)... More 

1 Thank arsinoespalace
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Simply the best restaurant I've been to on Crete, and that's saying something. On the way back from Preveli Beach, a short jaunt from Rethymno or a large culinary detour from the far reaches of the island; you will not be disappointed.

1 Thank Marc R
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is now in my top five restaurants on Crete. Their flagship salad with 49 ingredients is crazy good. We had their xorta, gamopilafo with lamb, pork chops with candied fruit coulie, saganaki, fries, and risotto with wild mushrooms. One dish was better than the previous. We had a gastronomical festival. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Pavlos P
Athens, Greece
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The garden and the surrounding area are of a typical cretan village type. Very nice decoration. The food had a cretan basis with a painting touch of the chef. We tried : - Beef with pasta - Very tasty but the portion could be more generous. Not what you typically receive in a cretan restaurant/tavern. - Rooster with okras -... More 


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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the outskirts of Episkopi village, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 061607

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