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Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food

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| Near Maroulas village., Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 697 766 0743
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were alone that day in this restaurant so we enjoyed company of restaurants owner Maria. She is amazing person! The place and the road both are breathtaking. Dinner in the mountains with the view of Rethymnon, mountains and the sea...Every detail in the restaurant reminds how the owners love their clients, feeling is like You are at home. Food... More 

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1 Thank monika g
Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really thank you for your kind words ! We love to chat with our customers whenever it is possible... it was so nice to have a chat with you! You are so kind! Hope to see you next year again! Take care... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great view. Great service. Great food. Would highly recommended making the effort to visit this place for those visiting Crete. The drive there is a little awkward, but we had such a great evening here despite the weather not being perfect (little bit of rain). Would definitely go again.

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Thank Joshua D
Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really thank you for your kind words ! Hope to see you next year again but try to choose a sunny day :)) Thank you again! Take care... More 

Rethymnon, Greece
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taverna Thalma is well signposted from the Arkadi road and from Lidl exit in Platanaes. However there are a couple of points to note. In the village of Maroulas you will find that there is a tight turn left between two buildings and you will see the next sign straight ahead. Although the address is in Maroulas you actually leave... More 

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Thank John H
Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for this wonderful and very very detailed review! We are so glad that you've had such a lovely time here at THAVMA ! Hope to see you soon again! Take care... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and amazing vistas. I would eat here again. Don't miss the homemade wine! Owner is delightful, too.

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Thank Joanna B
Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely review about our restaurant! It was so nice to see the title of your review: "Best food we've had on Crete" We are so glad to hear that :)) Hope to see you next year again! Take care... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is an absolute must. It's a quiet cafe in the hills of a village. The views will take your breath away, and its just so tranquil that you feel you are the only people for miles and miles! We got there about 6:30pm so we saw full daylight, sunset and night views. The food was a traditional Crete... More 

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Thank Hayley S
Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review about our restaurant! We thank you very much for your kind words about us. Well, yes, we have an apartment for rent next to our restaurant so next time you can book it for one or two nights and then you will have the opportunity to... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last week. 2 adults 2 small children and the place was beautiful. The road leading to this was a little interesting as was quite narrow and bumpy and high up but it was well worth it. The views were incredible and the kleftico tasted so good.

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Thank markt1804
Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that you liked so much our "kleftiko" :) Hope to see you soon again ! Take care... More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son and our daughter in law who live near by took us there what a fantastic view and such a great and friendly reception on our arrival the food was delicious and plenty of it I forgot to take my camera what a pity Stewart Bury

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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely review! So, it was a perfect idea of your daughter in law and your son to take you to Thavma ! We are so glad that you had such a lovely time here! Hope next time you won't forget your camera :))) Hope to see you soon! Take care... More 

glasgow
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it was not a sunny night we took a taxi up to Thavma to avoid any problems with the steep road and to enjoy some Greek wine ! We had a lovely evening with delicious home cooked food followed by some complimentary dessert and of course raki ! Views were still wide and beautiful down to the sea... More 

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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant! It was a pleasure to have you with us and we are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time here at THAVMA enjoying the views and our specialties! Hope to see you next summer again on a sunny day :)) Take care... More 

Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got already at arrival a warm hug from the restaurant keeper, young lady Maria. We felt very welcome and like home and spent three hours excellent lunch. Everything was great: View from the top of mountain, restaurant terrace, even a little church. Good, traditional Cretan lunch, eggplant salad dip, Soutzoukalia, meatbolls with tomato sauce and herbs, lamb in red... More 

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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you with us and we are glad that you enjoyed our specialties ! Hope to see you soon again :)) Take care... More 

Fredrikstad, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The view alone was worth the drive (10 minutes from Rethymnons old town), authentic food where the lamb melts on your tounge!!! Not to mention home-made mix of lemon-raki! But the best part was the hospitality and friendly straff :-) Have been to Crete many times, but from now on we will always return to Thavma! Thank you for our... More 

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Maria-Bounialetou, Owner at Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review! We thank you for your kind words and be sure , you are more than welcome whenever you will return to Thavma! Take care... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Near Maroulas village., Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 697 766 0743
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Welcome ! Choosing THAVMA for a short getaway, or for your holiday, you will discover a fantastic destination of stunning natural beauty that combines all the elements that will fulfill your dreams. Maroulas, is one of the finest historical villages in the majestic prefecture of Rethymnon , where our place is located. Thavma, is characterized by its stunning views, offering visitors the unique opportunity to escape from their daily routine and experience happy moments with their family and their friends. Taste pure local treats, accompanied by home made Raki. Enjoy your coffee or drink and "feel" the relaxing peace that surrounds our place, silence which is occasionally interrupted by the singing of the birds. Taste our Cretan traditional home made food, accompanied by home made wine. In case you are charmed by all the mentioned above and want to stay, a wonderful apartment is at your disposal as you can see on our website ! Our place THAVMA is only 15 minutes away from Rethymnon on the way to Maroulas from the western side. You are more than welcome !
Maria Bounialetou

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