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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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“moussaka” (14 reviews)
“mixed grill” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there by chance and was so so happy with the food and service . Fish was so fresh and portions are very big .

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there as a group of 5 adults and 2 children. From the begining, the owner told me that i can leave the car right next to the tavern, wich was good for us, he informed us about the menu, specialities and traditionals. We...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The worlds best lamb chops! Very nice atmosphere in a small village. Thank you Giannikou for the best service! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Thank Siri S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Late hour to have the lunch but we was impressed by great hospitallity and very tasty food. We strongly recomand.

1  Thank Carmen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived in Crete for 30 years (from NYC) and I am upset that this is the first time I ate at Giannikos. There were three of us, and we all enjoyed our meals immensely. I had the best rabbit stifado I've ever eaten, and...More

1  Thank Louis D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival at this taverna the host could not be more friendly and helpful. Was very informative about the menu and made you feel very welcome. We ordered starters where only one arrived when my husbands did arrive it was very closely followed by the...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to get back to Prines and it wouldn't be complete without visiting Gianni at Giannikos Taverna. We were very honoured to see him on his birthday and he wouldn't allow us to pay our bill!! Be led by your host regarding your...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and food! πŸ‘ŒπŸ» A family taverna with local food! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»A must if you are around Rethymnon! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

2  Thank Afif C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With its little paved courtyard shaded by trees this is a place you will want to visit again and again. The food is excellent and the family that own the restaurant are so friendly and welcoming that every visit feels like coming home. What could...More

1  Thank Lesley J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to this restaurant three time in one week because the food is really fabulous. Try the lamb klevtiko, just marvelous. Or if you don't like meat, try the fresh fish (very tasty swordfish). And not to forgot: a warm welcome by the very...More

1  Thank Piet V
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25 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

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Average prices
USDΒ 4 - USDΒ 14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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