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Restaurant Melody Garden

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Souliou 37 | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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+30 2831 035514
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We stumbled upon this place the other day and although it was quiet, was one of the best meals we had in Crete! The garden is gorgeous with orange and lemon trees. We chose the meze deal with wine (think it was 21 euros for 2), such a bargain! Great food, plenty of it, decent wine (we found house wine... More 

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Thank Kathy B
Rethymnon, Greece
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This restaurant is truly understated. It's friendly and clean with a varied menus and some great salads. Costi is great too. He's friendly, knows the menu inside out and helps you decide what to eat. It's a little bit more expensive than some in the area but it's worth every penny if you want a lovely atmosphere and some good... More 

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Thank Julie C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's pretty difficult to find this restaurant and when you do, you'd be forgiven for moving on fairly quickly because it's a very narrow frontage and there was a board outside advertising burgers and other tourist-favoured delights. However, friends who knew the restaurant well had suggested meeting there and we were glad they did. You can go through the restaurant... More 

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Thank musketeer1645
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is high on our list of restaurants to visit. Hidden from view off a beautiful narrow shopping street, set in a shady garden. Always a warm welcome from larger than life Costas. If you love well cooked meats and traditional dishes, this is the one for you. ,

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Thank Eleni6
Haifa, Israel
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We avoided the seaside restaurants of the harbor and began to walk the inner streets. We saw this place and stopped to ask for a menu. We were kindly invited to the garden in the back. They made our food fresh on the spot, and it was excellent. My phone's battery was running out and I did not carry a... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Best food so far in Rethymeno. Excellent quality, fresh and delicious. Fantastic value off their set menu. Lovely secret garden at the back. Proper, traditional feel and great service. We'll definitely be going back. 👍

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Thank justanothergir1
Leicester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a restaurant located in one of the alleys in the old town. You are met by Costa's who is very keen for you to go through and eat your meal there. The setting is very pleasant and it is a restaurant my family have visited when in Crete for many years. The food is enjoyable and thankfully the... More 

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Thank 2504K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little hideaway,a narrow alleyway street in between small shops and bazaars lies the melody garden restaurant . The old guy in a shop across the way said hello do yo like good food, go in there, we were looking at leather belts. Taken through an entry restaurant with offshoots of vaulted rooms into a secret garden at... More 

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Thank Sue P
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem Down on a lovely historic backstreet of Rethymon we were greeted by the lovely owner who showed us a menu of different offers and a normal menu. Just what we wanted. 6 mezee and half litre of wine €19 for 2. Food was delicious. Full to the brim with traditional Greek food. The wine went down... More 

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Thank MH260286
Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We came across this through tripadvisor. Nice and friendly owner. The place has a nice backyard/garden, perfect for a lunch. Good prices. We had the lamb kleftiko and it was awesome, very tasty. Recommended!

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Thank Christian K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souliou 37 | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 035514

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