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Melina Restaurant Cafe

22 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 021580
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“bbq meats” (3 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
22 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated up a street leading to the Fortress, this restaurant was beautiful. We did not have a booking however were accommodated. They have mini barbeques cooking ribs, chicken and belly pork. We were given a small aperitif, white for the lady and red for the...More

Thank alan p
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

With great views across Rethymno, they offer traditional Cretan food, cooked on a vertical grill, an extensive menu, but not completely the same menu as their web site. Never the less a good meal, with very large portions for those with a big appetite.

Thank Alec W
Reviewed 13 October 2017

First stop out of the Fortezza - very friendly personel. Good food in ample portions. One can sit here for hours, sip Ouzo or Raki, and stare at the panorama of Rethymnon, since the terrace overlooks the entire city.

Thank GvB0720
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Worth the walk for the view. The restaurant house speciality is a bar-b-que type where the meat is hung around the outside of the flame. Looks better than it tastes but the service was exemplary. A good selection of decent Greek wine was available.

Thank Greeklover20
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and went because we heard that there was a nice view over the city from the terrace.Service was attentive and fast. We had a lovely table on the side of the terrace, complimentary sangria when we arrived....More

Thank Mrsfunny
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Had a great meal here unexpectedly as we were looking for somewhere else but happened upon here. As you sat down the waiter asked where we were from and brought us a Union Jack for the table. Must help them when speaking to the guests...More

Thank gillgill2
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Just back from Rethymnon, visited here a few times for drinks and we were made to feel very welcome by the owner, he had a fantastic sense of humour! Nice fresh beers were had whilst taking in the glorious views, missing this place already! Would...More

Thank L C
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We were in your restaurant on our last day at Crete. I just want to thank you to all your staff, they were great! Very polite & friendly! Food was great! Thank you for everything! Greetings fron Luka & Aleksandra from Serbia

Thank _W6569JM
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Had an evening meal here on the spur of things. Six of us and what a meal. Love the BBQ but all the food, so good. And great view out over the city and the hills. Great staff also, attentive and welcoming. Would go back...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stayed 10 days in Rethimno and because we have enjoyed so much our 1st evening in Rethimno having dinner at Melina we came back at this restaurant not once but twice. The restaurant has a very nice terrace with a beautiful view over the...More

Thank Mihaela68
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 021580
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