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Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 072726
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (2 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
“home grown” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Grill
$$ - $$$
Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

We found this restaurant near to where we were staying on holiday. During our 2 weeks we visited the restaurant several times, finding the food to be far better that the more touristy places in nearby Platanias. There is a limited menu, but all food...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to stop for a bite to eat. This is a rustic family taverna with great views over the olive farms to the sea beyond. Don't expect fine dining but do expect hearty family cooked food and big portions! All the food was...More

Thank Herps
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Since our experience of the so called "traditional taverns" in our area hasn't been always pleasant, we are glad to have "Hovoli" near to the place that we live. Situated after the village "Loutra", on your right handside on the road that leads from Rethymno...More

Thank lawyeragapim
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It started with the roasted (burned) bread. Anyway, its ok comparing to other experiences but I am still hoping for better food and experiences!

Thank Ernst T
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Decent taverna with a fair selection of items. Our first visit coincided with a wedding party, but they produced a table for us with a ringside seat. Food quality is good. Sometimes overlooked meats, but a pleasant place for lunch.

Thank poetscan
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This family run taverna is one of the few outside Rethymnon that is open all year round. Quite a lot of the vegetables are home grown on the plot behind the taverna. Friendly service and tasty food, with a greater range of traditional dishes than...More

Thank Peregrinakis
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went here with the wife, looking for traditional high quality food. For starters we had the meze. We both enjoyed that a lot. For the main my wife had the meatballs with patatoes and i ordered spare ribs which came with chips. The boy serving...More

Thank Michandlin
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place with lots of quiet . Nice playground for children. Very good veg options. Great service. Go there!!

Thank Efrat N
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place close to our resort. Food is ok and the waitress very nice. She didn't explain the mezzes what was unfortunate, but they where nice.

Thank Anoek v
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch...very impressed with the typical Cretan food, completely different from the food on the coast. Delicious, freshly made, home grown. Well worth a detour or even a special trip !

1  Thank JBroon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Loutra
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 072726
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Our tavern is located near Arkadi Monastery.Visitors can taste real Cretan tastes as lamb with artichokes or village rooster with tomato. Also in the wooden oven we prepare suckling pig and lamb. The tavern it offers a spectacular view in the whole area and the children can play safely in the playground. Travelers can have a taste experience from the goods that Cretan land can provide.
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