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To Steki tou Giannikou

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Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion | Central Square, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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+30 693 707 3998
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We went twice in this restaurant and Giannis cooked a kleftiko just for us. Everything is homemade, fresh and tasty, from the dolmas to the meat, the local red wine, the local olive oil, feta, and so on. There's so much to say. One of our best dinner ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We arrived just before sunset and watched the sun disappear behind the mountains. As we were in awe, we didn't even notice our lovely host Giannis who just stood there quiet to let us take in the view. To me all people in Crete were nice but Giannis was especially warm and like a long-time friend. Orders were quickly filled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

On the first of many visits of our holiday in June 2016 Gianni our host asked tell me what you like and I will cook for you. Well we had one vegetarian one fish only eater & 3 carnivores His choice & variety of dishes surpassed our expectations catering for us all a & the food just came coming with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the village, with the taverna within easy walking distance. Giannis is a great host and made us feel really welcome. The food is excellently prepared and very tasty. We would highly recommend the taverna, whether you are staying in the village, or further afield.

1 Thank Paul N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We are staying in a villa in the village of Prines, this Taverna was a few minutes walk away and it was a great find. Giannikou the owner made us so welcome and was very humble. His food was amazing and we returned quite a few times. If you are in this area you must pay him a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Four of us stopped off here on spec for lunch. We received a warm, friendly welcome from the owner. Food was good and service prompt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The title says it all. Superb food and extra friendly host (Yannis).he will go out of his way to make you welcome and treat you s a friend as well as a customer.

2 Thank Terry M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The place is completely unpretentious, with a great family vibe and e terrase that sits literally in the on top of a cross road. Is the type of place you would dream about having in you neighbourhood to become a regular at. The host is a bundle of energy; him and his family going above and beyond to make everyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Been to this lovely quaint Taverna about 4 times now and every time the food has been amazing and the local organic house red wine is just great .Giannis the owner even gave us 2 bottles to take away as we loved it that much.It was the first time my daughter had been to Crete and so was pleasantly surprised... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We ended up going back here for 3 evenings in one week. Great food, fantastic service from our wonderful host. Yiannis keeps on going out of his way to make customers feel like family, even arranging a cake for my brothers birthday! On top of the all this, the food is amazing. The authentic Greek dishes never fail to please.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethynnou-Chanion | Central Square, Prines, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • 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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