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Kostas Taverna - Bar

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The Beach, Agia Galini, Crete 740 53, Greece
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for coffees, milkshakes and juice. All good. The waiter was friendly and put up wiht my attempts to talk Greek. He was quick, helpful and the prices were cheap.

Thank David F
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best tavern in agia galini!!!! Very close to the beach, friendly staff,nice clean food.fresh local fish.

Thank dimitris g
Holywell, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in there while on a cruise, just had a drink. But they are very friendly and polite, and there was no problem using the wifi

Thank richard c
Perth, Australia
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965 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,318 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Kostas taverna is a good spot to enjoy a traditional cretan meal with a lovely view. The staff are friendly and helpful.

1 Thank lindakthomas
Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Upgraded since our last trip here 32 years ago when Kostas was still alive. Now run by the family. This is old time Crete with amazing photos on the wall and the old men still gathering in the evening.

Thank Jfaulk2431
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We decided to hit the beach for our evening meals. Having visited Agia Galini in the 1970s with our rucksacks, the idea of ‘posh frocks’ and pre-dinner cocktails near the harbour somehow didn’t appeal. We chose Kostas because it appeared popular and had a real buzz. We weren’t disappointed. Service is swift. Though you never feel under pressure to leave,... More 

Thank bwanaalan
Cleveland, Oh
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1,352 reviews
564 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is an open restaurants on the beach, with a pleasant settings and a good view. The food I tried was substandard. All the fish was previously frozen and cooked in a way that it was oily and tasteless. They have a decent selection of beer and wine, for Crete, and the service was friendly.

Thank marcopolo111
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh friendly reliable. Lovely cats around the place. Decent sunbeds and right on the beach. Parking but walking from Hownam no problem.

Thank michd67
Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I had lunch with my family and although we tried 6 different plates all of them tasted like prepared from the previous day. Certainly, this was the worst food we had during our two week holidays in Crete.

Thank Panos K
Congleton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Kostas is very hospitable , his Taverna is very clean, the food, beers and wines are excellent. His mugs of tea are really nice and he has great conversation and is very witty. He like myself trained to be a teacher of Sciences, so he is very intelligent and can avail the traveller of an intelligent and intereting conversation. He... More 

Thank Simon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beach, Agia Galini, Crete 740 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Agia Galini

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?