travelgreecetraveleurope.com — “During my first trip in 2016, I learned a lot about Cretan culture and food is very much a part of it. Recently, I had the chance to explore the beautiful Venetian port city of Rethymnon even more and, yes, I ate very well”, writes Marissa Tejada in her latest blog entry about travelling in Greece.
So here are some of the culinary treasures she discovered in Rethymnon:
The venue is set in a Venetian mansion dating back to the 16thcentury.
In the Koumpes region of Rethymnon, the western part of the city where you are greeted by a fantastic view of the Fortezza Castle, the sea and the city from a rocky little coastline.
For a traditional authentic Greek taverna experience head to Othonas. Othonas’ family offers authentic Cretan tavern dishes in a very cozy environment. He’s been serving dishes he loves for 30 years.
1600 Raki Ba Raki
1600 Raki Ba Raki has a colorful, lively environment that will put you in a good mood if you aren’t already. It has a little deli section and resembles a vintage grocery store.
Veneto Restaurant has been building a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Rethymnon since it opened in a beautiful historic property in 1997.
Spiti Tou Poliou
This restaurant taverna is worth a 15-minute drive outside of Rethymnon for a bit of local history and fantastic food. Spiti Tou Poliou is located in sleepy and peaceful Asteri village.
Part of the venue is a fantastic folklore museum established by local families.
Kapsaliana Village Restaurant
I visited this lovely little village hotel and restaurant just for a bit to speak with the owner, Myron Toupoyannis, who has a passion for the land and Crete’s outright beauty.
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Some of the restaurants reviewed are closed for the winter season.