Taverna

Kellari

Platanias - Rethymnon - Crete

The Kellari (in English: The cellar - but that is not true as it does not have one at all) is one of the numerous small restaurants which string together in the eastern suburbs of Rethymnon on the island of Crete.

It also is not very eyecatching. The best way to find it is to ask for the "Pavlakis" supermarket in Platanias as the restaurant is just next door.

From the 7th of January on, the Kellari
will be closed for the annual renovation works.

The re-opening date will be published here in time.

X-mas Eve on 24 December starting 8 pm

Buffet with starters, salads and various meat dishes
at 10.00 Euros per person, beverage is extra.

New year's eve party on 31 December starting 8 pm

Large buffet with starters, salads and various meat dishes
at 11.00 Euros per person, beverage is extra.

... please sign up in time !

Regular customers from several countries

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The difference to all the other restaurants is that at the Kellari you will frequently need to wait for a free table.

So it is recommended to call for reservation.

Kellari team

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In that case you should come on time as on delay it might happen that someone else got the table. In a small restaurant like this there is unfortunately no other way of handling.

More regular customers from more countries

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Stavros Karamanis, the host, speaks English, German, French, and some Swedish, Dutch and Russian. And Greek, of course. He comes from Cyprus and gained gastronomic experience from many countries before settling to Rethymnon-Platanias.

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Joint Lunch of the Cretan International Community on 20th March 2016

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On good weather conditions which is from May to October, additional tables are placed in the foregarden and on the terrace behind the house. This is a necessary measure as otherwise one would never have a chance to find a free chair.

New Year's Eve party 2013

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It is not only the collection of dishes and the fresh ingredients but also the atmosphere and the friendly service. Moreover, some years ago Stavros introduced a "today's dish" which are daily changing Greek specialities, prepared and seasoned in a European manner.

New Year's Eve party 2012

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The Kellari is open during the season from 11 a.m. until around midnight so you can have both breakfast and lunch here as well. During daytime, it is not quite as crowded as in the evening, though some of the "today's dishes" are offered in the evening only.

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New Year's Eve party 2011

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Well, now you know the restaurant. Just pass by next time when you happen to travel the area: Stavros and his team are looking forward to your visit.

Internet users

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Stavros Karamanis
Mahis Kritis 153
GR-74100 Rethymnon - Platanias
Phone 0030 - 28310 - 51882
Fax 0030 - 28310 - 51882
Email to Taverna Kellari

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Text & photos by Ingo H. Dietrich

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Sat 13th January 2018
Coffee Morning of CIC Rethymnon on February 5th
On Monday the 5th of February, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will meet at 11:00 am for their monthly Coffee Morning. During the winter months it is being held at the taverna 'Ena kai Ena' (1 & 1) in Misiria. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Anna Capernaros, phone 28310 57305 or 6938 708410.

Fri 12th January 2018
Holiday Villa Rates for 2018 / Gerolakos Villas
Creta Online informs that the Gerolakos Villas in Stavromenos above the bay of Rethymnon just published their rates for the season of 2018. Each of the three one- or two-storey holiday villas has one or two bedrooms and suits for up to 6 persons. Each of them has a private swimming pool, a BBQ, air conditioning, an open fireplace and Internet access (WiFi).

Thu 11th January 2018
CIC Coach Trip to the Cret@quarium on January 28th
On Sunday the 28th of January, the Cretan International Community will have a whole-day excursion. It goes from Rethymnon by bus to the Cret@quarium in Gournes and from there to lunch at Scalani in taverna Kritiki Gi. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Ingo H. Dietrich (CIC vice president).

Wed 10th January 2018
Holiday Villa Rates for 2018 / Villa Francesca
Creta Online informs that Villa Francesca in Agia Triada above the bay of Rethymnon now published its rates for the season of 2018. The bungalow holiday villa has 2 bedrooms as well as a bathroom with a bath-tub and a separate shower, and suits for up to 6 persons. There is a private swimming pool, a BBQ, satellite TV, air conditioning, an open fireplace, a dishwasher and Internet access (WiFi).

Tue 9th January 2018
Joint Lunch of CIC Rethymnon on January 21st
On Sunday the 21st of January, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will meet at 13:00 hrs (1:00 pm) for their monthly joint lunch. The venue is this time the Taverna Othonas in the Old Town. The price of just 12.50 Euro per person includes several starters, the main courses will be Stamna, Kleftiko or Pork in Ouzo/Garlic Sauce. Simply pay for any extra drinks. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Please send your application until Thursday the 18th of January to Ralph Krüger.

Mon 8th January 2018
Holiday Villa Rates for 2018 / Themis Villas
Creta Online informs that the Themis Villas in Kyrianna above the bay of Rethymnon now published their rates for the season of 2018. Each of the two two-storey holiday villas has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and suits for up to 6 persons. Each of them has a private swimming pool, a BBQ, satellite TV, air conditioning, an open fireplace, a dishwasher and and a whirlpool.

Sun 7th January 2018
Talks and Games Evening of CIC Rethymnon on January 16th
On Tuesday the 16th of January, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will have their next Talks and Games Evening. It will start at 5:30 p.m. at the ''Billia's'' Cafe in the Gerakari street no. 150. There are billiards, darts, table football and other games available. You can also bring your own games along. Guests and anyone interested are welcome. Contact is Ralph Krüger (CIC president), phone 28310 75362.

Sat 6th January 2018
Holiday Villa Rates for 2018 / Villa Michalis
Creta Online informs that Villa Michalis in Asteri near Rethymnon now published its rates for the season of 2018. The two-storey holiday villa has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and suits for up to 8 persons. There is a private swimming pool, a BBQ, satellite TV, air conditioning, an open fireplace, a dishwasher, Internet access (WiFi) and a whirlpool.

Fri 5th January 2018
Taverna Kellari closes for renovation works
From Sunday the 7th of January on, Taverna Kellari in Platanias will be closed for the annual renovation works. The re-opening date will be published here in time.

Thu 4th January 2018
Holiday Villa Rates for 2018 / Villa Lambros
Creta Online informs that Villa Lambros in Agios Konstantinos above the bay of Rethymnon now published its rates for the season of 2018. The two-storey holiday villa has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and suits for up to 8 persons. There is a private swimming pool, a BBQ, satellite TV, air conditioning, an open fireplace and a dishwasher.