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 opposite.

The Kellari re-opens after renovation on Saturday the 19th of March, 2016

Opening schedule until the tourism season starts:
Daily from 5:00 pm until after midnight

Opening schedule from the 1st of May on:
Daily from 11:00 am until after midnight

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.

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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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Mon 23rd May 2016
Coffee Morning of CIC Rethymnon on June 6th
On Monday the 6th of June, 2016 the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will meet at 11:00 am for their monthly Coffee Morning. During the summer months it is being held at the taverna of Camping Elizabeth in Misiria. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Anna Capernaros, phone 28310 57305 or 6938 708410.

Sat 7th May 2016
Mariannas Workshop: New Dates
Marianna Founti-Vassi, the herbalist from the village of Maroulas near Rethymnon, will this year again organize the weekly Botanological Walks. They are offered each Wednesday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Timeline registration by email to Marianna's Workshop is requested.

Thu 5th May 2016
Joint Dinner of CIC Rethymnon on May 22nd
On Sunday the 22nd of May, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will meet at 19:00 hrs (7:00 pm) for their monthly joint lunch. The venue is this time the Taverna Bambakas in Roussospiti. The price of just 13.00 Euros per person includes several starters, the main course will be Beef Stifado, Mixed Grill or Viennese Schnitzel. Simply pay for any extra drinks. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Please send your application until Thursday the 19th of May to Ralph Krüger.

Tue 3rd May 2016
Charity Coffee Morning in Misiria on May 15th
On Sunday the 15th of May, Evelyn Wright and Christopher Frangiadakis will hold their annual Coffee and Cake Party in favour of the Red Cross of Rethymnon at the Taverna of ''Camping Elizabeth'' in Misiria. The participation fee of 10.00 Euros will be donated in full to the Red Cross. Coffee, tea and cakes are donated by Evelyn and Christopher, more cake donations are welcome. The party will start at 10:30 am and last until about 1:00 pm.

Sun 24th April 2016
Photos of the visit at the Fortezza of Rethymnon
The Archaeology Circle of the Cretan International Community has put the photos of the visit at the Fortezza and the Old Town of Rethymnon online.