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 22nd August 2016
Coffee Morning of CIC Rethymnon on September 5th
On Monday the 5th of September, 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.

Tue 16th August 2016
CIC Wine Tasting on August 5th
The photos from the visit of the Cretan International Community in the winery of the Klados Family in Panormo are ready. They are being published in the CIC photo album.

Mon 15th August 2016
Holiday Apartment Rates for 2017 / Oleander Apartments
Creta Online informs that the Oleander Apartments at Platanias in the bay of Rethymnon just published their rates for the season of 2017. The facility includes 6 studios for up to 2 persons and 5 holiday apartments with one or two separate bedrooms for up to 4 persons. All dwelling-units have air conditioning, safe deposit boxes, TV sets and Internet access (WiFi).

Sat 13th August 2016
Drive carefully after the rain!
The heavy local rains loosened and flushed out stones of all sizes in many places. Wherever roads run close to slopes, it is therefore advisable to drive carefully. For several days, loose stones can still roll on the streets and remain there for some time. The rain also mixes with the dust from recent weeks and makes the roads slippery. Please drive slowly!

Mon 8th August 2016
Holiday Apartment Rates for 2017 / Amalia Studios
Creta Online informs that the Amalia Studios at Souda in the bay of Plakias just published their rates for the season of 2017. The facility includes 6 studios for up to 3 persons and a holiday apartment with two separate bedrooms for up to 5 persons. All dwelling-units have air conditioning, satellite color TV sets and Internet access (WiFi).

Sun 7th August 2016
CIC Coach Trip to Falassarna on August 21st
On Sunday the 21st of August, the Cretan International Community will have a whole-day coach excursion. It goes from Rethymnon via the Monastery of Gonia to the beach of Falassarna, and to the Old Town of Kastelli Kissamos. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Ralph Krüger (CIC treasurer).

Sat 6th August 2016
Holiday Villa Rates for 2017 / Gerolakos Villas
Creta Online informs that the Gerolakos Villas in Stavromenos above the bay of Rethymnon just published their rates for the season of 2017. 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).

Fri 5th August 2016
Joint Dinner of CIC Rethymnon on August 14th
On Sunday the 14th of August, 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 Levantes in Adelianos Campos by the branch to the village of Adele. The price of just 12.50 Euro per person includes several starters, the main course will be Schnitzel Mexicana or Mixed Souflaki. Simply pay for any extra drinks. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Please send your application until Thursday the 11th of August to Ingo H. Dietrich.

Thu 4th August 2016
Vacancies in 2016 / Villa Michalis
Creta Online informs that the Villa Michalis in Asteri near Rethymnon still has some vacancies for the season of 2016. 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.

Sat 30th July 2016
CIC Wine Tasting and Joint Lunch on August 5th
On Friday the 5th of August, the Cretan International Community will meet in Panormo for a tour of the Klados Winery, followed by a wine tasting. Afterwards joint lunch in the taverna of the Tsintari family in Achlades. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Stuart Walsh (CIC secretary).

Fri 29th July 2016
Vacancies in 2016 / Themis Villas
Creta Online informs that the Themis Villas in Kyrianna above the bay of Rethymnon still have some vacancies for the season of 2016. 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.