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.

The Kellari re-opens after renovation on Tuesday 27th March, 2018

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

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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Fri 6th July 2018
Vacancies in 2018 / Themis Villas
Creta Online informs that the Themis Villas in Kyrianna above the bay of Rethymnon still have some vacancies 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.

Thu 5th July 2018
Coffee Morning of CIC Rethymnon on August 6th
On Monday the 6th of August, 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.

Wed 4th July 2018
Vacancies in 2018 / Villa Michalis
Creta Online informs that the Villa Michalis in Asteri near Rethymnon still has some vacancies 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.

Tue 3rd July 2018
Joint Dinner of CIC Rethymnon on July 22nd
On Sunday the 22nd of July, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will meet at 19:00 hrs (7:00 pm) for their monthly joint dinner. The venue is this time the Taverna Korfi above Rethymnon City. The price of just 12.50 Euro per person includes several starters and a mixed grill plate. 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 19th of July to Ralph Krüger.