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 Friday 31st March, 2017

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 6.00 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 8.00 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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Wed 19th April 2017
Talks and Games Evening of CIC Rethymnon on May 3rd
On Wednesday the 3rd of May, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will have their monthly Talks and Games Evening. It will start at 5:00 p.m. at the taverna of Camping Elizabeth in Misiria. There are card games, rummikub, chess, backgammon, yahtzee, scrabble etc. available. At about 7:00 p.m. dinner a la carte will be ready there. Guests and anyone interested are welcome. Contact is Peter Winterink (CIC treasurer), phone 28310 71278.

Mon 17th April 2017
Coffee Morning of CIC Rethymnon on May 1st
On Monday the 1st of May, 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.

Mon 10th April 2017
Easter Party of CIC Rethymnon on April 16th
On Sunday the 16th of April, members of the Cretan International Community will meet at 1:00 pm (13:00 hrs) for an Easter Party. The venue is the Taverna Lavete Fagete in Ahlades near Perama. The price of just 15.00 Euros per person includes varied starters and the traditional Easter Lamb from the spit. Simply pay for any extra drinks. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Please send your application until Wednesday the 12th of April to Stuart Walsh.

Sat 8th April 2017
CIC Archaeology trip to Kommos on April 28th
On Friday the 28th of April, the annual Clean Up the Site Day will be held in the excavation site of Kommos near Matala. Members of the Archaeology Circle in the Cretan International Community are preparing to join the event and to have a joint lunch afterwards. For details please see the CIC website at www.thecic.eu.

Thu 6th April 2017
Mr. Gyros is open again
Good news for BBQ lovers in the area of Rethymnon: Nikos is back from his winter holidays. Mr. Gyros' grill restaurant in Adelianos Campos is again open daily from 12:00 noon until midnight. Delivery Service Menu

Sat 1st April 2017
Vacancies in 2017 / Villa Michalis
Creta Online informs that the Villa Michalis in Asteri near Rethymnon still has some vacancies for the season of 2017. 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 31st March 2017
Taverna Kellari re-opens
Good news for all hungry and thirsty people in the area of Rethymnon: Stavros completed the annual renovation works. Starting from Friday the 31st of March, Taverna Kellari in Platanias will be open again every day from 5:00 pm on.

Thu 30th March 2017
Vacancies in 2017 / Villa Lambros
Creta Online informs that the Villa Lambros in Agios Konstantinos above the bay of Rethymnon still has some vacancies for the season of 2017. 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.

Wed 29th March 2017
Joint Lunch of CIC Rethymnon on April 9th
On Sunday the 9th of April, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will meet at 14:00 hrs (2:00 pm) for their monthly joint lunch. The venue is this time Stelios' Taverna in Stavromenos. The price of just 12.50 Euro per person includes several starters, the main course will be Chicken Giouvetsi or Roast Pork from the oven. Simply pay for any extra drinks. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Please send your application until Thursday the 6th of April to Ralph Krüger.

Tue 28th March 2017
Vacancies in 2017 / Thimonies Villas
Creta Online informs that the Thimonies Villas in Roussospiti near Rethymnon still have some vacancies for the season of 2017. Each of the three two-storey holiday villas has 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and suits for up to 7 persons. Each of them has a private swimming pool, a BBQ, satellite TV, air conditioning, an open fireplace, a dishwasher and Internet access (WiFi).