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

So it is recommended to call for reservation.

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

Aris, Rob, and Venizelos the cook make the team complete. Venizelos comes from Sellia, above Plakias on the south coast of Crete, and extended the rich menu by a number of Cretan delicasies.
 
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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.

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 specialties, prepared and seasoned in a European manner.
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photo The Kellari is open during the season from 10 a.m. until around midnight so one 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.

Last but not least a view of the bar which is well assorted and where one can relax at any time of the day. During the tourism season of 2008 it is operated Rob, or on Sundays and public holidays by Melpo.
 
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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.

Text and photos by Ingo H. Dietrich

 
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Stavros Karamanis
Mahis Kritis 153
GR-74100 Rethymnon - Platania
Phone 0030 - 28310 - 51882
Fax 0030 - 28310 - 51882
E-mail to Taverna Kellari

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