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.

Opening schedule from the 1st of November on:
Wednesday to Sunday 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.

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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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Thu 19th January 2017
Games Evening of CIC Rethymnon on February 1st
On Wednesday the 1st of February, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will have their monthly Games Evening. It will start at 5:00 p.m. at the taverna ''Klimataria'' in the suburb of 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 president), phone 28310 71278.

Wed 18th January 2017
CIC Coach Trip to Apokoronas on January 29th
On Sunday the 29th of January, the Cretan International Community will have a whole-day coach excursion. It goes from Rethymnon to the Monastery of St. George in Karydi and to the Folklore Museum at Gavalohori. Lunch will be at Almyrida. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Ralph Krüger (CIC treasurer).

Sat 7th January 2017
Joint Lunch of CIC Rethymnon on January 15th
On Sunday the 15th of January, 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 the Taverna Cretan Flavour Place which is located between the Minos Hotel and Xalkiadakis' Supermarket, by the small post office opposite to the locust traffic triangle round the corner down to the sea. The price of just 12.50 Euro per person includes several starters, the main course will be Mixed Grill or Chicken in Mushroom Sauce (spicy or mild), or Chicken Souvlaki or Pork Souvlaki. Simply pay for any extra drinks. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Please send your application until Thursday the 12th of January to Ralph Krüger.

Sun 1st January 2017
Greek Lessons for Residents at Rethymnon
Giannis Andriopoulos is the headmaster of the primary school of Viran Episkopi near Rethymnon. During this winter half year he offers Greek lessons for foreigners. From the 10th of January on, the lessons take place every Tuesday and Friday, starting at 5:00 pm (17:00 hrs) in the primary school of Viran Episkopi. For more information please view the website of the Cretan International Community.

Fri 30th December 2016
Greek Dances for Residents at Rethymnon
Nikos Kafatos is the owner of the Limas Apartments in Pigianos Campos, and he is also an educated dancer. During the summer he uses to appear at regular intervals with his group for Greek Nights in several hotels in the area of Rethymnon. During this winter half year he again offers lessons in Greek and Cretan dances for foreigners. From the 9th of January on, the lessons take place every Monday, starting at 7:00 pm (19:00 hrs) in the foyer of the Limas Apartments in Pigianos Campos. For more information please view the website of the Cretan International Community.