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

Wanted: Barmaid for the season of 2018 - call 69731 64683

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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Sat 14th April 2018
CIC Coach Trip to Preveli and Damnoni on April 22nd
On Sunday the 22nd of April, the Cretan International Community will have a whole-day excursion. It goes from Rethymnon by bus to Armeni for a tour of the Minoan Cemetary, then to Preveli for a tour of the Monastery, and from there for lunch to Damnoni with the opportunity for a swim in the Libyan Sea. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Ralph Krüger (CIC president).

Wed 11th April 2018
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

Tue 10th April 2018
Vacancies in 2018 / Thimonies Villas
Creta Online informs that the Thimonies Villas in Roussospiti near Rethymnon still have some vacancies for the season of 2018. 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).

Sat 7th April 2018
Coffee Morning of CIC Rethymnon on May 7th
On Monday the 7th 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.

Fri 6th April 2018
Vacancies in 2018 / 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 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 and a dishwasher.

Mon 2nd April 2018
Talks and Games Evening of CIC Rethymnon on April 10th
On Tuesday the 10th of April, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will have their next Talks and Games Evening. It will start at 5:00 p.m. at the ''Billia's'' Cafe in the Gerakari street no. 150. There are billiards, darts, table football and other games available. You can also bring your own games along. Guests and anyone interested are welcome. Contact is Ralph Krüger (CIC president), phone 28310 75362.

Sun 1st April 2018
Vacancies in 2018 / Villa Marilia
Creta Online informs that the Villa Marilia and its sibling Villa Melini in Sfakaki above the bay of Rethymnon still have some vacancies for the season of 2018. Each of the two two-storey holiday villas has 2 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 and a dishwasher.

Sat 31st March 2018
CIC Archaeology visit at the Historical Museum in Heraklion on April 24th
The Archaeology Circle of the Cretan International Community is going to visit the Historical Museum in Heraklion on Tuesday the 24th of April. The guided tour will take about 2 hours. Afterwards joint lunch at the Indian Restaurant in Heraklion. For registration, please contact Janet Nuttall (CIC Archaeology Circle).

Fri 30th March 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.

Thu 29th March 2018
Joint Easter Meal of CIC Rethymnon on April 8th
On Sunday the 8th of April, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will meet at 14:00 hrs (2:00 pm) for their annual Easter Meal. The venue is the Taverna Lavete Fagete in Achlades. The price of just 15.00 Euro per person includes several starters, the main courses will be Lamb or Chicken open roasted. 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 Wednesday the 4th of April to Stuart Walsh.

Wed 28th March 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.

Tue 27th March 2018
Taverna Kellari looking for Barmaid
Taverna Kellari in Platanias is looking for a Barmaid for the season of 2018. Call (0030) 69731 64683 for info.

Mon 26th March 2018
Vacancies in 2018 / Villa Francesca
Creta Online informs that the Villa Francesca in Agia Triada above the bay of Rethymnon still has some vacancies for the season of 2018. The bungalow holiday villa has 2 bedrooms as well as a bathroom with a bath-tub and a separate shower, and suits for up to 6 persons. There is a private swimming pool, a BBQ, satellite TV, air conditioning, an open fireplace, a dishwasher and Internet access (WiFi).

Sun 25th March 2018
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 Tuesday the 27th of March, Taverna Kellari in Platanias will be open again every day from 5:00 pm on.