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 May on:
Daily from 11:00 am 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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Mon 16th October 2017
CIC Coach Trip to Zaros on October 29th
On Sunday the 29th of October, the Cretan International Community will have a whole-day excursion. It goes from Rethymnon by bus via Spili to Vrontissi Monastery and from there to the lunch stop at Zaros on the south slope of the Ida Mountains. After lunch follows a visit of the Herb Shop in Kouses. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Ralph Krüger (CIC president).

Sat 14th October 2017
Vernissage by Ursula Platen on October 20th
On Friday the 20th of October, CIC member Ursula Platen will at 6:00 pm open the display of her works from recent months in the House of Culture in Rethymnon. The exhibition will be open from Friday the 20th until Sunday the 22nd of October, daily from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm. For more details see the ▶ CIC homepage.

Sun 8th October 2017
Coffee Morning of CIC Rethymnon on November 6th
On Monday the 6th of November, the Rethymnon group of the Cretan International Community will meet at 11:00 am for their monthly Coffee Morning. The venue will be made public in time in the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Anna Capernaros, phone 28310 57305 or 6938 708410.

Sat 7th October 2017
Holiday Villa Rates for 2018 / Themis Villas
Creta Online informs that the Themis Villas in Kyrianna above the bay of Rethymnon now published their rates 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.

Fri 6th October 2017
CIC Excursion to Aptera on November 5th
On Sunday the 5th of November, the Archaeology Circle in the Cretan International Community will have a tour of the excavation site of Aptera near Chania. More information can be found on the CIC website. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Contact is Jan Nuttall (CIC Archaeology Circle).

Thu 5th October 2017
Holiday Villa Rates for 2018 / Villa Michalis
Creta Online informs that Villa Michalis in Asteri near Rethymnon now published its rates 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.

Wed 4th October 2017
Talks and Games Evening of CIC Rethymnon on November 1st
On Wednesday the 1st of November, 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 ''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 treasurer), phone 28310 71278.

Tue 3rd October 2017
Holiday Villa Rates for 2018 / Villa Lambros
Creta Online informs that Villa Lambros in Agios Konstantinos above the bay of Rethymnon now published its rates 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 October 2017
Joint Dinner of CIC Rethymnon on October 8th
On Sunday the 8th of October, 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 Giannikos in Prines. The price of just 12.50 Euro per person includes several starters, the main course will be Kleftiko, Stifado, Souzoukaki or stuffed tomatoes. Simply pay for any extra drinks. Guests and anyone interested are always welcome. Please send your application until Thursday the 5th of October to Ralph Krüger.