Stavros Taverna- Greek cuisine with Cretan style in the old town of Rethymno
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Next to Avli, where we stayed, in a shady alley, with a natural green curtain of leaves in front of the relentless rays of the sun, snuggles Stavros Taverna. They immediately accommodate you and start executing your orders. They bring initially bread and the traditional local dip of finely chopped tomatoes, with olive oil and oregano, and in addition – olives.
…. The shade of greenery is unique. High on the wall is hanged a bicycle as an ornament;
…. The style of the restaurant is traditional – wooden tables, red tablecloths with embroidery;
…. The menu has sets for two with traditional dishes – ideal appetizer for ouzo with ice or tsikoudia with ice.. You don’t know what Tsikoudia is? Read below. 😉
…. Fast service, good advice if you can’t find your way around;
…. The shade brings calmness from the strong sun but also the fans help a lot.
…. Greek music, a slight hubbub from the surrounding narrow streets.
Movie watching time: 1:16 min.
…. Unique aroma of minced meat in moussaka – they add a little cinnamon and its aroma is unforgettable!
…. Moussaka – I really liked it;
…. Local wine by the glass.
The rose wine is from the local red variety Kotsifali, the white is Vidiano. Both are nice, worth it. Local wines are slightly aromatic, fruity, but not heavy. Make sure to specify whether you want dry wine when ordering, because there are semi-dry and sweet.
… Gyros – traditional, very tasty;
…. Finally, they serve you a complimentary yoghurt dessert with crushed biscuits and the traditional Tsikoudia, and Stavros’s one is very pleasant and soft. Strong, but you don’t feel it because of its smoothness. Have a thimble or two, which is the size of the glass, and don’t try to drink the whole bottle, no matter how small it looks.
Tsikoudia, the emphasis is on Ya is the local brandy, it is made from grapes, there is no anise in it as in tsipouro on the North. They also make it with honey and cinnamon, it becomes like liqueur. Its almost identical variety is Raki, as far as I understand the difference is in the degree of alcohol only.
We ate and drank very nice and tasty at Stavros Taverna at 3 o’clock pm, we were very satisfied, especially as a first meal on Crete. I recommend it, especially in such slower, afternoon, lazy hours.
How to get to Taverna Stavros?
Don’t worry about getting to Stavros Taverna in Rethimno. Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:
A: Επιμενίδου 16, Rethymno 741 00, Greece
Opening Hours: 10:00-24:00
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