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Fresh Seafood Dining in Rethymno


Fresh Seafood

In Rethymno, dining goes beyond mere sustenance; it becomes an unforgettable experience. Numerous seafood restaurants boast stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing and memorable meal. Whether you choose a quaint seaside taverna or an upscale restaurant nestled in the heart of the town, the enchanting ambiance and genuine Cretan hospitality will elevate your dining experience to new heights.

The secret to an unforgettable seafood dining experience lies in the freshness of the catch. Each morning, local fishermen venture out into the Aegean Sea, returning with the finest selection of fish and seafood. From succulent red snapper and flavorful sea bass to tender octopus and juicy prawns, the variety is truly impressive. Rest assured that Rethymno's restaurants prioritize quality and sustainability, ensuring you savor the best of the Mediterranean's bounty on your plate.


While the focus is on the local catch, Rethymno's culinary scene also thrives on the creativity of its talented chefs. Many eateries artfully blend traditional Cretan recipes with global influences, infusing classic seafood dishes with unique twists. Whether you crave the simplicity of grilled fish drizzled with local olive oil and aromatic herbs or prefer to indulge in a fusion-style seafood paella, there's a rich tapestry of flavors to explore.

Restaurants offer impressive seafood platters, laden with an assortment of freshly caught fish and shellfish.

These sumptuous platters are accompanied by delectable side dishes such as Cretan dakos (a traditional barley rusk salad), fresh salads featuring local vegetables, and a selection of flavorful dips like tzatziki and taramosalata.


To elevate the flavors of the sea, nothing compares to pairing your fresh fish dishes with the perfect local wines. Crete has a renowned wine culture, with unique grape varieties and terroirs contributing to a diverse wine scene.

City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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