Best Cafes and Bars

  • The Best Cafes and Bars

    You are more likely to find a wide selection of Cafes and Bars outside Prines village, specifically in Rethymnon, just 8 Km away. So here are the best 10 bars and cafes in the area. It may be a good idea to ask for a table and book by phone before going there, especially during the high season. Just call them and ask if it is necessary to make a reservation for the preferred day and time.

Cul De Sac

Situated by the Rimondi Fountain at the center of Rethymnon, this cafe is ideal to sit and watch the many tourists go by! Highly recommend the breakfast menu, very good food and generous portions. Address: Titou Petychaki Square 5, 7, 9, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Telephone: +30 694 634 1161


Situated next to the Rmondi fountain, this historic cafe offers a great selection fo drinks and snacks to get you refreshed before you continue along your way. An iced frappe or espresso are great options here. Reasonable prices considering the location. Perhaps not a lunch meal destination but definitely great for a drink or two. Address: 2 Moschoviti, Rimondi Fountain, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Telephone: +30 694 646 8103


Very nice location, central but not very busy so you can relax and have a nice coffee break. Snacks are simple but tasty and the prices (if you choose the combo deals) are very reasonable. Nice alternative choice for a coffee if you want to avoid the typical coffee places at Rethymnon. Address: Dimitrakaki 3, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Telephone: +30 2831 051600


Greta place with great atmosphere, a must visit. Can become very busy during the day, as everyone wants to be in the place because of the great food and atmosphere it offers. Address: Dimitrakaki 2, Square 4 Martires Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece Telephone: +30 2831 026004


The coffee here is delicious. It’s a beautiful place to sit and relax in the afternoon. Perfect view of the harbor. Have lunch at one of the many restaurants located alongside the board walk. Address: Nearchou 47, Venetian Harbour, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece Telephone: +30 2831 052478


Great bar, great sea view, beautiful drinks and most importantly for me, amazing shisha. The service is fast, and the staff are efficient and very friendly. Themed nights on different days makes for a great variety also, highly recommend it. Address: Rethymno Town Beach Venizelou Sofokli 73 Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Telephone: +30 2831 055615


Fantastic little bar. The lady working there is fantastic, service exceptional no wonder it’s always busy! Always service with a smile, lunches here are really nice and good value! You will not be disappointed!! Enjoy. Address: Venizelou Sofokli 68, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece Telephone: +30 694 646 5941

Ali Vafi

Amazing garden with great food and cocktails. Friendly staff and amazing atmosphere. Also offers lunch in a small oasis in the old town. Highly recommended. Address: Tzane Mpouniali 65 Rethymnon Crete 741 00, Greece Telephone: +30 697 207 3316

Haris Creperie

You absolutely must taste these crepes. They are extraordinary! The ones with chocolate, biscuits, strawberry and bananas are exquisite! This creperie is highly recommended! The inside hall is very friendly, the plates are big enough to enjoy not only a good breakfast but also a quick lunch. Address: Mesologiou 8, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Telephone: +30 2831 022900