A place created with love and attention...

Welcome to Arbona Restaurant

A place created with love and attention, on the edge of the old town of Rethymnon in Crete, on the coast side, serving specialties from the Mediterranean Sea and country side… At the exit of the old town to the sea, between the castle of Fortetsa and the Venetian port, on the sidewalk that connects the castle with the old port.
Fresh gastronomic approach focusing on Greek cuisine and raw materials from our place, enriched with ARBONA. The breeze that comes from the sea, giving coolness on the hot summer nights. Chef Minas Spirou creates dishes inspired by every season and always with respect to the richness of the mainland and the sea.
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Meet the team

Young professionals with desire and vision compose our youth team and look forward to become friends with you and enjoy our hospitality!

Wines & More

The richness of Greek oenology at a glance. “Wanted” spirits and spirits.

The Perfect Location

In the neighborhood of the Venetian port, on the “pasarella”, we have created a modern space. Our square, overlooking the endless blue of the Cretan Sea offers a breath of fresh air on hot summer days, but also the warm and welcoming inside area offers a special note to your gastronomic quests.

Table Reservation

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What our customers say

Ria Spijkers

Zeer verrassend geluncht. Wat een verademing na alle redelijk traditionele keukens. De smaken waren fantastisch en de bediening heel enthousiast en zorgzaam. Morgen vieren ze hun 1jarig bestaan! Op nog vele jaren voor jullie!

Krista Stellavato

Great atmosphere, lovely food and above all amazing service thanks to Panos and his team! A real gem that made for a memorable dinner on our trip to Crete!

Martin Rémy

Super restaurant!

Nous avons passé un moment formidable en découvrant des saveurs Grecques avec une note de modernité. Les plats et desserts sont délicieux et surprenants, les cocktails classiques ou faits maisons sont top top top et le service est vraiment chaleureux et sympathique.

Rajoutez le lieu qui est admirablement pensé et situé en bord de mer et vous obtenez une soirée des plus agréables! Vraiment, rien a dire, c’est à découvrir!

Annete Schuster

Wunderschönes Ambiente!

Kreative griechische Küche mit viel liebe zum Detail.

Man merkt in jedem Detail die Leidenschaft zur Gastronomie. Alle!!! Mitarbeiter sind einfach nur motiviert und extrem freundlich und kompetent.

Wir kommen gerne wieder

Edi K.

Wahnsinnig gutes Essen! Gehobene Küche für mega fairen Preis! Wir sind begeistert.. Service // Essen // Bedienung // Location // Ambiente… Die Gerichte waren alle auf den Punkt! In Rethymno einer der Besten Adressen!

Marco Antonio

Overall very satisfied! We found this place just randomly walking around, location and style looked good so we sat for dinner. We had sea bass ceviche, grilled liver, carrot hummus and lamb as main. Everything was delicious! The lamb in particular was so tasty and nicely cooked. 2 glasses of wine and home made bread accompanied everything. To top it off we had chocolate cake and ice cream as dessert, also very tasty. Price was just fine and staff very very kind and accommodating. What a lovely find this was!

Alina Dima

Absolute gem, we had a delicious dinner here, and everything we tried was really tasty (from the home made bread, to the carrot hummus, ceviche, grilled liver, lamb, chocolate dessert). Very friendly and fast service, lovely atmosphere, we only regret having discovered this place on our last days in Crete. Highly recommended!!

Baron Francois

En road tour en Crete, nous avons notre deuxième jour à Rethymno. C’est très touristique avec ÉNORMÉMENT de restaurants, à un tel point qu’on ne sait plus où donner de la tête.

On a bêtement choisi le restaurant devant notre hôtel (d’ailleurs si vous êtes dans la même situation allez réserver avant vous aurez 10% de remise) : C’était vraiment excellent, il n’y a pas d’autres mots.

Katja Haffenrichter

Excellent service, food quality and menu. Creative mediterranean cooking in a relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely come back!

desp mano

Cozy place near the sea with high quality food and a very polite service. Congratulations to the team Looking forward to my next trip to Crete and taste your delicious seasonal menu!