• Lemonokipos Restaurant
  • Lemonokipos Restaurant
  • Lemonokipos Restaurant
  • Lemonokipos Restaurant
  • Lemonokipos Restaurant
  • Lemonokipos Restaurant


'Lemonokipos' (Greek word for lemon-tree garden) is a modern Greek restaurant, located in the heart of Rethymno City. The restaurant overlooks on the central Mikrasiaton Square of the picturesque old town of Rethymno and sits next to Mosque "Neratzes" and other important monuments.

Located here since 2000, it is set in a beautiful garden. With an elegant but friendly atmosphere ‘Lemonokipos’ is the ideal destination for each occasion.

The restaurant offers a menu that combines rustic Cretan and Greek flavors with more refined and sophisticated plates that pay tribute to the region’s great culinary traditions using only the best indigenous ingredients. 

The menu is complemented by a carefully curated wine list with a selection of premium and organic Greek and Cretan wines, local beers and spirits.

Dine al fresco in the gorgeous garden brimming with fragrant lemon trees or share small plates as the locals do in the cozy interior sitting area overlooking the bustling Antistaseos Street.


We have carefully curated this wine list, which consist of almost 150 different wine labels and 20 by-the -glass options - covering a wide range of eclectic Greek wine varieties from all over the country with special emphasis on the Cretan vineyard.

We tasted wines from Macedonia to Santorini and Crete, and we hereby invite you to taste some of our finds. An exciting exploration of the Greek vineyard - a comprehensive contact with the original indigenous varieties - our list is set to introduce you to the Greek winery and terroir.

Well - known along with rare grape varieties, prominent wineries along with developing, low intervention, organic or biodynamic winemakers that are dedicated to preserve indigenous grape varietals, older and special vintages - offering a deeper understanding and integrated presentation of the Greek terroir.

The list spans across different regions and varietals ensuring that you find the perfect wine to pair with your meal. Our service team is trained to provide expert recommendations and guidance to assist you navigate the list and discover new and exciting wines. Our wine selection, in combination with our food proposals, are intended to guide you to a complete Greek culinary experience.

Wine List



To make a reservation please fill in the form or email us at
[email protected].

Should you be unable to make a reservation or are in the area without a reservation,

please call or visit the restaurant directly where we will always do our best to accommodate you.

We will happily hold your table for 20 minutes after the reservation time.
Please do inform us if you think your arrival might be delayed.

The Garden at Lemonokipos is also available for exclusive hire for events.
To arrange a group seating or plan a private event, please contact our team to discuss further.
[email protected].
+30 28310 57087


We will happily accommodate all food allergies and dietary restrictions.
Please leave a note with your reservation detailing any specific
requirements or email the restaurant after booking.


A peaceful oasis in the heart of Rethymno City, Lemonokipos offers two dining spaces, ideal for small events birthday dinners, or wedding parties. The two spaces can be reserved for a larger event, with space for a reception and seated lunch or dinner. For more information about hosting an event with us, please contact us at: [email protected] or using the form.



Join the lemonokipos team

Working at Lemonokipos:

We are a dynamic team that aims to provide our guests with an impeccable hospitality and create an unforgettable dining experience, but first and foremost, our goal is to work well together as a team.

We continually try to create the best harmony of work-life balance and a creative restaurant environment. It is our collective commitment to provide and care for the best possible and healthy work environment for our entire team.

We are constantly looking for talented professionals with a passion for gastronomy and hospitality to join our front of house and kitchen teams.

If you are interested in joining lemonokipos, please apply to your desired department below via email at

[email protected]


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T +30 28310 57087

Lemonokipos Restaurant is open seven days a week.
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 10:00 until 01:00

General Inquiries : [email protected]
Reservations : T +30 28310 57087
or follow up at : [email protected]

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