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Platia Restaurant

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, Myrthios, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 36
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  • 13
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
This is the original cretan taverna!!

Normally, i wouldn't write 2nd review for a place i 've done it once, but i will break the rule! This taverna is one of my best places in Crete. Firstly, the food is just perdect.. whatever we have tested is very delicious. the wine too.. The view is one of the best views , day and night... The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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Heraclion
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Normally, i wouldn't write 2nd review for a place i 've done it once, but i will break the rule! This taverna is one of my best places in Crete. Firstly, the food is just perdect.. whatever we have tested is very delicious. the wine too.. The view is one of the best views , day and night... The personnel... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We simply acknowledge all the good things that have been written here about Platia. That is: friendly reception by owner and staff, delicious food (consider meze for two as a starter!) and, of course, a splendid view from its terrace over the bay area. And all that for a very acceptable price. Well worth the short drive from Plakias and... More 

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Scotland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We keep coming back to Platia and although it's for the excellent food, it's also because Fredericos, Sifis and Elefteris ('scuse spellings!) are such friendly welcoming guys who make every diner feel special. They've added fresh fish to the menu and it's delicious, cooked to perfection. The specials menu goes fast so you need to be early to catch the... More 

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wickloe, ireland
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Located in Mirthios above Plakias this restaurant offers a magnificent view, wonderful Staff, great food and a lovely décor. Our initial visit was just for an afternoon drink while exploring Mirthios, and we regretfully left behind a camera, which we discovered some time later, we returned later more in hope that expectations to be greeted as we entered with our... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is the best in the area, worth the 5 minute trip from Plakias to Mirthios. The view over the bay enhances a romantic evening meal. The service is as good as the food, quietly satisfying.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

High above Plakias beach, in the town of Myrthios, this restaurant has great views but very average food. The fish offerings are noted as being mostly frozen.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We (my husband, my daughter an I) visited Plateia tavern for the first time four years ago. We adored the stunning view of Plakias bay, the fresh home-made bread, the big tonosalata and brizolas, the tzatziki....And of course, the Retzina from Chania and the strong local "rose" wine of which we drank liters... For the first time in Greece before... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

One of the best meals of this year's Greece trip. We actually went back th efollowing evening for dinner again because the food was excellent, as was the service and the price. Great combinaiton.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Eating in Myrthios is a must if you are staying in the area, and the tavernas are excellent. The meals we had at Platia were some of the very best of our stay in Crete and the staff were very obliging and friendly. Highly recommended!

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Cambridge, UK
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We walked up from Plakias to spend the evening here, and will definitely do so again. We ate lovely local food sitting on the edge of the world. Recommend the cheese pies, but everything was good. The biggest surprise came with the bill, because it was about 20% less than down in Plakias. (Note, as is normal around here, if... More 

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  • Address: , Myrthios, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Myrthios

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