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Taverna Medusa

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Behind Seafront, Eastern End, Plakias, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
An originally titled review of Taverna Medusa

Ambience 5* - beautiful decor Service 4.5* - very timely & polite Food 4* - tasty, wholesome but not breathtaking, (5* for presentation) Prices v reasonable. Overall - definitely worth a visit if staying in Plakias. Won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Alex J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ambience 5* - beautiful decor Service 4.5* - very timely & polite Food 4* - tasty, wholesome but not breathtaking, (5* for presentation) Prices v reasonable. Overall - definitely worth a visit if staying in Plakias. Won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Medusa has a wonderful interior design. The chef is doing an excellent job. The restaurant is a little more expensive than the usual tavernas but it is worth as the cuisine is really a step up from the others. I would suggest the stuffed calamar. Wow!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ate here many times on this holiday as we did when we visited in Sept 2013 and May earlier this year. Food is well cooked and lovely interesting deserts given free of charge along with a very nice raki. ( Yes the more you drink the better it gets!!) The staff are so welcoming and friendly. Excellent price for what... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Located just outside the ‘centre’ of Plakias, 50 meters further then the Post office, Medusa is a real gem. Beautiful decorated, linen table cloths, soft Greek music and absolutely delicious Greek dishes (but not more expensive than elsewhere) this is a ‘must to go’ restaurant. After five or six holidays in Plakias this is by far the best of all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Where to start, over the years I have been so many times to this jewel of a restaurant. I always make sure I visit this place whenever I'm in Plakias. Friendly staff, and a wonderful atmosphere, with a world class quality food. If you are ever in Plakias then this place is simply a must !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Didn't think we would go into this restaurant because we normally like the traditional rather than the up market but we went in because of the reports of good food. The restaurant itself, the decor, etc is beautiful, the crockery and glassware very unusual, with table candles in glass containers which gives a nice glow to the restaurant. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Been visiting Plakias for 27 years and have normally eaten at Lysseos, but we thought we would give the Medusa a chance as it was my wife's birthday. Extremely happy. Nicos the owner was very attentive and charming. Being in the trade we asked Nicos about the Tuna and the swordfish, knowing it can be overcooked and dry. Nicos rose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a stay for 12 days in Plakias. In the beginning we went every day into an other restaurant (on te beach). Then we discover Taverne Medusa. Fantastic! It's not on the beach but so tastfull !!! Prices and wine are good. Peaple are friendly. Really a restaurant to advise to peaple who like tastfull and fine, fresh food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Two years since we have been here and the place has been completely refurbished. Still good honest Greek food. It is quiet and away from the tourist traffic and well worth seeking out down one of the back streets. Would we go back? You betcha -and I hope we will.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A lovely setting but maybe they're trying too hard to set themselves apart from other tavernas in Plakias. Food alternated between tasteless pasta and oversalted vegetables. Maybe we caught them on a bad night but it didnt appear that they cared. Far better food to be had in more traditional tavernas in the town or in Mirthios. We wont be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Behind Seafront, Eastern End, Plakias, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek

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