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Taverna Medusa

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food, wine and coctails

Best food and drinks in plakias with new modern and traditional couisine and plenty types of wines and coctails! Good job, thumbs up!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Truro, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm afraid I have to echo the review of Businessman Dorset a few reviews down. I was so looking forward to returning here again as we usually go about 4 times in a fortnight. This time we only went once as the food/menu didn't really suit us. A shame because the restaurant has been beautifully refurbished and run by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Best food and drinks in plakias with new modern and traditional couisine and plenty types of wines and coctails! Good job, thumbs up!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very good and tasty food and wine. Not the normal cretan tourist stuff, many interesting and unusual delicious dishes with a lot of local and sustainable products used in the kitchen. Generous starters with olives and carob-bread, Very good meat (we tried pork and lamb cutlet). Perfect service, beautiful interieur (It looks like in an expensive restaurant, but the dishes... More 

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Dorset
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have been visiting Medusa for years and have seen it gradually develop and change. This time when we arrived we discovered that it has had a complete makeover inside and out and it has changed beyond recognition. It really is stunning and the young owner has made an incredible job of transforming the look of the place with quality... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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23 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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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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