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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
almost fine dining

Food was very good on our first visit but was slightly let down by the very slow although friendly service. However as we enjoyed the food we went back again. This time the service was good. The food isn't quite fine dining but definitely a notch up from the norm and therefore slightly more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
welshtoad
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Food was very good on our first visit but was slightly let down by the very slow although friendly service. However as we enjoyed the food we went back again. This time the service was good. The food isn't quite fine dining but definitely a notch up from the norm and therefore slightly more expensive. Interior is pretty swish which... More 

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Nottingham
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the better restaurants in Plakias, modern dishes and traditional dishes so a varied choice for most tastes. Comfortable surroundings and just off the main road so nice and quiet. Would definitely return if in the area again.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This restaurant distingiushes itself due to the top quality. The food, the interior and the competence/ service level of the personell is outstanding. We would certainly recommend this restaurant to all visitors to Plakias.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 via mobile

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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Thank Στυλιανος Ρ
Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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 via mobile

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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Thank Alex J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank KenConcierge
Truro, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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: Mediterranean, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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