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Main Street, Plakias, Crete, Greece
28410-41073
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: It is situated on the main street in Plakias, near to the old harbour and...
It is situated on the main street in Plakias, near to the old harbour and next to Mouses Taverna. Gorgona means "Mermaid" in Greek. There is a photograph of the Gorgona Taverna at http://www.dunbankin.com/plakias2005/plakias2005phot1.htm
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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
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We spent almost all dinners of the week at Gorgona. Not only the food and the fresh fish is excellent but the owner and the servers made us feel as part of the family almost. A great place, simple and good, like you want to find in Crete.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We spent almost all dinners of the week at Gorgona. Not only the food and the fresh fish is excellent but the owner and the servers made us feel as part of the family almost. A great place, simple and good, like you want to find in Crete.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Family run fish Taverna since 1992. Here you taste that everything is homemade and very traditional. The owners also catch all their own fish for a really fresh dish. We enjoyed our lunch very much and the waiters and staff were really chatty and very helpful. We relaxed under a canopy and enjoyed a peaceful setting but also watching the... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

absolutely fabulous , great variety , best fresh fish in plakias can still taste my sea bass and salmon,can,t wait to go back would highly recommend them, nothing was to much trouble for them, a big thank you to all the staff for making our holiday....

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

OK....perhaps I am biased.....I now count Costas and the Gorgona team as friends but that's not difficult. The location and atmosphere here are amazing..as is the welcome at all times of the day. The food is simple but delicious and always well presented...even if the timing becomes a little quirky when they're busy....which they always are. Highly recommended !

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Leeds, England
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very welcoming staff at this place where the kitchen is on one side of the road and the tables the other-providing excellent views of the harbour, sea etc. Have "Briam" - a sort of veggy stew, useful as an extra choice.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What can I say about this taverna other than fantastic ... The service was brilliant as was the food. We were made to feel almost like family as soon as we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble here. This is one of the places we miss the most now that we are home. The staff were brilliant to us....always met... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great service at this family run restaurant. I had the fresh fish every night and husband had the lamb chops. Everything was fabulous. Greek specialities and fresh lobster also available.

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Greece
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The taverna is located near the sea, there is a nice view. I ordered calamaria - in the plate were some and under them were fried potatoes!!!!????? - in the menu is pointed "calamaria". They don't say that there are also potatoes... My husband ordered "shells with a spicy sauce" from the catalog, and they served 4 shells with tomato... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excellent food, lovely location and the friendliest staff! We had lots of starters to make our own Meze. Delicious!

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Corringham Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our last meal at the gorgona was the day we returned home 5/8/14, we ate there every evening and were never disapointed, everything was delicious and tasty. And to be right beside the sea was very pleasant ,sitting outside and eating when it was a lot cooler in the evening. Just before i go a mention of the staff who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Plakias, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias
  • Phone Number: 28410-41073

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

It is situated on the main street in Plakias, near to the old harbour and next to Mouses Taverna. Gorgona means "Mermaid" in Greek. There is a photograph of the Gorgona Taverna at http://www.dunbankin.com/plakias2005/plakias2005phot1.htm

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