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Gioma Taverna

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Sea Front, Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
2832031261
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 80
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  • 57
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  • 14
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  • 1
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  • 2
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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
Beautiful setting, great food

Had 2 wonderful leisurely lunches here, overlooking the ocean. The mezze plate for two provided a lovely assortment of authentic Cretan snacks. We will return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
lindyjoe
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Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Scenic view
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Had 2 wonderful leisurely lunches here, overlooking the ocean. The mezze plate for two provided a lovely assortment of authentic Cretan snacks. We will return!

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Herts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have been 3 times in the last 2 weeks and enjoyed every visit Good service and great location on the sea front.Simple menu with lots of fish.Local red wine...we had beetroot and spinach salad then oven lamb....I had well presented chicken ..jolly good meal.

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is right on the sea front and has a lovely outlook. We visited twice in a week and the second time booked a table in the small conservatory area on the side of the buiding. The first visit we sat outside and it was a bit too cold (and very windy), but as we were there in April,... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As a family, we've eaten in this little gem a number of times, and will always return. The stifado is the best on the island in my opinion, and I regularly have to have 2 bowls! The staff are delightful; every single one of them, and we are always made to feel welcome. Plenty has been said about the location... More 

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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Right on the water front and a fantastic place top sit and enjoy the sun set! We ordered two pizzas and they were delicious, the staff were very friendly and gave great service. It was reasonably priced and we would recommend this place to every one!

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West Clare
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We ate here twice on our stay in Plakias. The first time was really late as we had only just arrived and they were kind enough to look after us, even though it looked like they were about ready to finish up and have their own dinner, they never hurried us but we respected the hour and had two quick... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We picked this restaurant mostly because we don't like the annoying attitude of many restaurants in the area that try to 'fish' customers who walk by. We were rewarded by the very tasty food and friendly service. The restaurant serves the best melitzanosalata (aubergine puree) we have ever eaten. I got the impression they use fresh and high quality ingredients.... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have visited Plakias quite a few times, but had never before tried this restaurant (although if it used to be situated below the Gio-ma apartments over the road then then we did visit it once about twenty years ago - and had a memorable (in a good way) meal with liberal raki to finish!). Anyway, we shared a cheese... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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160 reviews 160 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a lovely view to the sea at this taverna in the little village Plakias that we visited and stayed in for the first time 23 years ago. It was fun being back. Since we love the greek meze's we have for lunch: greek salat, cheese saganaki, Tzaziki and Crete pie's. The taste was very good and the staff... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant is the absolute highlight of Plakias. A little pricy for Greece but it's worth it. A dinner for two (with appetizers) comes at 50 euro here. I had a mixed plate of fish for 13.50 eur and received a huge portion: 1 red snapper, 2 other smaller pieces of fish (all complete pieces of fish, no filets!), 1... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sea Front, Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias
  • Phone Number: 2832031261

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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