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Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
+30 2821 060545
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2:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 2:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Symposium Restaurant Symposium is the trademark of elegance and class in...
Symposium Restaurant Symposium is the trademark of elegance and class in Platanias. Acclaimed in its collection of Greek and International dishes based on organic and free range and a best quality products for those who care about what they eat. Indoor and outdoor options Dinner A selection of Greek and International wines, spirits & cocktails Bookings essential Bookings essential
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  • 233
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Very good but....

Visited based on reviews on here! The early signs of a host at the entrance and a nice ambience from a busy restaurant were promising! The food was good but unfortunately my partners food arrived almost cold! The waiters offered to take both dishes away which was a nice gesture. The fray rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Simon B
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Morley, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Morley, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited based on reviews on here! The early signs of a host at the entrance and a nice ambience from a busy restaurant were promising! The food was good but unfortunately my partners food arrived almost cold! The waiters offered to take both dishes away which was a nice gesture. The fray rather spoilt the mood though and despite the... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

From the moment my fiancé and I arrived at this restaurant we knew that it was going to be memorable! A beautiful restaurant with tasteful decor, fantastic service and amazing food. It was so good that we visited twice in one week. The waiters were all professional, attentive and courteous. We were served by many waiters, who were all exceptional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went to this restaurant twice in our 7 days as it's quality was so much higher than the others we visited. Expect to pay a little more per head than the other restaurants but was still only 200 euros for 4 people 3 courses drinks and tips. Which is cheap compared to the UK equivalent Food quality is astounding If... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very busy restaurant even though it's still the beginning of the season. The staff (plenty of them) were very attentive in an unobtrusive way. The menu has a good variety of choices without being over complicated. I chose the Lamb Shank which just fell off the bone and the veg was not over cooked, my partner chose the T bone... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went there on their opening of 2015 season. Great experience! Staff was welcoming and helpful, looking after us the whole night! Food really delicious, house wine was very tasty and the coffee too. If you want great experience in a good price, this is where you should go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I never leave reviews on tripadvisor but this place deserves one! We were lucky to visit this restaurant on its opening day for this year (we had no clue until the waiters told us) and we absolutely loved it. Food looked and tasted delicious, house wine was very good and we loved the cognac we got with the bill. It... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Symposium is a bit different to other Platanias restaurants and worth a visit. We had the Menu of the Day great value at 15 euros which included a starter and main course and a glass of good wine. Then instead of the usual obligatory gift of raki we were pleasantly surprised by a glass of limoncello. Best of all... More 

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Oban
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After a week with the children in tow, we escaped the Villa and discovered this fantastic restaurant, The atmosphere was welcoming and the decor stylish and warm, The staff are well trained, and make the entire event go seamlessly. The food is first class and the flavours superb. The wine list is comprehensive and well priced, and the staff recommend... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have been on several toursist resorts and this restaurant is a place that really stands out from the competition. Usually you expect limited service from an over-stressed staff that are only focused on chasing in new customers and a decent food at best - however, this is not the case at Symposium! Symposium is the exact opposite of your... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had a fantastic meal here, the halloumi cheese is delicious. Everyone who works here is so welcoming, we went back on our last night and they even remembered us! This is a definite place to visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 060545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Symposium Restaurant Symposium is the trademark of elegance and class in Platanias. Acclaimed in its collection of Greek and International dishes based on organic and free range and a best quality products for those who care about what they eat. Indoor and outdoor options Dinner A selection of Greek and International wines, spirits & cocktails Bookings essential Bookings essential
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
2:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
2:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
2:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
2:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
2:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
2:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?