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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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Sun - Sat 2:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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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  • 319
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 13
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  • 5
    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
Great place great food

My wife and I were on holiday and went here to eat The staff are really friendly and courteous and treat you like treasured guests The food was great ideal portions sizes and is better than what you read on the menu it was so popular that people were waiting for up to 30 minutes to get seats so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
David N
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were on holiday and went here to eat The staff are really friendly and courteous and treat you like treasured guests The food was great ideal portions sizes and is better than what you read on the menu it was so popular that people were waiting for up to 30 minutes to get seats so I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A absolutely must to eat here, lovely service and staff. And the food is some of the best I had. I ate the beef carpaccio and chicken kiev, everything was beyond perfect!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are looking for a nice restaurant with great ambiance, Symposium is your place. Good food, great wine and attentive servers. We came at 8.15, got a table right away. Shared a starter (the baked figs with proccutio and Gorgonzola) and paired it with a wonderful Cretan white wine. One of us had braised lamb shank with veggies and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been here twice. Really good food. Great service. Love it! The peppersauce is really good, and the beef is perfect! Romantic place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The best restaurant you will find in Platanias! The food are top class, the people there are wery nice and helpfull. The meat melts in your mouth, and the rest are cooked to perfection! All in all, this is not just a nice meal, its a experience :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Forget about ordinary restaurants. If you are looking for quality and class you found your restaurant. I have been to Simbosium 5 times and all of them were great. Go there... you will love it too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The welcome, the service, the food were all outstanding and would stack up anywhere in the world. The children (2 x under 10) were well catered for and welcomed but the overall atmosphere was 'grown-up' enough for us parents. Free dessert thrown in and came to 65 euros. Not the cheapest but great value.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Compared to other restaurants on Platanias main street, Symposium stands out clearly. I am not saying that other restaurants are not worth visiting, but Symposium is more like modern big city restaurant, not normal tourist trap which are dime a dozen in Platanias village. Excellent service, classy menu incl. wine list, stylish portions and which is the most important: great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Perfect service, very good food, delicate toilet and the dessert was perfect. We will come back next time we visit Crete.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Fab food but spoilt by very slow service. Waited over 1.5 hrs for food. Shame as everything else really good.

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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 - 34
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?