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Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73100, 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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 223
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Modern upmarket chic experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
Heledav
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Best food we had on our holiday but also the most expensive. Funny how that is often the case. Was really with service and food. Recommend this place. Only drawback is the location on a noisy on the Main Street

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Copenhagen
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Symposium is highly recommended and definitely stands out as one of the best and trendy restaurants in Platanias. We all had steaks and they were absolutely fantastic and definetely worth the price. Service was excellent and waiters attentive, despite being quite busy. The restaurant apparently being really popular, and for a good reason.

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Failsworth, Manchester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed Firstly I must say please book as this was actually our second attempt to get a table (due to predictable bad weather most of the seating is out doors unless you are dinning in better weather than what we had....then again I'd still book) when we arrived to our table upstairs... More 

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Whidbey Island WA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The restaraunt exceeded my expectations after fearing it was just another tourist 1 nite experience during our 2 weeks in Greece. I will repeat several times this trip if possible. A frequent visitor to Cyprus, I found their hazelnut crusted haolumi cheese appetizer with currant sauce a delight. Not just another grilled cheese appetizer dish, this was memorable. For a... More 

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Norðoyri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is one the more fancy restaurants in Platanias. Very good food and service and the athmosphere is really good. But it is not a place to go looking for traditional Cretan food.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Great experience with super food, atmosphere, service and value. Best place we visited in Platanias by far. Made sure to go back on our last night to finish on a high! Get the prawn in filo starter!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 060545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 45
  • Cuisine: European, Greek, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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

Questions & Answers

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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?