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N. Kydonias | Main street, Platanias, Crete, Greece
28210-60360
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Description: On top of supermarket INKA

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really huge platters of fish or meat

This resturant is upstairs and you need to sit at the back overlooking the sea for best position and cooler seating in the summer. This is the place to go for big platters. We had the mixed grill platter that 4 of us could not finish so don't have a starter. There is a very clean and well equipped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2013
Chris W
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Bredbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We are always slightly sceptical of restaurants where someone stands on the street trying to drag you in, especially those with a display showing plates of food, but on this occasion they weren't that pushy so we went upstairs and were pleasantly surprised by the large open seating area. The restaurant wasn't that busy, but due to the great views... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lovely food, great atmosphere and great staff 😃😃😃 Both meat- and fish-dishes are great, and the dessert they serve is yummy 😃

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Morley, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Having walked past the lady in the street several times trying to entice you in, we finally gave the restaurant a try. Huge area upstairs but scarcely populated(out of season I know) but just gave the appearance of a place that has seen better days. Menus filled with photos of dishes is never a good sign but my wife pointing... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is one of the place I would definitely come back to. Attentive staff, dilicious dishes and a huge list to choose from.

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Espoo, Finland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Best feta cheese pies, very nice cretan salad. We did not try the meats or fish so cannot say anything about those.. Service nice but slow..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

This resturant is upstairs and you need to sit at the back overlooking the sea for best position and cooler seating in the summer. This is the place to go for big platters. We had the mixed grill platter that 4 of us could not finish so don't have a starter. There is a very clean and well equipped kids... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

If you're staying in or near Platanas on Crete then you'll struggle to find a better eaterie...there's lots of options when it comes to venues and we tested out a few...Diogenis came out on top with an extensive menu and some of the best traditional Greek food we experienced during our week on the island...not cheap but the service was... More 

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Vantaa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

A trusted local recommended this restaurant. My rule of thumb is that whenever there is an aggressive doorman inviting you in, pictures of the food on menus and a cheezy waiter making the same tired jokes, its not a good sign for food. This was the case here. You have many better possibilities in Platanias.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The food was good but the service was poor. If you want to wait and wait and wait, go to Diogenis.

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Greve
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Local people go here for weedings etc. Best for Greek cuisine, stay away from the steaks.

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Address: N. Kydonias | Main street, Platanias, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 28210-60360
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
Cuisine: Greek

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  • Address: N. Kydonias | Main street, Platanias, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: 28210-60360

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

On top of supermarket INKA

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