We recently stayed near Plaka where we found a number of very good tavernas, but one day someone at a nearby winery mentioned the Emerald restaurant and we decided to venture in to give it a go. Wow, what a good decision that was! Down an uneven, steep track you suddenly come across the most picture-postcard terrace overlooking the bay, and then you are served the most exceptional fusion cuisine we had tasted in a long time. The menu is not that extensive, but what is on it is fabulous. We went back a few times to try and get through the whole menu! Greek salad on an altogether different level, pork belly that is best I have ever tasted, fish cooked to perfection. The new twist on boureki was particularly special. In fact all of the dishes we tried had that special twist and individulality to them which was just such a surprise. The wine list is incredible, with excellent guidance from staff who know what they are talking about! Working in customer service, I especiallly look out for good customer service and found it in abudnance in this wonderful little spot. Our whole family really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Emerald Hotel is set high up on the cliffside of Plaka village of Apokoronas in Chania – just a 25 minute drive from Chania centre and its must see old Venetian harbor. With 11 spacious apartments (each with a separate bedroom), a snack / cafe-bar-restaurant open terrace area with cretan creative cuisine and a large swimming pool (80sqm), Emerald Hotel is just the place to relax and unwind; open each year from 1 April to 31 October. The views from Emerald Hotel are both to the sea (to the village of Almyrida and beyond) and to the White Mountains – simply breathtaking. These same views can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own self-catering apartment. Equipped with a kitchen, the apartments are spacious, practical and perfectly functional. The large swimming pool also has a shallow section for children (0.80cm -2.4m depth). Trees, plants and flowers surround the hotel and give it a home-like feel to it. Focusing on families with children, Emerald Hotel has also a children’s playground. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Emerald Crete/Plaka