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$8 - $21
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location in this small village in the mountains. Superkind staff, lovely service and the food is very tasteful, fresh and for a very good price. Nice mix of local visitors and travellers. Must go when you are in the neighborhood and worth the trip...from i.e. Chora Sfakion.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing taverna. Just amazing. As the prices - 114 euro for 6 people with alcohol, sweets, meet - everything!!! The staff is amazing - everything is amazing!!! Absolutely love it! Coming here each year and enjoy!!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022

Needing a room for one night we called they had availability, so they trusted us, we arrived, room was spotless, renovated, new mattress and pillows,bathroom really fresh with new tiles, warm water, towels. Dinner was excellent, like back in 2019, big portions, nice light raki,...and fair prices. Super friendly, smiling, fast service. Don't miss it!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2021

Nice location on the plaza. Busy with many tourists. Food is good including salad, bureki and lamb cooked in olive oil.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021

As a solo traveler coming here was like finding my long lost family. Platanos came highly recommended from friends that had previously visited the restaurant. The food was amazing, home cooked and pretty much table to farm. The room was cozy and clean and gave...me some much needed quiet and fresh air. Its proximity to amazing hiking routes and unbelievable beaches was the best part. Will absolutely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

Stayed there 3 wonderfull nights to relax and go to nearby beaches with my girlfriend. We ate breakfast and dinner everyday as every dishes were delicious and homemade : generously served with offered raki and dessert, difficult to starve there ! It is a family...affair where everyone is attentive and warmful, we could spend hours just looking town's life passing by under platanos shadow. 100% recommended if you are looking for a typical Cretan taste.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2021

We stayed in Taverna Platanos for only one night, but the stay was absolutely perfect, starting from the quality of the bed, service, food, nature and people. I’m an avid traveller & visited over 35 countries, I know exactly where I come back again -...Taverna Platanas is the place. The food was amazing, Dimitris who works in Taverna was very kind, knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about local area. We have also bought the best honey (they have a shop inside with locally produced products) and I finally tried Sfakion pita - which is a must try. I’ll also attach the photo of the food we ordered - lamb was finely cooked, Taverna Platanos chef’s specialty salad was excellent, aubergine pie is also worth trying.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021

We spent 4 nights there with my parents and my boyfriend and we ate there everyday. The food was very delicious! Everything is homemade, local, and the portions are really generous! The desserts are always offered (various everyday and delicious) with raki 😊 Everyone was...so nice, helpful and welcoming. A warm thank you for the perfect journey we spent there!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

Not only is Platanos a taverna, but it also has rooms to rent. We spent two nights at Platanos to escape the crowds of Hora Sfakion, and it was well worth it! The village is very quiet and local, and the Platanos Taverna is the...heartbeat of the main square. The taverna is quaint, the service was outstanding, and the food was AMAZING and well priced.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021 via mobile

A peaceful place to rest & eat at the warmest hours of holidays. A family run business displaying kindness, attention, so delicious food that you would like to be Gargantua to be able to eat all those marvellous dishes! Everything is homemade, you may even...buy jam, local tea, liquors, honey, ... Everything has the taste of Lefka Ori plants & herbs, Krikris & sea, stones & sun👍 Christelle & FrançoisMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

The portions are to small... The bread was stail... And the food didn't tasted good ... Felt like it was unfrozen I wouldn't be surprised if they cooked it and put it with plastic wraps in the freezer... If I knew what I would encounter......I would Definitely go in a different placeMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

if u choose salads etc, u gonna need cows to finish the portion pretty big, but when u go in main dish food is cooked days before and with the help of Chef Mike(microwaves) comes to life again but less tasty plus the price don't...meet the quality standards, don't wanna ever bother for photoMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 1, 2021

We love Anopolis area as it is close to the Aradaina Gorge and the beautiful setting of St Katherine with spectacular views of the Libyan Sea. The air in Anopolis is lighter and cooler and the rhythm just slows down enough to enjoy the beautiful...Cretan setting. We ate at Platanos (as a group of 12) and we had Antikristo, a specialty you don't find often in Crete as it requires a mastery of cooking in specific ovens. This delicacy was so tasty and so well made that the taste just stays forever in your mouth. We tried all traditional food and salads and other recipes such as zuccini balls, baked Gruyere, Boureki and different types of well made juicy meat. We also tried traditional Cretan cuisine such as Soutzoukakia. Was literally like eating in our mommy's kitchen. High energy food made directly from the best ingredients. The service was exceptional and we really felt at home with the service team ensuring we have what we wanted from the minute we sat down. Similarly to note all Covid precautions are taken into consideration. We felt safe and well treated. We highly recommend this beautiful restaurant and it is a must to enjoy the food there especially if you want to get out of the Sfakian coastside. Last but not least the dessert offered by the team was a pure delight. Ice cream with Cretan Peccan pie (Karidopita). What an end to such an amazing meal! Oh and don't forget the great Raki and great Wine.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

We stopped there on our way back from Aradena George and were surprised by the meal and staff! I have never eaten such delicious Moussaka before! And also other dish were perfect, home made and nice portion. Staff helpful with friendly attitude. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2020

A family run taverna with very nice and loving atmosphere. Beautifull rooms with view to the city square. The kitchen is the very best. All homemade food from the very bottom. Everything so nice and clean. If you have been here once you will come...back. I did that for 11 years😀More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Platanos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5