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Gorgona Taverna

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Main Street, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
+30 2841 041073
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derbyshire
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

what a lovely place.pleasant and with a beautiful and calming outlook .food is great and the staff are lovely made new friends . would reccomend every day of the week

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Lovely Greek food, lamb melts in the mouth, great fish dishes, nice touch of raki and cake or fruit afterwards. The only niggle is it takes about 30 mins to eventually get the bill, but that's because it is so popular I suppose?

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Worthing, West Sussex, UK
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We always visit the Gorgona, partly due to the family link to Costas & Chrysoula accomodation, but also its location at the edge of the sea. This year the renovations following last years seafront fire, are complete, and it now sports a spanking new glass sided restaurant area, with a leak proof roof, newly refitted kitchen, new toilets, a real... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Food fine but group of German tourists inflicted their smoke on the rest of the enclosed Taverna. Unfortunately the Greeks allow them to get away with this illegal activity for fear of upsetting them. The majority suffer however. Will not return.

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Thank Grahame W
Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We really enjoyed our lunch . The portions were big and the tastes unique. I strongly recommend the grilled vegetables ith cheese and balsamic. You love it. Also I had the best risotto with vegetables. Youhave to try it.

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Thank Stella C
Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Have visited Plakias 4 times and never had a poor meal at Gorgona be it breakfast, lunch or evening meal. Service from Georgos, Vangelis and Joanna is always brilliant and having systematically worked my way through the menu I have no hesitation in recommending the Taverna to anyone. Try the Lamb, Fish and especially Rabbit stifado Thanks to everyone at... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Struggling a bit in 2015 with no roof after the fire, the Gorgona (and its team of Goran (Jorgus) and Vangelis) is now back to full strength with amazing food and great service and hospitality. The new building now allows outside eating again and the revamped kitchens have definitely improved the food...although that might have something to do with the... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The staff at Gorgona couldn't be more helpful and the food was excellent, particularly the seafood! One of the waiters had a good sense of humour and brought us Raki and cake saying they were antibiotics and vitamins! Breakfast is good here too!

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Thank SUZANNE021
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Went for brunch after a morning on the beach, service was lovely, food just right and plenty of choice for breakfast. Smoothie and milkshakes were especially good - so would be great for families. Wish we tried a cocktail from the extensive list!

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great view, location and good choice of food. Staff friendly. The seafood was our choice with fresh fish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041073
Description
It is situated on the main street in Plakias, near to the old harbour and next to Mouses Taverna. Gorgona means "Mermaid" in Greek.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?