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I Platia

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Kantanos Square, Kandanos, Crete 730 04, Greece
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+30 2823 022210
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Crete
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want seafood, eat in Paleochora but for an excellent meal of fresh food, cooked to perfection, come here! Their pork dishes especially are superb but there are other delicious meals too. It's a small but perfect menu. I cannot recommend it highly enough. We stopped for lunch en route south and made sure that we fitted in a... More 

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Thank clival
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review!! We hope to see you again very soon!!!! More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant whilst driving in the mountains. It was a welcome stop. The food was lovely and service was attentive fast and friendly. There is a lot of love in this place and I recommend everyone driving this way to stop and have lunch

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Thank Sarah D
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review!! It was really a pleasure spending time with you at your table and hope to see you again in the near future! Cheers!!! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We recently stayed in Kandanos for a week (it's a good base for hiking, and we also wanted to practice our Greek), and we ate at Plateia every night. The food is absolutely fantastic and I can't recommend it enough - most of the ingredients come from the owners' personal farm, or the surrounding countryside if not. Everything's great value... More 

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Thank SPDL_N1
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

Hi Sean and Emma!!! Thanks so much for your review!! It was really a pleasure having you here and meeting you, and we will really look forward to your next trip to Crete!! Cheers!! Στο επανιδείν!!! Φιλιά πολλά!! More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Lovely restaurant in the heart of the historic village of Kandanos. Rustic, local charm, but the quality of the ingredients are gourmet. Most of the food is locally sourced from their own farm, the village, or from within the surrounding county. Worth stopping by for lunch AND dinner.

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Thank UncleJohnGotItGoinOn
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! It's always a pleasure to serve customers who can appreciate the quality and love that we put into our dishes. We really look forward to your next visit! More 

1 review
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Real delicious food made with home-grown vegetables and meat served in a friendly way on a nice terrace. What more would you need on nice day in Crete? We keep on enjoying it year after year. Rudi & Chris from Brussels

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Thank Rudichris K
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive reviews!!! It will be a pleasure to see you again this year and many more to come!! More 

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Reviewed February 16, 2017

My wife is Greek and we travel to Greece often. I LOVE Greek food and am in no way exaggerating when I say this I Platia makes the best Greek food I've ever eaten (even better than my wife's shhhhh ;) ). It's also has an incredibly comfortable atmosphere and you will find traditional dishes here that you can't find... More 

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Thank Carl S
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

Thank you, Carl, for your review!! It's always a pleasure to have customers like you, who believe in what we do, to make our restaurant an enjoyable place to be! Hope to see you again. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a great place to start your journey of traditional, authentic Greek food. You can't go wrong with this place. Its location is conveniently rooted in the heart of town which is next to historical monuments from 1940s. Their outdoor atmosphere is charming, spacious and a perfect spot for great food, company and memories that will remain with... More 

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1 Thank Nickie K
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

It's always so wonderful to have customers like you. We thank you so much for your support, and hope to see you soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Visited Paliovhora last summer and stayed at this local restaurant for a meal. Food was warmed up and the waitress not particularly friendly...avoid if possible..

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2 Thank Frank-Scherpus
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

It's very upsetting to see that the only recollection from your vacation to our beautiful island is a poor meal. However, since it was at least six months ago, is it possible that you have left a review for the wrong restaurant??? More 

Rethymnon, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

The moussaka is the best in the world. We also had a breakfast the next day again excellent and so cheap, Lovely family.

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2 Thank David W
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

Thank you so much, David, for your support. It will be a pleasure to see you again! More 

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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Crete has a lot of amazing food. It's really hard to find a bad meal, so that just makes Antoni and Samantha's central Kandano location that much more impressive. In a beautiful setting on the town square, they offer amazing, delicious, wholesome food in a quaint, quiet al fresco environment. The meat pies, seafood, and other traditional Cretan fare is... More 

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1 Thank Greg B
Platia-Kandanos, Ιδιοκτήτης at I Platia, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Greg, for your positive review!! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kantanos Square, Kandanos, Crete 730 04, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Kandanos
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 022210

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