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Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
+30 2821 060545
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Food was pretty good but not spectacular. Range of dishes limited for vegetarians. Not as good as they think they are and overall not worth the 30% additional cost over the other top end restaurants in the area.

Thank Skelksplinter
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fianceé and I had dinner at Symposium last week. Having already eaten in Cosmos (ranked the 2nd best restaurant in Platanias) the night before, we had high expectations for this restaurant. The restaurant itself is not pleasant to sit in, the tables are all on top of each other and very cramped. We had just ordered our food when... More 

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Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must try if you are around the area! Food was delicious and very well presented. Service was as it should be although restaurant was full and we were a group of 10. I also liked the set up of the place, stylish and warm.

1 Thank Elena P
Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is impeccable!! Really top notch, like in Michelin restaurants. And the food is great, definately on of the best T-bone steaks I've tasted! This restaurant definately makes me want to come back to greece! Unforuntaley, we only discovered it on our last day here. To all the staff: thank you for extremely well and proffesional service, to the... More 

Thank Amela K
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If tou are looking for a traditional Greek restaurant, it's not. But it is, for sure,!one of the best places to eat in Crete. Inspirated, fusion style mediteranean food, extremely tasty, beautifully presented on the plates, promptly served with very good wines. Beautiful, clean, elegant and central location, plenty of staff. Fulfilling experience. A must do!

Thank Onuka
Barnet, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant on our first night. It was incredible!!!!! For starters I had the mussels, I can honestly say they were the best mussels I have ever had, the hubby had the halloumi and he loved it. I went all out and had the lobster for main and it was cooked to perfection, unfortunately a... More 

Thank ChrisMitchell1985
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an absolutely lovely meal at symposium. Family of 3 teenage girls and parents. The appetisers were particularly yummy while the main courses were also beautifully presented. My souvlaki in particular was stunning, while my daughter's chicken Kiev was also notable.

Thank Stephen G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place around Platanias in terms of taste hands down. Pasta with prawns was otherworldly. Would totally go again soon. Definitely lives up to its rating.

Thank Илья Д
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't make a reservation, we just took a chance at went there. When we came the restaurant was full. But they just got a cancelation which made it possible for us to get a table for six. Food was good. I had the ribs, a lot of food on the plate. Was really good. Staff was helpful and the... More 

Thank Marcus A
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here by chance pleasantly surprised by the good decor and even though had not booked they slotted us in without waiting too long .We had the sea Bream and pasta that had prawns in both dishes were nicely presented and were good size too. The staff from front to waiters were excellent food was served in decent time to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $34
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 060545
Symposium Restaurant
Symposium is the trademark of elegance and class in Platanias. Acclaimed in its collection of Greek and International dishes based on organic and free range and a best quality products for those who care about what they eat.
Indoor and outdoor options
A selection of Greek and International wines, spirits & cocktails Bookings essential
Bookings essential

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