I visit Crete every year and I always come back to this quaint little restaurant/tavern...WHY??? Well the food is great and it is always served with a smile and a Cretan accent, but it is more than that...it has a charm that you cannot find anywhere else. I have travelled all around Crete and the world for that matter, and yes I have had great meals in many places and cities, but the warmth and genuine hospitality one feels when they dine at Ta Platania ths Spilias, is something that I have not experienced before.
To my surprise this year this place got even better, with a few changes the atmosphere got even better as did the service....the menu is pretty much the same, with a variety of local and international dishes. Now you can also enjoy a drink or two (or three...or more) around the bar area and even listen to the locals chatting about their day, as this place is where the locals and travellers meet in the evenings, it is the heart of this village for young and old.
I know that I will be coming back to this place year after year....as they always make me feel like part of the family.
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