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“Good food and a great location ”
Review of Symposium

Ranked #4 of 131 Restaurants in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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 Dinner A selection of Greek and International wines, spirits & cocktails Bookings essential Bookings essential
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food and a great location ”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews we were expecting a line since we arrived a bit late, but for small parties (2-3 ) we were let in with no wait. The service was very friendly, but it was apparent that some of the staff was not up to par with what the restaurant aims to be. The chefs on the other hand was excellent and the owners have made a nice blend between cuisine and greek food. If you are in the platanias area this is a place you do not want to miss.

Thank Kenneth S
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I'm lovin' it ”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! We go here everytime we visit crete. They always reach our demands and makes space for everyone even if we're 40 people. I love symposium!

Thank Marita A
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Trondheim, Norway
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228 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Platanias!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Came across this restaurant just randomly while doing other things. We heard The restaurant was almost booked out so we decided to get a quik table before others did. Got a table on The second floor with a view against The walking street. Compared to the other restaurants in Platanias, this is fine dining. They have a good many with seafood, steaks, local food and italian dishes. The selection of drinks is also good. We tried mussels, and made The starter plate to a bigger main plate. The best mussel meal i have ever tasted. If Im comeing back i would not hesitate to eat here. It might be necesarry to book a head.

Thank gobystolsvik
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best food”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Very very good food - probably the Best in town. Its not at all greek, though, but they are serving more international inspired food - og very high quality!

Thank Christina F
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bad service ok food”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We booked table in advance and had hi expectations of this restaurant. Got table as ordered and then everything was just bad. It took almost 2 hours before the main course to arrive. Got recommended a good wine, but took a long time to get water and drinks. When one of three bottles arrived we where still missing wine glasses and bottle remained unopened. Had to ask for glasses and to open bottle. And only a couple got wine served. And so it continued. Waiting a long time for starters. Waiting really long time for main courses. And some if them was raw. Not near medium.
All of us just got depressed that they did not pay attention or was interesting in fixing the impression.
So beware..

Many other good places to dine.
But when service is bad, slow and really not paying attention the experience is bad.

Party of thirteen.

3 Thank Jan Erik W
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