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“relaxed atmosphere and nice food”

Arokaria - Restaurant - Cafe
Ranked #128 of 140 Restaurants in Platanias
Price range: $19 - $21
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: On the main street of Platanias, lies the restaurant “AROKARIA”In a beautiful garden, with touches of traditional architecture that tie up harmonically with the rich natural environment, we have accommodate, since 1991 til today, thousands of visitors, known or not.Staying faithful to the authentic Cretan cuisine, we offer our visitors the joy to taste traditional dishes given with a modern perception, emphasizing to the authentic tastes and pure local products..
Reviewed August 27, 2014

We shared stuffed wine leaves for starter and it's really good. The rabbit meat is great and swordfish is ok. The price is not expensive compared to other restaurants with similar atmosphere nearby.

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Thank Kuntee S
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Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The look of the place drew me to look at the place and the friendly people to choose this restaurant. My brother and I shared a greek salad (one for each would have been too much) and the only note about it was that I expected it to be with red onions... I ordered a chicken souvlaki, it was great. Moist, tender and flavorful. My brother got a beef steak, he loved that as well. The only thing that seems to be an issue with most places in Greece - sauce? The lime wedge was great but potatoes were a bit dry on their own. Loved the apperative and few small slices of watermelon after the meal. The food came really nicely on time, no extra waiting or too soon, and the check arrived in 4-5 minutes of asking for it. Liked the place and probably returning again for a meal. The mousakka looked promising...

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

If you ever eaten out in Platanias, you wont be surprised by what you will find on the menu here. Yet, the place manage to separate itself from the crowd with it's cooking. It's simply better. The gyros is excellent and actually comes with a fear share of vegetables (which seems rare in Crete). If you came to Greece to try out the gyros, then stop looking, this is the place. I have to recommend the beef stifado (beef stew) as well. It's fantastic!

And of course you get the complimentary raki, which tastes horrible, but that's the charm, isn't it?

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1  Thank Martersen
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

we ate in arokaria restaurant and we liked us the atmosphere and the delicious cretan food! they have their farm and the meat s were fresh! we tried lamb fillet Strogkanof which was excellent and in reasonable price! bonne apetite!

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Thank MERISA L
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Don't forget to ask for their suggestions and special local Cretan dishes. They have a a good amount of traditional greek deliciousness hidden in them! I went there alone during my military days when the food was terrible in the military camp and everytime felt like an oasis in the desert.

They have good prices and the service is very fast so if you don't like waitting its highly recommended. A joy for taste.

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2  Thank Petros X
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