Paradisi is a very small village on the opposite side of the main highway
going to Marmari. We had lunch at the restaurant called ‘Platanos’ and I highly recommend it for its fresh and good quality food offered here.
However, it is good to ask for the legal receipt after you pay because we were not given a receipt at first and we had to demand it. It was just a paper with the amount of each item we ordered.
The food though, was tasty and the lamp chops I chose were the best quality I had ever had, and the green bean salad was exceptional. Shepherds keep goats and lambs in the area and these animals are known all over the country for their delicious meat.
I found the portion of chops adequate and very cheap as I paid only 8 euro for it. The green bean salad cost us 5 euro, bread 2 and a bottle of water cost 1.50. Half a kilo of red carafe wine (home made product of excellent quality) for just 2 euro, and tiropitari, -the local cheese pie cost us 5 euro. We paid 22.50 for all these.
It is the 3rd generation of this family’s business I was told from the old grandfather named Yiorgos (Yiovannis his nickname) known all over the place, and the people working here are professionals. They are mostly family members, open-hearted people who care a lot for the prestige of the restaurant and its good name. The restaurant was opened in 1893 by Mr. Yiorgos grandfather.
The service was outstanding and everything was served on time. There was a group of 50 people and nobody complained either about the service or the quality. The people in the group were so happy that they started dancing when lunch was over. Dancing is a Greek habit after lunch or dinner on an outing in the country.
Platanos restaurant is on the road so there is no way that you will miss it.
Tel: +30 2224 31753