Platanias Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Platanias

January 8, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Platanias (Greek: Πλατανιάς) is a village and municipality on the Greek island of Crete. It is located about 10 km (6.2 mi) west from the city of Chania and east of Kastelli-Kissamos, on Chania Bay. The seat of the municipality is the village Gerani. Platanias is a popular tourism village with a beach, several hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Not far from the coast is the island of Agioi Theodoroi.
Things to do in Platanias

1. Taverna tou Zisis

Machis Kritis 63 | Missiria, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +30 2831 028814
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 609 reviews

Taverna tou Zisis

Reviewed By Salvo_KANGOO - Paris, France

Reccomended by a local we came to zisses for lunch.
They have a great exterior area with trees and large tables.
We ordered a mixed local cheese plate, dakos and a "fest salad" with beans and corn.
All plates were incredible, simple but with great fresh taste. The cheeses were amazing all topped off with hot grilled bread.
Paid 22€ with a local beer.
Good service and staff.
A must go in Crete

2. White Lady Cretan Family Taverna

Old National Road Rethymno Heraklion | old national Road Rethymno Heraklion, Adelianos Kampos, Crete 741 00, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover Mediterranean, Greek, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$118 - HK$173 +30 2831 071374
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 424 reviews

White Lady Cretan Family Taverna

CRETAN FAMILY TAVERNA WITH LIVE GREEK MUSIK & THE BEST SYRTAKI SHOW IN TOWN SINCE 1987 . EVERY MONDAY CRETAN TRADITIONAL AND GREEK DANCING FROM 21:00 EVERY WEDNESDAY "THE BEST SYRTAKI SHOW IN TOWN" WITH LIVE GREEK MUSIK FROM 20:30 EVERY SATURDAY LIVE GREEK MUSIK SYRTAKI SHOW FROM 21:00 ΑND BELLY DANCE SHOW ~23:00 FUN KARAOKE NIGHTS EVERY TUESDAY, FRIDAY, AND SUNDAY ON SUNDAYS FROM 13:00- LATE WE SERVE ROAST DINNER White Lady is open every day from 10:00-Late in the evening . We serve breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.Here you will find Greek & Cretan Traditional plates,fresh fish,special sea food plates,International specialities,ice-crreams ,cocktails and coffees. FAMILIES WELCOME:CHILDREN'S MENU WITH SPECIAL OFFERS, WI-FI ,PRIVATE PARKING , CENTRAL HEATINGEVERY

Reviewed By kathy b - Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom

Just arrived in Platanias and the hotel receptionist recommended this place. Excellent choice. Our first Greek meal and we really enjoyed the food with generous portions. Not usually our thing but when the karaoke started, we thought it very entertaining. Thanks for making us so welcome.

3. Remember

Adelianos Kampos, Crete, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Remember

Reviewed By WestSussexGazza - West Sussex

ate here with a party of 8, excellent huge pizzas that the kids loved watching being made fresh for you, decent beers and wines and lovely mocktails for the kids, with a free complimentary drinks at the end too... thoroughly recommend

4. Marem Cafe Restaurant

194 Leoforos Machis Kritis | Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +30 2831 057001
Excellent
53%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 243 reviews

Marem Cafe Restaurant

Reviewed By Philip H - Semington, United Kingdom

Very poor. Huge platefuls with no flavour. The only good thing you can say about it are its setting, which is pleasant. I was going to say that it was cheap but actually its fairly typical: we had lots of better meals for roughly the same amount.

5. La Mare

46 Ari Velouchioti str. Perivolia,, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2831 035293
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

La Mare

Reviewed By stephen p - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Like a million and one other Greek restaurants both the service, and the food, were very good. The cost of our two course meal was about average, at 37 euros, but it has to said that our red wine was excellent. What's not to like!!

6. Taverna Fantastiko

Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$8 +30 698 844 2728
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 343 reviews

Taverna Fantastiko

Traditonal Taverna with local food only.Homemade cheese and homemade bread as well as meat from our farm...Enjoy the best view and wonderfull sunsets of the island...

Reviewed By Tony D - Norfolk, United Kingdom

We traveled up hill from our apartment in the daytime for a look and cup of coffee, the view was stunning. We got talking to the owner (Asterios I think thats how she spells her name) and she was very knowledgeable about the area and foods. We said we would be back for dinner after we had been to the beach, to which she said be back before sunset because it is beautiful. So thats what we done back up at the restaurant around 7ish and ordered our food whilst watching the sun go down. My wife had the local lamb cooked in its own juice and I had the stifado with a dakos side, the food was great. The bread that came with the meal was home cooked too so fresh and tasty. After finishing the meal we were bought a cake and Raki which was on the house. Our whole experience was brilliant.
Thank you so much.

7. Piazza di Porto

Sikelianou | Venizelou 52A, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch +30 2831 050432
Excellent
91%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 93 reviews

Piazza di Porto

Gourmet creations from the Cretan & Mediterranean cuisine, hot and cold dishes, pastries and cakes. For culinary enthusiasts who seek to explore innovative gourmet local and Mediterranean healthy dishes in a stylish and relaxing ambience,“Piazza Di Porto”offers a culinary scene of upscale cuisine complemented by a superb sea view ambience from the restaurant’s veranda. SPECIAL NOTE: Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear long trousers in all restaurants in the evening.

Reviewed By Mumbum52

Whilst staying at the Aquila Porto we visited this restaurant twice as it is the a la carte restaurant for the hotel. Wow! One of the best restaurants we have ever been too. The staff are so helpful and funny especially Vasil/Basil the manager. Could not fault anything, just perfect and staying at the hotel meant a discount on the bill. What's not to like.

8. Taverna Poppy

Old national road, Adelianos Kampos, Crete, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 2831072270
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Taverna Poppy

Reviewed By bessie91

Fabulous place to eat. Just 100 yards from home ( for the week ) Poppy the best host out of all the places to eat we visited. Lovely food at really good prices. Recommended by the lovely Jean at Villa Plus. Happy birthday for yesterday Poppy. You remembered everything about us and all of our requirements. Everybody that visits Villa Plus could make it an all inclusive holiday by making friends with Poppy on the very first day of their holiday.

9. Sky Park Grill House Restaurant

160 Leoforos Machis Kritis, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Fast Food, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2831 024905
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 309 reviews

Sky Park Grill House Restaurant

Reviewed By Baulagirl - Baulagirl

We ate here last year & ate here twice this year! It's very cheap, food is tasty & served quickly. I ate Greek salad & my fiance had a plate gyros, which was huge! Loads of meat with pitta bread, salad, tzatziki & chips! The frappes (cold coffee) are nice & Mythos isn't dear here either (Greek beer). We also went back a takeaway gyros each one night which was tasty. Next time we go back to Platanes, we'll visit Sky Park again.

10. Acropolis Taverna

17 Aystralon Polemiston Street, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 695 558 0563
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Acropolis Taverna

Reviewed By Laurence H - Helsinki, Finland

This was the first restaurant we went to during our stay in Rethmno...This was a great place: delicious food (greek plate, stifado, giouvetsi... ), cozy atmosphere and very good service!
So good that we went back twice beofre the end of our vacation: would definitely recommend it.

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