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£14 - £21
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Greek, Mediterranean
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews bread alianthos garden breakfast and dinner would love to come back for making our holiday big variety lovely service visiting crete food was amazing cretan food vegetarian niki und greek sea dishes waiters
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

The service is excellent 👌. Especially Ami is a very helpful young man and should go very far in his career and also all the other staff are wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

Dear Hugh, thank you so much for your fantastic review and rating. We are delighted that our service team took such a great care of you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Your Amalthea team

Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Great Cretan food cooked by locals 10/10 ! Thanks to all behind the scenes…lovely cooking! Thanks to a team who have looked after us for two weeks and every day service with a smile! Thanks to Miros, Renata(Peaky Blinders), Nikki, Poly, Mary, Mateo, Ammi, Milli,...and Giannis A truly fantastic team! ThanksMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Dear Kev and Janet, We are so grateful for your kind words and for entrusting us with your holidays one more time. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. We are delighted that our team took such a great care of you...More

Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

Be prepared to be overwhelmed and come hungry! A fantastic selection and variety. From the traditional Cretan to Mediterranean cuisine. Something for everyone.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2023

Dear Mick, Thanks so much for your feedback! We’re really glad you enjoyed our Greek buffet prepared by our chef and his team. We hope to welcome you back soon. All the best, Your Amalthea team

Reviewed 29 August 2023

[updated review] [location & atmosphere] Amalthea restaurant has a overall wonderful atmosphere. You can sit inside, if you want to avoid wind or sun, or sit outside close to the swimming pool, enjoying the sun in the morning or a sunset sky in the evening....[staff] The staff is very friendly, helpful, attentive and makes you feel welcome! Many of them are open for a small talk, giving recommendations about local places to visit or just talking and joking around in general. They do a great job, which adds a lot to the overall nice and welcome atmosphere. They speak very well English and some of them even German. We especially got along very well with waiters like Renata, Ami, Niki, Poly and Myron. Thank you so much! [glutenfree food] The cook and staff always took very well care of me because of the gluten intolerance, providing me with glutenfree breakfast in the morning, and informing me about what I can eat safely at the dinner buffet. The chef always made sure that I had enough dishes to eat, even cooking freshly glutenfree dishes for me, so it was 100% safe. [food] The food in general was amazing and there always was a huge variety for what to eat, also regarding vegetarian and vegan options. You have different options for creating a salad of your liking, different kinds of meat and vegetables everyday, and a high variety in desserts ranging from cake to ice cream. No one leaves this place still being hungry! I would totally recommend Amalthea restaurant to everyone, as you'll definately find something you'd like to eat everyday, plus it will taste delicious, as well! :)More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2023

Dear guest, we were blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review. We are delighted that our team helped you to feel welcomed as well as relaxed and that our chef and his team...More

Reviewed 28 August 2023

We felt very welcome. The service was the best and you noticed that everyone had fun with his job. The food was great and everyone tried to do the best for the guests. I would come back and I always looked forward to going out...to eatMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2023

Dear Lea, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this outstanding comment. We're glad to hear you had a great experience in our restaurant and felt welcomed and relaxed. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in Plakias. All the best,...More

Reviewed 18 August 2023

The food was outstanding and there were plenty of dishes to choose from the buffet: all i tried was really tasty and of high quality. Allergy sufferers don‘t need to worry because everything is labeled. The staff is friendly, courteous and very attentive. Great restaurant...& hotel!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2023

Dear guest, thank you so much for your amazing review. We are delighted that you loved our Greek buffet and our staff helped to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. We hope to welcome you soon back in Plakias. All the best, Your Amalthea team

Reviewed 15 August 2023

I was amazed to see the sheer variety of fine and at the same time sophisticated presented traditional dishes. Definitely better than what I tried in the different Tavernas on the see side, and those were very good too. Something that I have to mention...is the very friendly personnel - open and ready for a local recommendation, small talk or even a traditional dance. You quickly get to love this people.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2023

Dear guest, We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with us and the community. We are amazed that you enjoyed the Greek hospitality of our team and our Greek buffet. We are looking forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 15 August 2023

We have booked a half-board vacation with the Alianthos Garden Hotel in August 2023 and both breakfast and dinner are just delicious. The experience is a delight for all senses: the chef takes care to offer many different kinds of food, the variety is amazing,...the eye will be delighted by the combination of colors, the food smells delicious and the staff is extremely kind, polite and helpful. Always with a smile. I am writing this review on 15th of August and there is even live music for the celebration of Holy Mary ☺️ I would highly recommend. I cannot comment on the prices for food but for the dinner you would have to pay for the drinks: 3,8€/0,75l water, 4,2€/0,5l draft beer, 4€/0,3l home made lemonade. 1 glas of wine 4,5-5,5€More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2023

Dear guest, Wow, we were blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such an amazing review! We are delighted that you loved our culinary offers and appreciated the work our chef and his team put in every...More

Reviewed 31 July 2023

Been to this place for a quick dinner on our recent vacations in Crete. Very good buffet and nice staff. Location is ok, with no view etc., but clean and comfortable. You end up paying a little bit more than the average in Crete, but...you have many options if you want to try out different things. The desserts where below the standard of the other things we ate. I'd recommend this place.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2023

Dear funkettaro, We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. We are happy to hear that you had the opportunity in our restaurant to try different Greek specialities. We also appreciate your feedback regarding our...More

Reviewed 27 July 2023

Everything was amazing! We enjoyed the food as well as the service and of course the view which is beautiful. It is friendly to children and people with disabillities.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2023

Dear guest, thank you so much for your stunning review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Greek buffet. Hopefully we are able to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, Your Amalthea team

Reviewed 19 July 2023

We spent 9 days in Alianthos Garden Hotel and we can say that this is a hi quality service! Everything was organized to please the guests. The waiters were the kindest waiters we have ever seen. Everybody is smiling, welcoming! The verity of food is...great: so many meals, so many desserts and fruits. We could taste a lot of Greek specialties. This restaurant is just highly recommended for anybody who stays in Plakias.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2023

Dear Dasha, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. Our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put...More

Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent dishes with rich flavors and a big variety of food to choose. The dining area is relaxing, and the environment is quiet. The staff was kind and helpful 👌

Date of visit: July 2023
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2023

Dear Dimitris, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us and are delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere as well as our culinary offers. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Your Amalthea team

Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Very good food and Service ! Suggestion!!! We stay at the Hotel one week and the breakfast and Diner buffet was exzellent every day

Date of visit: October 2022
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AG_Hotel_Management, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2022

Dear Matthias, thank you very much for your fantastic rating and review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our varied Greek buffet as well as our Greek hospitality. We hope to welcome you back soon. Your Amalthea-Team

Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Great place with a wonderfull team. Thanks Tzanitos. Christoforos.Eleni. Niki. Georgia Fanis Xristina Theodora Mironas And many more. Fqntastic foodbuffet.. breakfast and diner.

Date of visit: October 2022
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AG_Hotel_Management, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2022

Dear guest, thank you so much for your great review. We are amazed that you enjoyed our culinary offers and our whole team took such a good care of you. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon back. All the best, Your Amalthea family

Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

We went here already three times and they kept changing the menu. Every time it was great! We loved the graviera breaded turkey, the tender veal, the lamb chops and many more. Also there is a big variety of starters to mix and try. 😊...You can sit inside and outside, but if you have a special wish I recommend making a reservation, as it can get quite busy.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Georgia Vardaki, Owner at Amalthea Restaurant,Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2022

Dear Isabell, we really appreciate the time you took for leaving us this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that we could amaze you with our Cretan Cuisine and hospitality. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Vardakis family...More

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