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Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
+30 2821 060545
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chateaubriand” (13 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here based on other reviews and was not disappointed. Nothing wrong about the Greek restaurants in platanias, but many of them are quite similar. Symposium is not, it's definitely a level up from many of the other tourist places. Menu is varied and original....More

1  Thank Elise Nicoline M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food and nice personel. Extra plus for the outside heating this cold evening. Tips: Make a reservation, the restaurant was full.

1  Thank Hans J
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant on final night of holiday. Most tables were outside, we visited at beginning of May so was still a tad cold however staffed offered blankets and also turned on heaters for us. I had squid for starters and lamb...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our week in platanias ended with us eating here, they had just re-opened for the summer and it was the best chataubriand we have ever eaten recommend over any other. Can't wait to go back.

Thank stelinhoyle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined in Symposium tonight, what can I say, it was absolutely fab. We dined upstairs indoors as it was threatening to rain. Beautiful cosy room. The staff were friendly and helpful but the food sealed the deal. Best meal in 13 nights in Platanais...More

Thank irambler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good entrecoté steak and nice and polite service. We would go again for some good steak. Price was arapund 28€ per steak so little bit higher than other restaurants, but it was worth the price.

Thank Christoffer A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant,we were recommended to go here by there sister restaurant,greek rustic tapas (also amazing).We were met at the door by dragan,I highly recommend asking for him as you enter,he was a pleasure from start to finish,the setting is beautifully done & the...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here last night. The food was exceptional, the staff were so friendly especially "Dragan"- lovely man who looked after us so well. I went for the rib eye steak and my husband went for the beef fillet- both cooked to perfection. I had...More

Thank louslat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped by after wandering the streets of Platanias looking for a good dinner. Symposium did not disappoint. The patio design was modern and beautiful...one of the nicest patios we have dined on. We had mussels, lamb shank and chicken curry. All...More

Thank Daviosul
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Amazing and lovely place with delicated design. The service and very Good food,its more like gourmet restaurant,the service is exelent and the staff take Good care of you.Its many costoumers who came back every year,its recomand for couple as family. If you want a more...More

Thank Anne M
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Hi could you tell me what date in 2017 you are open
6 May 2017|
Response from Odikaios | Property representative |
Ηallo. We are open right now. Every day from 17:00.
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Rolf J
Hi, we have heard about Your restaurant from some friends who is there just now. Our question is if we hav to recommend a table if we want to eat at Your restaurant. We are going to stay in Gerani in 14 days from july 8. Thankfull for Your answer.
27 June 2016|
Response from Odikaios | Property representative |
Hallo Rolf First welcome to the island. I want to believe that by saying recommend a table you mean to book a table. If I am right then i can say if your dinning time is between 7.30- 9.30 then is better to book a table to... More
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Hello! Our 16 years old son is very allergic to gluten, he will be sick from the smallest amount of this. Is it safe to eat here? If you have french fries - do you cook it in oil that has not been used for other purposes? Grateful for answers, thank you - best regards Grethe (Norway)
19 July 2015|
Response from Odikaios | Property representative |
Hello Grethe!! I can tell you that we use only natural products in our meals. The French fries they cooked separately. We work many years for people with allergic to gluten. We didn’t have ever problems. To make you feel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 060545
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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
A selection of Greek and International wines, spirits & cocktails Bookings essential
Bookings essential