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The Olive Tree

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Platanias Chania Crete, Platanias, Crete 731 00, Greece (Formerly Rania FC)
+30 697 686 0573
08:00 - 00:00
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a very beautiful place to the beach side,recomand for lunch and late dinner,its a beautiful atmosphere there,quiet place eveningtime for relaxe and enjoy,lunch time next to the beach for a brake from the sunbed and enjoy very Good small dishes and cold drinks under umbrella 😎🌞🇬🇷☕️🍽💖

Thank Anne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed in Greece for a week. During our stay we went to The Olive tree at least 5-6 times. Loved all food, everything was really fresh, service was really good, prices very affordable and obviously the best views in Chania!

Thank Gosia K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant on the sea front in platanias Crete, where the staff are lovely, the food is excellent and you can relax knowing you're going to be well looked after. We were in platanias at the end of the season so lots of places to eat were quiet, but this was very popular, and rightly so.

Thank Jackie S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Ok food, but when we came to eat a breakfast buffet one morning the staff looked us up and down and told us how much the breakfast costs,like they didnt think we could afford it,maybe it was because we was going to the beach right after,and was wearing beach clothes with shirts ofcourse:) but it was not a nice feeling.so... More 

Thank Tom S
Kungsbacka, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Having lunch in Platanias can be frustrating and just a repetition of what you already had the previous day. At the "Olive" you not only get a great variety of dishes, but also with a superb location right litteraly on the beach.

Thank Farbrorbla
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

One of the best restaurant in Platanias, the food is great (try the grandma plate) and the location is beautiful. Good service, We always find us self coming back to this restaurant.

Thank Martesg95
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Very good location by the sea. Good menu. Kids can play on the beach waiting for dinner. Feebies included after meal: fruit plate and jar of raki.

Thank Marcus B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, beautiful location and serviceminded crew. Friendly atmosphere. Family friendly as well.

Thank Espen B
Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Situated right at the Beach, The Olive Tree offres both great food and great views of the bay. Enjoy the sunset while watching the sun set. The staff is very nice, polite and not without a sence of humor. All the food vas served a bit fast though. No time to relax and wait between straters and main course. Very... More 

Thank Kenneth S
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely venue. Excellent food and great service. Def want to go back! It's off the Main Street, which is noisy with traffic, and it's right beside the beach. All in all, a winner!

Thank Rozelyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Mediterranean, European, Greek, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Platanias Chania Crete, Platanias, Crete 731 00, Greece (Formerly Rania FC)
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 697 686 0573
At the Olive tree restaurant you can enjoy the Cretan and Mediterean food! We use and promote local, quality products in combination with the revival of traditional flavours and new gastronomic proposals from 12:00 pm to 00:00 at midnight.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?