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“romantic spot one of our favourites”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Drakiana Taverna

Drakiana Taverna
Ranked #28 of 128 Restaurants in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“romantic spot one of our favourites”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

we always vist this beautiful restaurent in probably the best location in crete. Even the walk through the orange groves does not prepare you for the serenity,peace and friendliness that awaits all visitors superb atmosphere and staff, always miss this place till we return again. Trevor & Mary Baley , Hartlepool U.K.

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Petros M, Manager at Drakiana Taverna, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
We love the location too and hope you will return soon.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a lovely, quiet location”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We've been to many restaurants in Crete and this one serves the best food in our opinion. The chicken pie and the chicken in tomato sauce are my favorites ... and the cheese and ham sticks done in crispy thin pastry ... deeelish ...! We've been there several times and the food has always been excellent. The restaurant stands alone in a quiet area next to a river amongst orange groves. It's a beautiful walk or cycle run from Platanias - and the restaurant also runs a free mini-bus shuttle service. It's especially lovley to sit outside under the trees in summer. We'll be back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Milano Marittima, Italy
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A decent place to enjoy the Cretan Hospitality”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Beautiful spot amongst tall trees not that far away from busy Platanias. Warm hearted owner was keen to help us with the food and the wine. Big plus: The snails " chochlioi bourbouristoi". Big minus: some meat dishes served with " full" with fresh cream sause not matching at all with the traditional atmosphere. Better to visit for lunch since in the evening can be empty and chilly.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 reviews
“Wow what a find!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

A lovely relaxed restaurant 3km outside Platanias. The walk is great especially just before sunset, through orange trees looking towards the mountains. However there is a FREE transfer bus to Platanias. Friendly staff and amazing situation. Sitting under the trees next to the river - perfect! And no mossies!! As for the food excellent and home cooked can also recommend the house wine!!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Excellent food and service - don't miss a visit”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

A family run restaurant with excellent traditional Greek food. It's a lovely walk into the countryside but there is a free minibus. We would highly recommend the restaurant if you want superb home-cooked food away from the tourist restaurants.

  • Visited August 2013
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