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“Best time in Platanias, Crete”

Astrea Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 131 Restaurants in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Astrea starting operating in 2000 introducing the Cretan, the Greek and the Mediterranean cuisine to its customers. From the moments you enter the restaurant, you will feel a member of Fandridakis family. The owner Mr. George is at the door to welcome you. Everything here at Astrea is well taken care to the last detail. The decoration, the food and the service. But, what makes Astrea distinguish is the magnificent view, which enchants every visitor. The restaurant organizes traditional Cretan nights three times a week.
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“Best time in Platanias, Crete”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Super food the best kretinian kitchen I've visited. The service is #1!! If you don't like happy people and a good time, stay away, if you love life, good food and good company you will have the time of your life. On a scale from 1-10 I will give it 20

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The view is fantastic - everything else is terrible”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We booked a table for three in due time and all were looking forward to a wonderful evening at this highly recommended restaurant. What a major disappointment! We didn't get a table with a view as promised over the telephone. Instead we were offered a table in the middle of the restaurant, under the roof close to a rather noisy crowd. The waiters were busy and hectic. Especially confronted with the fact we had made reservation for a table with a view (which way the reason we chose this restaurant in the first place). Stuck under the roof with a perfect view to the noisy crowd a quite ordinary hamburger arrived after less than 10 minutes. Two overdone pork fillets 'Astrea' were thrown on the table 20 minutes later (leading junior in a rather impatient mood). The waiters never bothered to fill up our glasses and their dialogue mainly consisted shouting over the tables. Forget everything you've heard about this restaurant. Yes, the view is indeed fantastic (if you are lucky to get one). The rest is incredibly unprofessional and rather uncharming. This is not the place you choose for a quiet evening and decent meal with your family. This is a place you go to drink with your friends as the atmosphere more like a bar than a restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Phantastic view”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has a phantastic view over Platanias and the personnel is very friendly. Great room for the kids to play in! The food was ok, nothing exceptional.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of our favourite restaurants in Platanias!!!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We have been visiting Platanias every year since 2004, and we always og to Astrea many times during Our holiday. We feel very welcome, lovely Food, Nice People, lot of fun!!! and of course the best view in town!!! Already looking forward to go there in august!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Toril L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Noisy, tacky, tourist trap!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

The food is below average and quite pricy, compared to others around. The staff is loud and are constantly trying to impress you with their knowledge of Scandinavian languages, and that's just annoying when you're trying to eat. It feels like they are trying so hard to make it like a party place and playing football supporter songs really loud. If you want a fantastic view, service and food, go a little further to Meteoron not far from Cosmos.

  • Visited June 2014
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7 Thank Lillemyst
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