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“The best and only place to have a beer!”
Review of Zythodon - CLOSED

Zythodon
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 25 April 2014

This place is amazing - I love everything about being on holiday on Crete, except the lack of decent beer. Sure you can get a Mythos or a Heineken anywhere, but if you like me love to actually taste new and exciting beers (or some local micro brews), then you will have a hard time!

Zythodon is the exception though! With their wide and exciting range of local and international beers, they make themselves more than worth a visit for anyone who loves to taste more interesting beers, than your average pilsner.

The lady who served us had a brought and detailed knowledge of all the beers that she served, and she seemed really excited about giving the customers not just a beer and some food, but a culinary experience.

With each beer we got, there was a small plate with different snacks served, specially chosen to fit each beer that we got. This was an amazing service, and something that more than justified the higher price for the beer itself.

This place is worth a visit for anyone who wants an awesome beer tasting experience!

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1  Thank Bjarne90
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Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

This small little bar was a real surprise to find in a tourist place like Platanias. The selection of Greek micro brewery beers are real good complemented with some international ones. You get a small tapa (or near) with every beer and the staff were real friendly. Highly recommended if you want something else than Mythos.

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1  Thank j_peder
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This place is different from the most other cocktail bars and restaurants in the Platanias' only street.

First time I entered this half basement restaurant bar, I got an impression that I am transfered in Copenhagen, or Amsterdam.

First, there is no big flat-screen TV on the wall (they are not begging bunch of Scandinavian football fans to come in).
Second, the coise of beer is quite like in some beer house (ølhus) in Copenhagen or Amstredam - Belgian beers (Duvel, Westmalle, trapist beers tripel and dubbel),
Pale Ale,
and draft greek beers.
(In other local bars you can get only Alpha or Mythos.)
Third, food. No traditional Greek meals (not that I have something aginst them) - but something that looks like Copemhagen-beer-menu.
Fusion cuisine, so to speak, but also with a Greek touch.
(For example - plate with 3 kind of Greek sausages in orange sauce for only 6.5 euro.)
They offer also cheese croquetes with caramelized onion (they call it donuts) and carameliyed ,ribs (they called it bacon).
Fourth, the furniture. Exactly like in Underwood gallery in Copenhagen for example.

On the wall there are 6 black and white pictures of 6 deceased rock musicians. (Joplin, Winehouse, Cobain... you can figure out the pattern can't you?).

Threre times a week there is a live jazz-rock music, usually two guitarist.
Music for the speakers is eiher main stream or fusion jazz rock.

I have spent three weeks in Greece this summer and Zythodon was a kind of comfort place for me.

I was sitting in half basement bar over a glass of lager beer and watching dead musicians on the wall or fat legs of Scandinavian tourists (the sidewalk was too often too narrow that two groups of obese blondines can pass each other, so one group had to step down to the driveway. Obesity is really a problem these days. Ok, bad joke.

Anyways, If you want a break of football crowd and usual tourist place, go there and you will find a piece of Danish/Dutch spirit on the hot island of Crete.

(I had to ask the waitress /who reminds me on Amy Whitehouse a little bit/ is the owner maybe a Dutch or Dane? No, she said, there are two Greek girls that own a place.) Fantastic.

They offer nice cocktails, fine choice of shots but - no coffee. Never mind.

Working hours 18.00-03.00.

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Thank Crnkovic
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

This is a cosy littel restaurant with a great varity of greek beer and excellent food. Zithodon stands out in the crowd due to its small menucard wich fresh original food and due to its very kindly and smiling staff.

I highly recommend their burger and their chickpea salad.

Overall Zithodon is worth visiting - and revisiting!!!!

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Thank mubn
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Fantastic little bar in the middle of Plathanias. If you want tho have beer from Greek microbreweries and a lot of other good beer is this the Place. A little Island in the ocean of Mythos and other bad lagerbeeres. Friendly staff and excellent food!

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1  Thank Henrik S
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