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Palio Arhontiko

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P. Polihronidi, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
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+30 2824 022124
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307 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had lunch in this seaside restaurant attracted by the TripAdvisor certificates the restaurant owner exhibits in front of his establishment and were not disappointed. The menu offers a large variety of typical Cretan dishes with a touch of modern cuisine and imaginative combinations. Although the meals were tasty and of good quality, we missed some particular note that would... More 

1 Thank Konstantin F
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465 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had two great meals here - lunch and dinner. The mousaka was excellent and the chicken was great too The prices are reasonable and the service is perfect

Thank Kevin_One_Man_Show
Chania Town, Greece
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This view in such a kind and open friendly invoriment. The food what was what we came for, was so super delouses. I really liked that they used Cretan product in there cooking, and all with a greek twist of ellegance. So nicely served . It was a pleasure eating there.

1 Thank lunamus231
Limassol, Cyprus
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a fantastic find tucked away in the village of Kolymbari . . . A creative and inspiring experience from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. Vassilis and his team have made every effort to ensure that you enjoy your time in there company, greeted with smiles and welcome drinks whilst you peruse the menu of... More 

1 Thank mrsred711
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Really nice place over looking the sea. We had booked and, because the sea was very wild and stormy that day, the restaurant had kindly reserved two tables for us to choose from, one in and one outside. Very thoughtful we thought - we had a lovely meal there, well served and overall had that feeling that we could sit... More 

Thank McFrankie
Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited this restaurant four times on our two-week family holiday in August and couldn't fault it. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent combined with the lovely picturesque location overlooking the sea. It is a bit more up market than other local restaurants and therefore more expensive but dfinitely worth it.

Thank Lisat9827
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I visited this place twice in one week. It is outstanding, in both value and quality. If you do nothing else, go and try the slow cooked goat. Remember to save some bead for the sauce at the end...heaven. Service is slick and impeccable. I could go on about the place forever. But the best advice is... More 

Thank GARY F
Daventry, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It was our first evening in Crete and we decided to come to this restaurant first. The welcome was really nice, we got glass of champange. But the service was really slow, for our menu we had to wait longer time. Everything was good just calamari felt like they were not cooked properly. Everything else was high class and the... More 

Thank Silvija101
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Spent our last night in crete at this restaurant,annoyed we didn't find this place sooner! Gorgeous food and amazing service. Would definitely eat here again. Thank you for our evening here.

Thank Kathryn S
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent!!! The musaka is very recommended. Atmosphere is nice, very romantic place on the shore. Service was beyond our expectations! Waiter was kind and did an entire ceremony around the shrimp pasta dish :) felt like gourmet restaurant.

Thank Amit Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: P. Polihronidi, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias  >  Kolymbari
  • Phone Number: +30 2824 022124

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