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Nikos Platanakis

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$$ - $$$
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Beachfront, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece
+30 699 231 8685
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Taverna Nikos Platanakis is located on the beach of Kato Zakros. We order a tzatziki, a Greek salad, moussaka and lamb from the oven. The service is friendly and smooth. The fries are crisp and the wine is good (retsina). The Greek salad is a bit simple. With a dressing or some herbs it would have been a little... More 

Thank hhuisman2
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

amzing location after the hike. very nice atmosphare. excelent food. vegan frindly !!! very recomanded

Thank yotam r
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Arrived here after a day of travelling and could not have been greeted with a nicer manager (sorry I can not remember your name), so helpful and accommodating. Helped us book into Kato Zakros Palace Apartments just up the road. Went the extra mile to help us which he did not have to do. Food was amazing and when we... More 

Thank Jessiehunter
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

amazing food, very friendly staff, good value for money, literrally on the beach. Family, traditional Cretan Taverna

Thank GEORGEF1983
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited the Nikos Platanakis restaurant after walking through the gorge known as 'The Valley of the Dead' which goes from Zakros to Kato Zakros. We drove to the restaurant and the owner helped us to arrange transportation to the start of the gorge. When we came back, after walking through the private garden of the restaurant where we were... More 

Thank Marjorie R
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely family run taverna on the beach. Food excellent hearty traditional fare but what makes it extra special is the much of the fruit and veg comes from the taverna's own kitchen garden. Beware ordering too much because every meal we were given a complementary starter and fruit (as well as cake and other sweet treats) virtually every visit!

Thank Janet5195
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

After an interesting drive from Ag Nik down to Zakros , we strolled from the archeological ruins of the Zakros Palace through the gardens of this restaurant to lunch on the beach . This is one of a strip of similar looking taverna on the edge of the beach in a one street village on a pretty little bay. .... More 

Thank Flynn59
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Memorable local food. Came back for second year and just as good as we remembered. Fantastic briam and herb pastries with roast vegetables

Thank Fred B
Agios Nikolaos, Greece
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We enjoyed the unique view of Cretan Pelagos, tasting a variety of tasty "treasures" that had just taken from the family's field!

Manchester, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I agree with the last review, the waiter was hopeless, really not interested in the customer. Food probably my least favourite of all the tavernas here. Eaten here for the last 4 years and felt the same every time.

Thank stephanie k

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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
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Kato Zakros
  • Phone Number: +30 699 231 8685

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