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Zaharias Taverna

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Platanos | Falassarna, Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
+30 2822 041285
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly people only too happy to see you. The Greek people are always welcoming and these were no exception. We only stopped for a drink but ended up having lunch and so glad we did. Tasty bread and sooooo tasty meatballs. All 3 of us were more than happy with everything.

Thank dottydora2017
Hollola, Finland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is great because of Fotis Volakakis. The basic material they use is from local village or their own garden.

Thank Juhani V
Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on way back from beach and was not disappointed. Warm and friendly hosts. Followed the home-made recommendations, in particular his mothers goat cheese on the Greek salad was superb. Enjoyed the meat balls and aubergine with cheese. The giant beans were yummy, more than enough and the price was inexpensive. All together an excellent lunch.

Thank Psm-thoughts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was our favourite and most frequented restaurant during our stay in Falassarna. The food is all organic, fresh and home grown. We loved the cheese pies and the tzazikis but the other food was also really good. The fried zucchini and aubergine slices were perfect. The homemade red wine is also excellent. The restaurant was recommended to us by... More 

Thank Harsh a
Roche, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

If like us and have visited Greece on several occasions we have become rather fussy about not eating tourist Greek food and try and seek out more traditional Tavernas, well this was a fantastic find and we stopped here on our way back into Falasarna where we were staying. The welcome was very friendly and the menu instantly told us... More 

Thank Steve B
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256 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Returning after a couple of years we were glad to see that the place still offers very tasty Cretan food made from local ingredients. Tzatsiki 2,70€ tells that is reasonably prices. The best are filled zucchini, moussaka and some of lamb and rabbit foods - and tzatsiki as well. Children have a play corner inside, free parking outside and yu... More 

Thank jusaja
Celle, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

English speaking staff welcome you to this shaded, open air restaurant. There is an extensive (multi language) menu,catering for all tastes. Local wines, produced in the local area are available, or an extensive alcoholic or non alcoholic choice of drinks. Food is exceptional, cooked to order and reflects the range of Cretan dishes that has made dining in this part... More 

Thank DresdenTrip151
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We started with a tzatziki and immediately agreed that it was probably the best we had in a week. Followed by Greek salad made from their own garden grown vegetables and fantastic fantastic feta cheese. Then came the lamb and there was a real jackpot !!! The food is just fantastic. No further words needed. And given the fact that... More 

Thank Vaidotas B
Ghent, Belgium
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Food was ok but nothing really great. The guy who takes the ords tries to increase your consumption (and your bill). When we were there the service was quite slow. 30 minutes for order being taken and another 30 minutes for getting the food...In my opinion, there are many other places serving better food at lower prices.

Thank Koen v
Lido di Venezia, Italy
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stopped there at lunch the first day in Platanos-Falassarna and were very happy for the quality of the food and the kindness of the staff. Excellent meatballs for my daughter, super greek salad and wonderful domadaki with Zucchini flowers. Worthy to come back

1 Thank Marco A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Platanos | Falassarna, Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Kissamos
  • Phone Number: +30 2822 041285
Traditional Greek food. We use only locally produced food of the highest quality. We also produce our own wine and Raki. We are open for breakfast until late and offer free wifi and a very friendly welcome.

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