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Captain Nikolas

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Port of Platanos | Port of Platanos, Falassarna, Crete 734 00, Greece
+30 2822 041269
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

My mom and I went there after a long flight day. We were starving. They have a great reasonably priced fish menu. I love grilled calamari and there I've tried one of the best grilled calamari I've eaten in North America and Europe. Fish is always fresh catch. They say the owner goes out in the sea and catches it... More 

Thank Ася П
Helsinki, Finland
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144 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Sun, sea, sand beach and a good restaurant with good food. What more could you ask for. Nice to just sit and relax, looking out over the water and eat well. Maybe take a swim after dinner?

Thank Cityscramblers
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

First of all, I like cats. But when I go to a restaurant I don't expect them persistently jumping on our table and trying to eat from our plates. However at this place there were about a dozen cats doing exactly this, with the staff (two local small town boys) doing little to nothing about it, despite our polite complaints.... More 

1 Thank Kicksalot1
Arcachon, France
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Not something you find easily but absolutely worth the effort. Located on the south side of Falasarna beach, Captain Nikolas is all you can wish for in authentic good Greek cuisine. I had red peppers with garlic (my favourite) and fried aubergines and courgettes as my first course, followed by grilled scampi with lemon and garlic. To die for. Go... More 

1 Thank dorinegevel
Limassol, Cyprus
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Literally one step away from the sand, they have tables on the beach if you want. Friendly staff and the food was very tasty. I tried the fresh grilled shrimps that were lovely, but my boyfriend's swordfish was divine. This is what I expect from a Greek taverna, a bit away from the busiest restaurants.

Thank Babumorgana
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited this seaside taverna several times and have always received a warm welcome and an enjoyable meal. Excellent location and beautiful views of mountains and sunset.

Thank Yoginihil
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Everything was perfect, superb delicious and very fresh. The setting was like a filmset, only it was completely natural! The beach, the abandoned boat on the beach, the seats and tables in the sand (we sat on the balcony in the shade). True Cretan hospitality; amazing! We were lead to the kitchen to pick our Tsipoura (Sea Bream) that was... More 

Thank BethLeon
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2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Nice and traditional place nearby the little port. I recommend fish as it is very fresh and the owners of the restaurant catch it personally. I am Italian and snob food person but I really recommend the grilled cuttlefish and squids cooked in red wine. They are delicious. Cool having dinner on a table set on the beach at the... More 

Thank giuliwilsi
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We came by and got enthralled by the beautiful view over the ocean and knowing that the sun would set in less than 1 hour, we decided to have dinner at Captain Nikolas. The had fried anchovies and grilled sardines. Lovely and fresh. The taziki and the Greek salad was also very good and the kids enjoyed the fried zucchini... More 

Thank AlexandraLundbaek
Milan, Italy
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely good! We had a royal snapper of 2,5kg for the whole of us: the fish was fresh, well cooked and nicely served, the waiters very kind and nice. Only a little bit expensive........

Thank MaxPeraz70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port of Platanos | Port of Platanos, Falassarna, Crete 734 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Falassarna
  • Phone Number: +30 2822 041269

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