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Drakiana Taverna

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$$ - $$$
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Platanias, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 061677
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful evening, with friends celebrating my 65th Birthday. Food, wine and venue, enjoyed by all. Highly recommended

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Drakiana is a wonderful place for walks for nature lovers and Drakiana Taverna is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat with friends or even just a drink. Relaxing atmosphere next to the river Iardanos (or Keritis) which unfortunately is dry in the summer. During hot summer days the perfect place to visit as it is nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

After the most beautiful 3km walk from Platanias, through the valley of Keritis river I came to the Drakiana taverna. The land family are the nicest of people and they serve the best food you can get. A must do during your vacation.

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Espoo, Finland
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a country tavern. It is a very special place. Only a short drive from Platanias out through the hills and orchards, it really is a lovely drive, it sits amongst beautiful shady trees along the river (no water in the summer). Tables are set out in a large courtyard and it is really cooler and very pleasant.We have... More 

Thank Ronald J
Dymock, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We drove to this secluded restaurant from Maleme. We chose to have a set Cretan meal which was delicious. The service was good and the owners very friendly. The place is surrounded by trees around a large eating are and a river runs by. This was dry when we visited as it was the end of the summer. The place... More 

Thank Jackie T
Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and have never been disappointed. A little hard to find but worth the drive. The last time we were there, my friends put the address in the gps which took them to a different location so it might be best to call the tavern ahead of time to confirm the location.The... More 

Thank chrissief02
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

It's a bit out of the way and you may briefly wonder if you've come to the right place until you enter the large courtyard around the side. It's well worth finding though. The food was first rate and the waiter was very friendly and had helpful suggestions. The children played in the play area or explored the surrounding trees.... More 

Thank Buckbullet
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stayed locally and at one night at this taverna excellent food and the free Raki was soo good we asked to take some home :)

Thank 1984AlexH
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was fantastic and magical experience. The place and athmosphere is amazing and food is excellent. Very good service. Our kids had a good time on the playground. We all enjoyed this restaurant so much. We were here few days ago. Aivan huikean upea ja taianomainen paikka. Meidän aikuisten mielestä paras ravintola missä koskaan olemme olleet niin tunnelman kuin ruoankin... More 

Thank Silvia K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Drakania for our last diner in Crete considering tripadvisor's reviews and photos. The place looks good, sympathetic service but the food was really disappointing as well as their own produced wine. Of all restaurants we went during our holidays in Crete, it is the worst one.

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Platanias, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 061677

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