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Waves on the Rock

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Ravdoucha Beach, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
+30 2824 023133
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited this taverna several times during our family summer holiday in August and would thoroughly recommend it. The food is traditionally Greek, no frills, the dishes come out quickly and everything we had was extremely tasty and very good value. Not easy to find in the dark though!

Thank Lisat9827
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We rode here by motorbike via Afrata and had lunch before spending a bit of time on the beach. My husband had the small fish platter which he wasn't blown away by but it was very generous for the price (about €12 I think). Greek salad was good, service was perfectly ok but no warmth or friendliness like we've experienced... More 

Thank Julie S
County Down, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited this Taverna many years ago and enjoyed our meal. We had forgotten how winding the road to the restaurant was, but even that was enjoyable. A great spot for watching the golden sun go down to the sounds of gentle waves bringing total relaxation....but that's not all. The food was delicious (as was the cold beer) and the... More 

Thank RostrevorNI
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had evening dinner here, which consisted of fried zucchini, and a lovely Greek salad for starters, then we had the kilo of lamb which came with fried potatoes, also house white wine, we were advised that the house red is very strong. The lamb was delicious, although a little salty for me, my wife loved it. Very welcoming and... More 

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Sarzana, Italy
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379 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great dinner with family and friends! Selection of fresh fish is excellent and there are a lot of Greek and Cretan specialties. Eating outside is amazing, but I suggest to make a reservation because the restaurant was full. Personnel is very gentle, prepared and professional and can guide you into the right choices. I totally recommend grilled fish and octopus,... More 

Thank GriGio91
Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place has become our favorite spot on Crete. Great location, good food, wonderful owner. Will be returning again (and again).

Thank Lenochika
Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great food + beautiful relaxed outdoor environment = perfect last meal in Crete. We loved everything that we ordered (the fried zucchini were the best we've ever tasted!), and my husband enjoyed visiting the kitchen to choose his seafood selection. Our favorite aspect of the evening was the local feel to the whole experience, from driving down a long squiggly... More 

Thank journeyhome
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

After a morning on the Beach (which is pebbles not sand, and has a slightly slippy rock area to cross before you get to the sea) we had lunch at Waves on the Rock. A lovely restaurant with a lovely outside seating area under trees (or you can sit inside). I ordered the Greek salad and it arrived in a... More 

Thank Caroline H
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A cosy and nice taverna on a remote beach that not everyone finds (means it's not crowded). Many locals eat here which is a good sign and gives a genuine feeling. The taverna is run by a lovely family that walks around and talks to the guests, gives suggestions on things to do in the neighborhood etc. The food is... More 

Thank Helena L
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great food ,quality produce,friendly staff. "Hot day after a good snorkel( also a sheltered area with little or no waves for younger ones) Cold beer,lovely food and day dream to the sound of the sea" Job done

Thank Daniel R

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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, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ravdoucha Beach, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias  >  Kolymbari
  • Phone Number: +30 2824 023133

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