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Nikos Platanakis

Beachfront, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece
+30 699 231 8685
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“greek salad” (4 reviews)
“moussaka” (4 reviews)
“fruit” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Beachfront, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returning to Kato Zakros we decided to try a taverna we sipeed the last time. location and atmosphere were great bit unfortunately food was not up to par. The greek salad was mundane and the Tzakiki lacked the garlic sting. the restaurant offered a small...More

Thank mickeyg7
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here during previous visits to Crete. Never disappoints. Very traditional Greek food and good service.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We came to this place in 1999 and 2001. It has taken us 16 years to return. But we are glad we did. The simply charm of George, the co-owner is intoxicating. The food is delicious (try the swordfish for €8!) and prices reasonable.

1  Thank NicWise66
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Exeptional food and service.Sitting by the sea enjoying the waves music with excellent plates and raki

Thank imakion
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Very friendly service and hospitality. We ate greek salad and grilled fish. All was very fresh and delicious. Sitting at the seafront is very nice after walking hours through the gorge :)

Thank kseitsor
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...More

1  Thank hhuisman2
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank yotam r
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...More

Thank Jessiehunter
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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

Thank GEORGEF1983
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...More

Thank Marjorie R
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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