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Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
+30 2821 060545
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant on final night of holiday. Most tables were outside, we visited at beginning of May so was still a tad cold however staffed offered blankets and also turned on heaters for us. I had squid for starters and lamb kelfecto for mains, both were lovely. Wife had steak which was cooked medium rare as... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our week in platanias ended with us eating here, they had just re-opened for the summer and it was the best chataubriand we have ever eaten recommend over any other. Can't wait to go back.

Thank stelinhoyle
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined in Symposium tonight, what can I say, it was absolutely fab. We dined upstairs indoors as it was threatening to rain. Beautiful cosy room. The staff were friendly and helpful but the food sealed the deal. Best meal in 13 nights in Platanais . The starter( mushrooms) were so tasty, main courses were superb and desserts were also... More 

Thank irambler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good entrecoté steak and nice and polite service. We would go again for some good steak. Price was arapund 28€ per steak so little bit higher than other restaurants, but it was worth the price.

Thank Christoffer A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant,we were recommended to go here by there sister restaurant,greek rustic tapas (also amazing).We were met at the door by dragan,I highly recommend asking for him as you enter,he was a pleasure from start to finish,the setting is beautifully done & the food was by far a cut above anything else on the island & would match... More 

Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here last night. The food was exceptional, the staff were so friendly especially "Dragan"- lovely man who looked after us so well. I went for the rib eye steak and my husband went for the beef fillet- both cooked to perfection. I had the melon and papaya salad to start while he had the beef carpaccio, again- both... More 

Thank louslat
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by after wandering the streets of Platanias looking for a good dinner. Symposium did not disappoint. The patio design was modern and beautiful...one of the nicest patios we have dined on. We had mussels, lamb shank and chicken curry. All dishes were very tasty, and the quality of service and food was above and beyond... More 

Thank Daviosul
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Amazing and lovely place with delicated design. The service and very Good food,its more like gourmet restaurant,the service is exelent and the staff take Good care of you.Its many costoumers who came back every year,its recomand for couple as family. If you want a more exelent restaurant visit Symposium 💖🍾

Thank Anne M
Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The food was exquisite. Sould definitely be one of the restaurants you must visit during your stay in Platanias.

Thank Bergen_girl90
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 769 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Elegant restaurant, Symposium, this greek name means "drinking with company", and this is a nice restaurant if you are in a good company; magnific ambiance, good wine, excellent fine and delicious menus, french presentation of good plate; for special feast and nice moments.

Thank Manuela L

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street Platanias, Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 060545
Symposium Restaurant
Symposium is the trademark of elegance and class in Platanias. Acclaimed in its collection of Greek and International dishes based on organic and free range and a best quality products for those who care about what they eat.
Indoor and outdoor options
A selection of Greek and International wines, spirits & cocktails Bookings essential
Bookings essential

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