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Finikas Taverna

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Finikas restaurant is ​​located in one of the most beautiful and quiet parts of Platanias and serves quality greek food since 1997. It is addressed to anyone, local or foreign, who wants to enjoy pure clean food, and is very friendly to families with small children, since it has a playground and the road that passes in front of it is private. Finikas restaurant owned by Motaki family, with extensive experience in catering. The principle applied is: "We do not serve what we do not want to be served to us." At the end of May 2016 the major renovation of the space was completed, so, even those who visit us for many years, will see a very different, more functional and more beautiful restaurant, but with the same insistence on the quality of the food served. We invite you to see up close and we are sure you will be satisfied.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Mediterranean, Greek
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Finikas apartments is a great place to stay , Kostos the owner is a very friendly person, there is only one other staff the cleaner and she does a fantastic job. The view from Finikas is great it gives you the impression that you are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank U8232NRcolinb
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant having seen the great reviews and rating on trip advisor. I really cannot understand how it has got to the top 3 rated restaurants in Platanias! Food was dry, over cooked and tasteless. The place had no atmosphere. The staff were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Islandgirl712
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We have visited the Finikas Taverna many times over the last few years. The welcome is always warm and the food very good. Love the place!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cornishgirl294
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

One local lady suggested this restaurant. We went back 5 nights to have dinner there. We tried many things mostly local stuff. Fish,lamb, moussaka,greek salad (even the house salad called Finikas salad) fried veggies, all was great. The restaurant is pretty and clean the waiters...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank judit k
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We came here many years ago and were looking forward to returning. We have been in Platanias for two weeks and pretty well went to every restaurant. This was the best without a doubt for its tasty food and good service. We ate here 3times...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vespa150
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Believe all the super reviews on here - it is the most consistently wonderful place I have ever eaten in Crete. Some places you return to after a good meal only to be disappointed - this was never the case with Finikas. Without fail the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LizzyJEpsom
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We have been visiting this Taverna for many years and it never disappoints. It is family run and in a quite and relaxing setting away from the main road and traffic. This year was our 25th wedding anniversary and we did not hesitate in choosing...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VeryHappyPeople
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Our Barman recommended this restaurant to us and it was beautiful, great find! The food was so fresh and tasty and the staff were so friendly and welcoming, highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nicola A
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

What a great restaurant. Food was outstanding. Very helpful staff. Definitely becoming back here.5 stars.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank matthew m
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing!! Staff were very accommodating & friendly it's a bit of main road it's definitely a hidden gem . I always go on the cleanliness of w.c spotless I give this a 10/10

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jacque H
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13 June 2018|
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Response from taftar | Property representative |
Hello. It is around 5km on the east. You can get here by car, bus or take one of the hop on - hop off trains. And of course you can come on foot if you like.
12 June 2018|
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Response from taftar | Property representative |
Hello. There is only outdoor sitting in our restaurant. You cannot see the sea from your table, but it's only 60m til you step on the sand and there are no cars or buses on your way there. We hope that was helpful.
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