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“Different than the others”

Arokaria - Restaurant - Cafe
Ranked #128 of 140 Restaurants in Platanias
Price range: US$ 19 - US$ 21
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: On the main street of Platanias, lies the restaurant “AROKARIA”In a beautiful garden, with touches of traditional architecture that tie up harmonically with the rich natural environment, we have accommodate, since 1991 til today, thousands of visitors, known or not.Staying faithful to the authentic Cretan cuisine, we offer our visitors the joy to taste traditional dishes given with a modern perception, emphasizing to the authentic tastes and pure local products..
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Arokaria is a local coffee place that serves nice desserts and homemade refreshments. The architecture of the place is also very nice!

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have been several times to this lovely place. The atmosphere is great, Variety of choice for drink and many snacks. We even listened live music there. The cafe is beautifully furnished with many wooden details. They have good Wi-fi connection as well. The stuff is friendly and polite.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

we were drawn to this place as it stood out from the rest and we wasn't disappointed. my 2 children ordered from the kids menu and the portion sizes were very good,i enjoyed my lamb chops and the price was very good, would go back again

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of beers here. When we ordered we got a plate of cheese, homemade pickles, tomatoes, different slices of meat. Along with the beers of course.
Had a great waiter that was really pleasant and I recommend a stop here to at least rest your legs.

Thank Christoffer D
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

This restaurant isn't entirely bad, but it's totally unremarkable. The place is very nice but the food feels so uninspired. We made the mistake of eating in very popular cretan locations twice, once here and once in Chania. Places like this simply can't compete with more traditional tavernas located in the small villages, where they serve real traditional cretan food at lower prices.

So the food in this restaurant was below the average for Crete.
Of the entire wine list they only had two wines, one red and one white. We had a Moscato, wich was absolutely terrible.
On top of it, we came a bit late, so they rushed out the dishes and we had two waiters and the chef (I think he was the chef, as he came out of the kitchen as the last dish was served) constantly and impatiently staring at us to see if we were finished.

To sum it up: a nice looking place for mass tourists with no taste for good food.
If you to taste the real cretan cuisine, move a bit out from the main places and go looking in the small villages.

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Thank Andrea G
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