Shops, beaches, tavernas and basically a hotel for cats, Plaka is a great village to visit (Plaka is also located across from Spinalonga, so it makes for a great place to catch a boat ride over to the island). I loved walking around the village and checking out the beautiful views, beaches, shops and the notes left by cats.
Now, let's talk about what's actually important: the food. My favourite restaurant in Plaka was Taverna Giorgos (Jiovanni's) and I ordered the sea bass (So delicious!). If you call ahead, they will reserve a seat right on the cliff (Not sure if sitting this close to the edge of a cliff is a good idea, but it sure looked nice). As you can tell from the angle of my photo, I did not receive special treatment, but I dreamed about sitting at this empty table all night....really wish I called ahead. One of the great things about this restaurant is that their menu shamelessly brags about how Lady Gaga and Rhiana had both visited the restaurant- and they had pictures to prove it! I unfortunately only have a picture of this 'reserved' sign. Maybe the cats left it.
Another restaurant I enjoyed was Captain Nicolas (Right next door to Giorgos). Dinner began with our waiter taking us into the kitchen to inspect their catches of the day. I was not exactly sure of what I should have been looking for, or what questions I should have been asking, but I did enjoy the experience. Their menu (and fridge) had a wide variety of food, but we ordered whatever it is that is pictured below....and it was also delicious!
Thanks for the hospitality, Plaka!
My name is Sara and I love finding new things to do in a new city. This website is an attempt to share the things that excite me in a new place through stories, photos, lists, travel tips and tricks.