The Olive Tree Restaurant
A basic reference point on the “map of tastes” and sophisticated dining both in Platanias Town and in the wider Chania region, offering genuine local cuisine on an “a la carte “ menu, is the restaurant of the Platanias Ariston Hotel with its unique characteristics.
Relax while enjoying our hospitality, the fascinating view of the vast blue seas, the fresh food cooked with herbs and fruit coming from the “Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete” .
Top quality natural products are the basis of our traditional cuisine, where ingredients and their flavours are not affected or changed by excessive spices. The main ingredients of the Cretan diet are pure virgin olive oil, wild greens, vegetables, pulses, fish, meat, sea food, wine and tsikoudia (or raki , as you may know it)!In addition to these, there is a great variety of cheeses , especially Cretan graviera, “anthotiros” and “myzithra”. Yoghurt, honey, fresh orange juice and various fruit supplement this valuable, healthy diet.
Crete has one of the oldest and tastiest culinary traditions of the world, a tradition of flavours, aromas, ingredients and techniques originating from prehistoric years and continuing up to the present day.