Cretan Cuisine- Olive Tree restaurant in Platanias, Chania, Crete- Sea view restaurant in Chania

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 Cretan 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” .

Cretan Diet and Cuisine in Chania- Dish with potatoes and aromatic Cretan Herbs

Cretan Diet

Top quality natural products are the basis of our traditional Cretan 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. We are proud ambassadors of Cretan Cuisine!


You will be surprised by the blend of local history, culture and nature, found in your daily meals which are based on genuine Cretan flavours and tastes.

Breakfast served at the hotel

Only A Part Of The “Platanias Ariston” Cretan Cuisine Breakfast

  • “lychnarakia” (little pies comtaining) sweet “myzithra” cheese fresh orange juice
  • fresh orange juice
  • malotira” (local endemic mountain tea)
  • fresh milk locally produced
  • raisins and walnuts locally produced
  • home made cakes in various flavours
  • local yoghurt