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The Ruin

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Bar, Pub
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200 Meters West From the Central Square in Platanias, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
+30 2821 060345
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Chania Town, Greece
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Ruin is a drink bar and most of the summer they also have live music. Very good service, best bar to in center of the Platanias for a drink or to dance if you have passed the age for the teenage music bars.

Thank MarianneB6
County Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had great time here.They have live rock music and a lovely garden.The menu is various,lots of cocktails,beers and others.The staff is very friendly.The location is in the middle of Platanias. I would definitely comeback there!!

Thank kalipsso
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Good staff and live music. Location central.Sit and look out or go inside - what I called the den. Big settees so you can get comfy and listen to music, great gig really hence we went several times and got a little tipsy..........

1 Thank boo4jan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Nice staff and good location. In the evening you can enjoy live music in the backyard. It's always good space, even in high season.

Thank Frode L
Silkeborg, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Everytime we come to Crete we visit the Ruin at least a few times. We like to sit with a beer or an icecoffee and Watch the tourists and the traffic as they pass by.

1 Thank Alice K
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We have visited this bar many times before. Our last trip was July this year. we have never eaten here,just been there in the evenings, they have live music and a dj - the bar is mostly open air. The staff are all friendly. One night when we was sat listening to music my hubby and me saw the BEST... More 

1 Thank milliecope
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170 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Situated on main street in Platanias. Interesting decor. People watching. The greek coffe and drink was to our satisfaction. Service good.

Thank Kim1307
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2012 via mobile

Didn't have dinner since it came across as mainly a bar so only drinks for us, great atmosphere and lounge area in a garden made to look like an old ruin, modern live music and dj's the days we where there, really genuine and beautiful, staff very friendly, truly a little gem in platanias when it comes to after dinner... More 

Thank Skysunbeach
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

my dad spent 15 or so years building that cafe and before he sold it it was in tip top condition everyone would leave tips . The last time i went in there was 4 years ago when i was 9 and was just sold . I dont know what has hapened since the new owner has changed things around... More 

2 Thank irini h
Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2011

we went for late night drinks. Detached service, they even forgot about a scheduled birthday event! Coffe tasted like beans had been used 3 times. Longdrinks were 8 euros. Ok music from the 80ties over the speakers.

Thank bjsimon

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Meters West From the Central Square in Platanias, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 060345
The Ruin is a cafe bar located 200 meters away from Platanias Square. Enjoy a drink in our garden and listen to live rock & blues music every night. We serve snacks, ice cream, coffees, cocktails, long drinks, wine and a wide variety of beers.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?