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All 215 Heraklion Restaurants

Parasies

Sofokli Venizelou Street | Platia Istorikou Mouseio, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 022 5009
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Ranked #54 of 215 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $38
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Parasties or parasies according to the Cretan dialect was for many years the traditional way of cooking in Crete. Made of two parallel rectangular stones between which they set on fire and put above the cooking pan. Thus was selected and the name of the restaurant, in which dominates as a trademark, the open kitchen.An atmospheric, cozy place in the square of the Historical Museum and of the most popular gourmet hangouts.Your hosts, the good food and the finest wine labels

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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We looked forward to eating here after reading good reviews.However what a disappointment. We were presented with a copy of the previous diners choices detailed on a tick list sheet (similar to being in hospital) on which we had to add our own choice of food. We duly ordered our starters and main courses, the starters did not arrive together... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a restaurant that's make real Greek food.there is one in heraklion and the other one in Stalis. It's the same owner and he makes all the food himself.I was there in September and they are really friendly and nothing expensive. I've enjoyed the music and the coming home feeling. If you in the naberhood go check this out,... More

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Heraklion Crete
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very nice food. Well prepared. Honest prices. Very friendly staff, always willing to help and serve.....try the traditional omelet with potatoes. Very clean restrooms. Worthy to enjoy a lunch after the museum visit just next to the plaza.....

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Heraklion, Greece
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Last time I visited "Parasties", that is situated at a very beautiful square next to the Historical Museum and very close to the Natural History Museum, I found a great variety of meats, pancetta, chicken, burgers, tenderloins and amazing sausage from Chania area! Everything was delicious and as I was told from Charis, the very friendly owner and always there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice meal with a group, a lot of the dishes were shared among the table, for everyone to taste. Desserts were very good. Meal was good value for money. Nice setting on outdoor terrace, nice atmosphere and attentive staff.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Stylish place with nice food. Had a party there and everybody left satisfied. Salad / Fava / koxli were great... Service was quite good!!

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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Any average, unpretentious restaurant in Crete can offer what Parasies offers, yet better. Food was OK but nothing special. Green salad was good, but why so much lettuce when Crete is full of wild herbs and wonderful vegetables? Grilled cheese and mushrooms were definitely good, but this is basic anyway. Burger was average, pork loin was dry and stiff. Smoked... More

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Greece
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Weeks ago I went there with friends. It was Friday night and the restaurant was full. We were 8 persons and we ordered. They brought the starters and salads fast. When the main course came, the pork meat was very fat, the good was that we had other things to eat at the table. But the main course was bad.... More

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

One of the great places to go and eat in Heraklion City. Carefully chosen dishes with ingredients that it would be hard for you to find in one place. The feta that they get straight from the guy who makes it and to my humble opinion is the best i have ever tasted. The service is always very warm and... More

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Athens, Greece
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Definitely a good restaurant with fair prices, good quality of food and a fair wine list. Went there on a Sunday and the service was a bit slow and clumsy. Will go back if in Heraklion again but with reservation and not in rush hour. Try the sfougato omelet and the wild boar stake.

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