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Sofokli Venizelou 19 | Platia Istorikou Mouseio, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 022 5009
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Description: Parasties or parasies according to the Cretan dialect was for many years...
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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good restaurant

The food is great the service is very well. Very decorated and clean restaurant with a nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our group was booked in for dinner at this restaurant, with a fixed menu agreed and arranged in advance. We were the only diners there for a while, which is always ominous IMHO. The patron was the only one serving us, which was hopeless. A number of us ordered gin and tonic. This sent him into a complete tailpsin. First... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Four of us went and ordered a smorgasbord of dishes and everything was excellent! The service was fast, and very friendly. One of our dishes was missing a component (we didn't even notice as it was so good) and they came to the table and apologized and brought us a second dish with no charge. The home made wine was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food is great the service is very well. Very decorated and clean restaurant with a nice atmosphere.

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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food is so tasty and the portions large. Great cretan greek cuisine at its best and in front of Heraklion sea! Definitely a must in Heraklion's restaurants.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Very bad service, table not clean and there is not value for money. The bulk wine was very very bad. Never again there!!!!!!!!! NEVER!!!!!!!!!! I believe that the waiter have to change job as soon as possible!!!!!!!!!! It will be the best for the restaurant!!!!! He didn't explain to us nothing about the menu and when we looking for him... More 

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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The fish was fresh, and they work with firewood grill - it makes a food delicious. Their white wine (house wine) was really good for its price. We enjoyed both the food and the service.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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131 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sofokli Venizelou 19 | Platia Istorikou Mouseio, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 022 5009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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