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Paralia Seaside Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 09/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Welcome to Crete. Discover the secrets of famous Cretan cuisine flavors from a patio with an enchanting view of the imposing Castle of Koule. Let your senses travel to this place envied by corsairs and savor amazing delicacies in the heart of the Venetian harbor in Heraklion. Experience unique varieties and preparations of both seafood and meat at great prices that will imbue you with a love of the tastes that celebrate Crete's traditions.
$14 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

Oh boy! Tripadvisor doesn't lie! This place is gotta be of the best seafood restaurants in Crete! The staff were attentive and accommodating. The calamaris, octopus, whitebaits and beetroot salad were cooked to the perfection!!! Hopefully we can fit another meal here before we leave...Heraklion!!! Also the complimentary Raki, fruit and sweets were highly appreciated!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

It was our first restaurant in Heraklion and I gotta say that we liked almost everything. Maybe the waiter should have told us that the quantity was too much since we had 2 starters and 2 mains and we could not even finish 3 i...think. Food was quality and the place was beautiful by the seaside. The only thing to be improved was that the black pasta was totally tasteless. Expected more. Probably the place where you order seafoodMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

It’s a seaside restaurant that makes good food IMO. The stuffed zucchini is a must try as an appetizer! It’s been made by the same lady for twenty years! The seafood linguine is alright the sauce is reminiscent of a vodka pasta situation. The cuttlefish...fish was also nicely prepared. Portions and prices are also big/ fair.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 23, 2021 via mobile

This was one of our favourite places in Crete - really nice location on the harbour front and food was delicious. We had fish and salads and both were amazing. Really good service. Great for lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

Menu in restaurant is different than main menu in the entrance - e.g.missing fish, which we came for. Side dishes (salad and potatoes) not so tasty.. However nice staff, free greek dessert in the end and beautiful view

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

We came across Paralia on Trip Advisor and thought we should try it out. We visited on a Saturday in July and everything was absolutely perfect. We were served by Matthew and he made our experience so much better! He was so helpful, so informative...and kept coming to check on us throughout! We are so happy to have met such a genuine person! We definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a holistic dinner experience! Also not expensive at all!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021

Perfect place with Greek food, fruits and wine in the port, I like fried cheese with sesame and honey,

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

The place is absolutely amazing. The dishes for the price You pay are 10/10. Nice view and super nice service. Highly recommend!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 24, 2021 via mobile

Very good deal. First-class traditional food. They take care of you by offering free dessert. Pasta with seafood is wonderful

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

You should try the pasta nera delicious. Every thing was great an excellent restaurant to end our week in Crete. We had a wine Onirikon that was great as well. And know we are having a great desert offered by the house. Enjoy

Date of visit: October 2020
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from Vasilis M | Property representative |
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for your question. On our new web site, you can see at the bottom the following info: "Prices are not available on-line. If you wish to receive the full detailed menu with prices, please... More
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June 11, 2017|
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Response from Vasilis M | Property representative |
Hello! You can take a look to our visitor's comments that mentioned "price". We think our prices are very reasonable for the food quality we offer. Yours sincerely, Vasilis Minopoulos Head of Paralia restaurant
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Yes, Paralia Seaside Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Paralia Seaside Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4