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Sofokli Venizelou 19 | Platia Istorikou Mouseio, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 022 5009
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Porto Alegre, RS
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is interesting and pleasant, but I was disappointed with the service. First, we love wine, and we thought that the place would be great for that. I asked the girl who served us about the wines and she just showed us he had a kind of menu where you mark in a small square that would like to... More 

Thank Alexandra M
Heraklion, Greece
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambience of the environment prepares you for a lovely meal. Decoration is lovely. The menu is based on traditional tastes and ingredients, but all dishes are made with a hint of imagination! A rich and interesting menu with a variety of freshly made dishes. Highlights: liver, pork fillets, trachanoto, burger. Prices are reasonable and portions are large (each plate... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

You must try their signature salad "Parasties" with mustard dressing (7 EUR for a large bowl for 2-3 persons). Fish is good too.

Thank physicus73
Nicosia, Cyprus
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We went there because we had read positive reviews. We were disappointed, because they try to convert Cretan traditional food to European gourmet style. The end result of their attempt is dsappointing.

Thank Yiannis P
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant, just down the street, on the beautiful harbor. What an incredible ambience, rustic yet modern, very impressive, with a totally open kitchen where you can watch your meal being prepared. We ordered grilled mushrooms, Cretan greens and grilled sea bass to share between the two of us. All fresh, the mushrooms especially to die for,... More 

Thank larusse323
San Pablo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We received wonderful service and food here! We had a bottle of the house white, which turned out to be excellent, and started with a very good Greek salad and dolmas. My girlfriend had a Cretan pasta, and I took a grilled salmon dish, and both were very good as well. The restaurant has a lovely decor, views of the... More 

Thank zeroberts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Nice atmosphere to enjoy a great variety of wines with tasty food. Not really cheap but really value for money.

Thank Roula P
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

When we saw the array of fresh vegetables in the open plan kitchen we knew this was going to be good - and it was so good. Service was also fantastic. And the cost was €11 each including wine.

Thank Isobel63
Crete, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Very attentive staff seated us immediately, despite it being a very busy Saturday night. The atmosphere was buzzing and there was a wide age range of diners; couples, families with older children, groups of business colleagues. The menu was very interesting, "Parasties" salad was fabulous, as was the rib-eye steak, which we both ordered. We picked a house red wine... More 

Thank Helen D
Antalya, Turkey
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

it was really nice and good place for dinner . we have been there after work for dinner and tried mixed grill and it was really tasty . and salads were wonderful too .. i dont remember the name of salad but it was really good one with greek beer

Thank hkulcu19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $33
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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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