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Sofokli Venizelou 19 | Platia Istorikou Mouseio, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 022 5009
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 47
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food on a rainy day

We went for pre airport food on our way back home following a week in crete. The grilled fish was excellent as was the grilled meat. Service was slowish but not as slow as it sounds from some of the reviews. That said we were in and out again in 90 minutes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
droobie
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Hawkes Bay, NZ
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Crete, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Helen D
Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank hkulcu19
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I am delighted that this restaurant has moved and is now my neighbour. They are a little further up the road and in a very nice location. I recently took some friends from Dubai here for lunch, everything was perfect. The menu features authentic Cretan items, the attention to detail and the atmosphere makes this a place that you need... More 

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Thank Jane H
Hawkes Bay, NZ
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We went for pre airport food on our way back home following a week in crete. The grilled fish was excellent as was the grilled meat. Service was slowish but not as slow as it sounds from some of the reviews. That said we were in and out again in 90 minutes.

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Thank droobie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We have been in the restaurant quite sometimes, both during winter and summer time. The food was delicious, especially the rib-eye steak. Friendly and attentive service and very good wine list.

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Thank Jouly K
Lucca, Italy
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The meat pie, which was close to a quesadilla, was very good, the grilled mushrooms were really great. Service was efficient (we were nearly the only customers though). A good lunch place.

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Thank mirod
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank SAB6263
Calgary, Canada
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8 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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Thank 2xtravellingfools
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank Ofer Y
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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Thank Alkhsth

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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 - 33
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Barbecue, Greek, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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