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“Very enjoyable lunch”

Paralia Seaside Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 416 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $22
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Right on the waterfront but sheltered by clear plastic screens from the wind, the tables are on the opposite side of the road from the restaurant itself. Watching the waiters weaving through the traffic as they cross the road carrying trays of food was an entertainment in itself! When we were there at lunchtime the traffic noise was noticeable but did not really bother us.

The food was good. No expert on Greek dishes but everything was very enjoyable. We noted that there were a number of locals also there for lunch – generally a good sign! One thing to watch was that some of the mains come without any potatoes or rice – worth checking with the waiter when ordering. Very good value at 27 euros for one starter – easily enough for two, – two mains, a salad, and two beers. As with many Greek restaurants they presented us with complementary deserts (lovely fresh cinnamon doughnuts and honey) and raki (hardly needed at 2 o’clock on a hot afternoon!).

Altogether a great place for lunch in Heraklion.

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Thank M_Didius
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Really enjoyed this lunch - location good, view of the harbour and sea. It is a noisy place, but thats due to the location, It wouldnt put me off comign here again.
A great choice of food, I had the prawns and feta, which was tasty.

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Thank Marie S
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Paralia is a perfectly ok restaurant with friendly service and good food. But as many have already reported, it is right on an extremely noisy and exhaust-fume-smelly street and this detracts a lot from the experience. If you do not mind noise, you will have a very nice experience. We had dolmades and mashed fava beans for starters and a mixed grilled fish plate for the main course, all good. This was followed by complimentary fruit and dessert plates. And raki of course.

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Thank Sverker J
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

although the outdoor seating is set right on the water, it is also right on the street. loudest lunch I've had in a long time.

that being said the food was legit and fairly priced. the head wait staff treated us to a freshly made batch of local dessert, and the Venetian Fort Koules is literally within throwing distance. that's pretty cool.

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Thank Eshevitz
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

This restaurant is right down by the harbour next to a road slighty noisy at times but it is well worth a visit or two .
The service is friendly and laid back
The fish is superb , fresh and delicious and you are able tp choose what ever you want with it from salad to cooked veg and there are other choices not just fish
The price was amazing it was just such excellent value for money we went twice :)
I would recommend this restaurant highly worth a visit

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