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Paralia Seaside Restaurant

Sofokli Venizelou 5, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 028 2475
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (54 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Sofokli Venizelou 5, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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Reviewed today via mobile

Out for the day from Koto Gouves and didn't know the area at all. Headed for the Venetian Harbour, saw this place with an outside area and asked if we could get a cup of tea. While drinking, we asked for the menu and ordered...More

Thank kimbayley
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a wonderful meal here. The view is perfect of the sea and service outstanding and prices very reasonable. The Greek salad was outstanding. I had the tuna and it was delicious and my wife’s swordfish was the best she ever...More

Thank Bob v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At least one meal in Heraklion has to be seafood by the sea. For a prime tourist spot, it offers good food, views and service - at a reasonable price.

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is very close to the sea, and according to our hosts the best fish restaurant in Heraklion. I don’t like fish that much, but had a greek salad, tzatziki and cretan fresh fries! Very tasty! The environment is not the best, very noisy...More

Thank Jannice L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We set for late lunch to dine at the Paralia restaurant. The restaurant is placed on a main location, by the sea, therefore has a beautiful view. We ordered tzaziki, fried zucchini, calamari and a hole gilthead fish. Everything ware fresh, tasteful and well cooked...More

Thank Roni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat down down for lunch and all we got was great service. Food was sensational followed by fruit and raki, on the house and then some more deserts again on the house. With drinks it was 30 euro. Highly recomend

Thank Speecha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last night based on previous reviews and it did not disappoint. As this restaurant is located along the water, we first watched the sunset and it was gorgeous over the mountains. You probably wouldn’t be able to see it from inside but...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is by no means off-the-beaten-path. It's right by the Heraklion promenade leading to the fish market and Koules. It has strong competition from other fish tavernas on the same strip. Most of these restaurants serve similar dishes: the difference is...More

Thank Mihaela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since moving to Crete in 2017 we've intended to visit Paralia. Having passed the restaurant every day on my way to take our son to school, my wife and I finally took the opportunity to "test" yet another famous Heraklion eatery. We were not disappointed....More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty Food, great View, fast and friendly Service! We recomend it! On the Coast of the Sea! Blue-türkis Sea!

Thank Theodora Cristi... C
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20 August 2018|
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Response from Brandon B | Reviewed this property |
The prices are reasonable - not overly priced at all - pretty average I would say for Crete. There are many more expensive restaurants in the same area so don't make a mistake of judging them as being expensive, I would... More
Evren Ö
11 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofokli Venizelou 5, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 028 2475
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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.
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