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Paralia Seaside Restaurant

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Sofokli Venizelou 5 | Venetian Harbor, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 028 2475
12:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I had a lovely dinner here one evening in the Fall of 2011. The service and food were great, and the view spectacular. I had scallops which were served in their shells and luscious! We both enjoyed everything we ate and drank.

Thank Sooz0212
Paris, France
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191 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This sea front restaurant has an excellent view. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff are friendly and service is good. We chose sardines which were of excellent quality and shared a Greek salad. Copious desserts were offered free of charge: local cinnamon beignets and fresh fruit. Good food at a reasonable price with sea view.

1 Thank oldbirder
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,356 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Excellent restaurant with seaview, very good quality, fresh fishs, enjoy salads in a nice and calm area, very friendly service.

Thank Manuela L
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for a family lunch, and everything we chose from the menu was extremely well prepared, especially the linguine in black ink with squid. The pasta was perfectly al dente, the squid juicy and tender, and if you've never had a black ink dish I highly recommend the version that Paralia serves. Their location is perfect for watching the... More 

Thank Lise B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We was here for seven days with the children we came for a dinner it was wonderful!! special food !! fresh fish and salad a lot of good's and special food Every thing was very tasty !!! After two days we came back and we had the same experience again For sure we will come back at the next trip... More 

Thank Yohai A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here on one of our last nights in Crete when a number of other restaurants weren't open (it was a Monday - many seem to shut). We sat in the beachside section of the restaurant (it splits over the road so you can sit inside on one side of the road, or against the beach on the other).... More 

Thank Charlotte A
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Arrived in Heraklion and went for a walk along the sea front, where we spotted Paralia and decided to pop in for a quick salad. Don't think we have ever tasted such a fresher, more delicious Greek salad or seafood salad. What a wonderful introduction to Heraklion. Over the course of our week's stay we dined at a different restaurant... More 

Thank lyttonlondon2014
Windsor, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Heraklion for one night and had an amazing dinner here. We ordered mussels, moussaka, and wine and enjoyed them all very much. The view can't be beat in Heraklion, the service was great, and the dessert on the house was the best we've had yet!

Thank katie_renny
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Came across this restaurant entirely by chance. Attracted by aspect overlooking the sea and Venetian harbour. We both wanted just a snack but ended up with a more substantial meal. I had moussaka and my husband had a massive Cretan omelette. Both were delicious and well presented. Ordered the bill then the extras started coming. First a small bottle of... More 

1 Thank Suzy1Kent
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were headed to Kastella which, it happens, was closed Sunday at 8 pm. Tired, we went across the street to Paralia, which gets good remarks on this site for reasons I can't discern. The food was mediocre at best, including the Cretan tomato rusk, tarama salata (pink) that has no taste, fried squid with heavy, old oil taste. Husband's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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 | Venetian Harbor, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 028 2475

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?