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Parasia Rakadiko

Tsikoliana | From Vamos to Kaina on your left., Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 2825 083246
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (42 reviews)
“zucchini balls” (15 reviews)
“salad” (29 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Tsikoliana | From Vamos to Kaina on your left., Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
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1 - 10 of 348 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is off the beaten track and you need a car to travel to it, if you are staying in Vamos. You will not be disappointed as the restaurant itself is beautifully presented across a number of levels. The food is excellent - the...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely early evening dinner at Parasia Rakadiko. The business is run by a family and was very popular. Based just outside Vamos in a quiet location. The meatballs were amazing as was the lamb with honey and time and octopus. The wine menu...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our Sunday lunch here. We shared a small house salad - was full after that what with the toast etc. It was delicious. We both had lamb from the fire. Meat was tender and tasty - only issue was that it was too...More

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here twice on our creatan holiday. On both occasions we had proper home cooked fresh food. Also was offered a sweet and some very good homemade Raki also lemon raki which would recommend. We sat inside last night and the only downside was...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the short walk from Vamos, we really enjoyed walking through the countryside. A traditional creatan taverna in a tiny hamlet, just what we had dreamed of back home in Scotland. Loved the stuffed vine leaves and the chicken salad was exceptional. The complimentary...More

Thank traveltigger
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

From the mainroad it’s a 15 min drive, but that’s more than worthwhile! Wow what an atmosphere and meals!! We choosed a salad with just warm pieces of chicken as a starter. Huge and enough for 4. The beef with cognac was very nice and...More

3  Thank gurt65
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

If you're in the area do not miss this place. You will not be disappointed. Traditional lamb from the spit was a feast. Two pork specials- one in honey and mustard and the other with prune and apricot were amazing. Traditional setting with great service,...More

1  Thank Sal's S
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Would definitely recommend stopping here for the quality, traditional food and friendly service! The price is also very reasonable– unbelievable given the excellence of the meal. We had the Ntolmadakia (similar to dolmas we buy in the States), Parasia salad, lamb with mizithra, and pork...More

1  Thank Madeline D
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

So pleased to have found this restaurant. Dined here 3 nights out of 5. We ordered from the Specials list and were impressed. The Pork was outstanding as was Cabonara. The staff are very friendly and efficient. Would recommend booking or arrive before 7pm. It...More

1  Thank Zoe H
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Parasia is the traditional clay pot with room for small-wood coal fire underneath - this place serves great goat, lamb and pork stews, slow-cooked to tenderness... a bit off the beaten path but... their Marathopitta (a Spartan-thin fennel pie) and local sausages were great too......More

1  Thank LeandrosArvanitakis
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Cruiser11656
22 July 2017|
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Response from Pogs147 | Reviewed this property |
Music usually starts at around 2000 and the restaurant was full when we visited, so would suggest booking. Enjoy!
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Cruiser11656
22 July 2017|
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Response from MrandMrsMc | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry but don't know about music time. I'd certainly book though, especially for a Sat night. Regards
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Spine964
29 December 2015|
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Response from Parasia R | Property representative |
The winter time from October until end of march we are open all days exept Sunday night and Monday we are close all day.Sunday only for lunchtime. From April we are open all days of the week.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tsikoliana | From Vamos to Kaina on your left., Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Vamos
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 083246
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Description
In a stone building over 200years old, we are rejuvenating tradition with love and enthusiasm, by marrying yesterday with today, generously providing you the opportunity to taste traditional dishes. Parasia has an ideal, warm and welcoming environment to dress its flavors and aromas.Cretan raki , wine, music ,'mirrored lamb'-antikristo - cooked in the authentic parasia. Every Saturday night at 8'o'clock live rebetico and some English music.
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