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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 13/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$7 - US$12
Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, European, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perfect for trying a lot of different things. The food is freshly made and absolutely delicious. The staff was delightful. You’ll be sitting in a rather quiet and small street without having to stroll far away from the busyness of old rethymno.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem with proper Cretan delights and excellent service. The smoked aubergine was incredible and we are returning again tonight to sample more from the extensive menu.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 November 2021 via mobile

We have been around greece quit a lot thru the years and have a pretty clear opinion on how ”good traditional dishes” should taste and be served. Simplicity and genuinity should be the breacon. Today we tried this kitchen and wow …. The way they...served Tiro kafteri and the home made pies - lovely biffteki on a pita bred and lemon spiced warm feta créme absolutely brilliant. Super nice and really value for money!!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 23 September 2021 via mobile

If you are looking for experimental art cuisine, or Northern European fare, go elsewhere! This is authentic Cretan food; atmospheric, simple and gorgeous. We had Cretan sausage, sweet red pepper, paidakia and saganaki gaviere. It is the best food we ever had in Rethymno and...we have been coming regularly for 30 years.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

Writing this review at the end of the holiday, so I was able to compare this place to others we've been in over 10 days. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant. Both waiters were rude and, even though they were running around all the...time everyone was clearly disappointed at their tables waiting for ages. Service was super slow - we waited 50 minutes for a portion of fried calamari and a portion of gyros. At some point, we saw all the members of the kitchen staff smoking cigarettes in the alley near the tables, while people were waiting. The calamari were ok, it's a dish you can't really mess up much; the gyros was fine, even though the pita bread was definitely stale and the chicken a bit dry. Prices were average.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

The best food and best service …we love everything….we will back to Greece just for this delicious palates and the best man miktaruos he was so kind and fast

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

The best ever The food is so delicious, and the service also super great, i would recommend everyone to try it , and the owner nektarios was so kind with us , and gave us a plate of fruit on the house.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Everything in this small cozy taverna is just superb. Nektarios and Dimitra put everything they have to make your visit unforgettable. Food is great, service is great and all this in affordable prices. It would be a pity if you missed it.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

The best restaurant that we tried in Crete so far and after several disappointing experiences that we had in other places. The food was great and so was the service. The setting is beautiful also, right in the middle of Rethymno’s old town and surrounded...by old and beautiful buildings. Can’t recommend high enough.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing service and great atmosphere. Book in advance to avoid disappointment as it is a very popular place and rightly so!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Eileen S
29 April 2022|
Response from H9243GHclairew | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you will need to book. We have eaten here 3 times during our holiday and just turned up and there were spaces. It’s amazing! Fabulous authentic Cretan dishes all made from the heart.
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Frequently Asked Questions about To Parastratima

Yes, To Parastratima offers takeaway services.

Yes, To Parastratima is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

To Parastratima is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5