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Elia Traditional Cretan Taverna

Plakias Sellia, Sellia, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
+30 697 244 5583
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hummus” (10 reviews)
“panacotta” (6 reviews)
“yogurt” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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Plakias Sellia, Sellia, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was not a difficult decision to return for Elia for a 2nd lunch after our first experience there. Located in the centre of Sellia, with a beautiful view on the Plakias bay and Myrthios, we enjoyed the fabulous cooking of Maria (?) and the...More

Thank D Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab food, fab view and fab service..Very highly recommend...Definitely a must if you visit Sellia or Plakias..will definitely eat here again on our next visit..😊

Thank Maggie R
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Unfortunately was the last day of our holiday before we discovered Elia. The location is in the main square of Selia near Plakias, Crete. Elia is spotless, the food, cooked to ordet, is excellent, the best we had all holiday and the yogurt panacotta was...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nick and Nina are wonderful hosts in this my favourite restaurant on Crete. Visited in summer and again in autumn and the food and service is just as good as it was then. Must try: The marinated tuna salad, the advocado salad, the musaka (beste...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had lunch here on 24th Oct. Warm welcome, lovely clean restaurant, wonderful views. Food was really great, the yoghurt panacotta was fantastic. Well worth a visit or two or more.

Thank annecowe
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a really execellent lunch of hummus followed by roast lamb at Elia. The daily menu board had a great selection of Cretan dishes, which made it hard to choose! It's a charming little place with simple, yet stylish decor, and equally charming owners....More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A gastro experience that we'll never forget. The food is poetry, the people are heart warming and the view is everything you want to stay imprinted in your mind from Crete. One experience here was enough to get all 5 of us addicted. We had...More

1  Thank babsnuz
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visit every year the Plakias region and we eat most of the times to the best restaurant of the area, Elia. This year the food and the service was amazing as always, if not better! The lamb fricasse with wild greens...More

Thank NejatAk
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nikos's warm, alert but modest hosting is both welcoming and relaxing and blends perfectly with Nina's dishes that are both surprising as refined. The daily freshly prepared menu includes a wide choice of both traditional as original dishes. Enough choice for vegetareans as well. Portions...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We didn't find this restaurant last year!!! So pleased to have been this year and we so enjoyed the menu! There were some traditional choices but also some unusual ones! Just a bit different. Lovely setting, good views very professional staff. I notice some comments...More

1  Thank Jayne G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plakias Sellia, Sellia, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias  >  Sellia
  • Phone Number: +30 697 244 5583
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Our restaurant is a small one in Sellia,with nice view from the terrace.Our cuisine is Cretan,Greek and meditteranean,and we cook only with olive oil and products from our region.