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Elia Traditional Cretan Taverna

Plakias Sellia, Sellia, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
+30 697 244 5583
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Plakias Sellia, Sellia, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Reviewed today

Food was good, may be a notch below average (did not get the complimentary dessert). All well furnished, good service. "We serve only Greek Beer" so Mythos is not available (well done!).

Thank Emanuele P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the restaurants that we really want to keep secret so it does not get too busy, but we also want to share our good news. We drove up to the quaint village of Selia, and parked on the outskirts and walked...More

Thank TWRyan.
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We stayed in the village for 10 days and ate at Elia most evenings. The restaurant is welcoming and friendly with exemplary service. The food is beautifully prepared with flavours inspired by local produce and some very talented cooks. The menu is supplemented by a...More

Thank Roseatmccarthy
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Our meal here was lovely, great ingredients that were obviously fresh and well put together. The shrimp in cheese and chilli was divine. The atmosphere was great too.

1  Thank Jenna H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My husband and I have eaten many times at Elia in the past and we always considered it to be the best taverna in the area. This year we returned again, hoping that the food would be equally good as in the previous years and...More

Thank Gregory A
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Staying just outside Sellia for a 2 week holiday our plan was to visit the 3 main restaurants in the village at least once. This is a review of our visit to the last of the 3 ....Elia. Situated in the 'main' square, the simple...More

Thank angelasmith41
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We were making a special trip to the Art Gallery of Yannis & Pinelopy in Sellia (it is brilliant) but an hours drive over some difficult roads meant a nice meal would help the return journey. Trip Advisor came up with Elia. Our visit showed...More

Thank beachtentboy
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This family run taverna was an hours drive from our hotel but worth the effort and so good that we returned the following night to eat the things we missed the night before. It is cooking of the highest order -homestyle but finely flavoured and...More

Thank ColumboStreet
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Every time we return to Crete for a holiday we do not miss visiting Elia. Extremely clean and nice environment with an extremely friendly owner. The quality of the dishes offered is always great and the bill does not give rise to surprises. Vlita horta,...More

Thank Franco C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

That was an accidental find. Fine location with the terrace view, gentle wind breeze, fantastic food and friendly service. Proper relaxing atmosphere and QUIET. You will find what you want to eat and will not be dissapointed like in many 'resort-picture-food' junk restaurants.

Thank skihol14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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.
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