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Selene

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Santorini, Greece, 84700, P.O. 87, Pyrgos 84700, Greece
2286022249
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 'Selene' restaurant was established in 1986 in Fira, Santorini by...
'Selene' restaurant was established in 1986 in Fira, Santorini by Yiorgos and Evelyn Hatziyannakis. Our aim was from the very start, to show and promote the local products along with the local cuisine hoping that this will enable us to transmit to our guests a taste of the island's culture. The success that we have had all those years not only within Greece but also worldwide, has encouraged us to continue with cooking lessons, catering for weddings and conferences and various gastronomical events. Since 2010 'Selene' restaurant has moved location from Fira to Pyrgos. Pyrgos is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved villages of Santorini built around a medieval castle located in one of the highest points of the island offering magnificent views. What is mostly important for us however is that Pyrgos village, and the restaurant's location especially, lies next to the famous vineyards and the valuable farmland of Santorini.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 232
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 17
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Santorini

The staff was extremely friendly and the food was just a-ma-zing!!! Local products and excellent local wine. Highly recommend. I'd say it really is the best restaurant in Santorini. Absolutely loved it

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The staff was extremely friendly and the food was just a-ma-zing!!! Local products and excellent local wine. Highly recommend. I'd say it really is the best restaurant in Santorini. Absolutely loved it

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Santorini, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Selene restaurant left us dumbfounded with their service, wine list and most of all flavors. The service is formal and discreet but also friendly. There's a vast selection of wines from all over Greece and Ms. Georgia, a very wise sommelier, helped us pick an amazing red that surprised us with its taste, aroma and body! The culinary journey commenced... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you want to eat pure Greek with excellent service and explanation of the products the use, go to Selene.

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134 reviews 134 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

From the wine to the garnish that decorates each imaginative dish, more likely or not the ingredient came from just a few miles of Selene's on the island of Santorini. The owners and management are so committed to Santorini food they created a museum within the complex that houses their two restaurants. Food & wine classes are offered. Reservations are... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had heard a lot about Selene but due to past experiences with highly rated restaurants was worried that it might be a let down. But this place lived up to its name. The wife and me and a lovely romantic dinner here. The staff was very helpful with wine and food suggestions. The taste, the presentation and the service... More 

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Albury, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The main restaurant was closed so we were in the cafe but the food was delicious as was the wine and we had a very good meal.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel so decided we would book in one evening. We were welcomed into the restaurant and knew by our welcome that we were going to be looked after. The restaurant wasn't that busy being just out of season but I am confident that even when busy you would get the same service from... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was great to find such a great restaurant during our stay, with local food created with a fine dining twist. Professional staff, great service and a comprehensive wine list. What else do you need...

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Asheville, North Carolina USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place is divine! Beautiful room (we were seated outside but had to come in when the wind picked up), great art, and the food is pure art. I had the reconstructed Greek salad that was gorgeous and delicious. My sea bass was cooked perfectly and my husbands Aegean codfish with sea urchin risotto was incredible! Absolutely amazing what they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was my second visit to Selena and I am glad to report that the food is still outstanding food and very welcoming staff. Knowledgable too. Fantastic creative cocktails and wine list. Do bring a jacket (or dress conservatively!) as the terrace is windy,and can really get quite chilly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santorini, Greece, 84700, P.O. 87, Pyrgos 84700, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Pyrgos
  • Phone Number: 2286022249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

'Selene' restaurant was established in 1986 in Fira, Santorini by Yiorgos and Evelyn Hatziyannakis. Our aim was from the very start, to show and promote the local products along with the local cuisine hoping that this will enable us to transmit to our guests a taste of the island's culture. The success that we have had all those years not only within Greece but also worldwide, has encouraged us to continue with cooking lessons, catering for weddings and conferences and various gastronomical events. Since 2010 'Selene' restaurant has moved location from Fira to Pyrgos. Pyrgos is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved villages of Santorini built around a medieval castle located in one of the highest points of the island offering magnificent views. What is mostly important for us however is that Pyrgos village, and the restaurant's location especially, lies next to the famous vineyards and the valuable farmland of Santorini.

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