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Selene

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Santorini, Greece, 84700, P.O. 87, Pyrgos 84700, Greece
2286022249
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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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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
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Loved every moment of our dinner at Selene! The staff was outstanding and the setting matched the quality of the food. We arrived for sunset on the terrace and found ourselves immersed in a culinary dream The waiter's insightful recommendations for food and wine made our evening a highlight of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Loved every moment of our dinner at Selene! The staff was outstanding and the setting matched the quality of the food. We arrived for sunset on the terrace and found ourselves immersed in a culinary dream The waiter's insightful recommendations for food and wine made our evening a highlight of our Greek holiday My only regret was that I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, excellent service. The sweets were out of this world. It was a bit cold but they gave me a pashmina to cover. we fully enjoyed it and we highly reccoment it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

For a restaurant that has such a great reputation, we were disappointed in both the quality of food and the service. Food was mediocre at best, but what put us off was our entrees arrived close to 1 hour after we had ordered. After waiting 1 hour 45 minutes for our mains (by this time it was close to 11pm),... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went there for a quick lunch. It was good with a lot of options. Loved the octopus with eggplant salad and the house white wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the best meals we have had. The entire evening was superb. The wait staff very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. We arrived much earlier than our booking was made for and were immediately seated. The food was very artistically presented and was just delicious. The wine list very extensive with a very helpful sommelier! All in all a must... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although we went with the best recomendations, the reception we received by whom seemed to be the 'manager' and their lack of flexibilty, as well as the long face shortly after almost ruined the evening. Pitty for our foreign guests that had to witness that behaviour. Rest of the staff friendly, but mediocre fusion dishes that were overpriced completed the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We ate at the MEZZE which is part of Selene and the food was amazing. We were not to interested in eating Greek Fusion so we opted for the safer Selene Mezze. I would suggest this place to everyone.

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Food is amazing and staff are great , would highly recommend a visit to this resturant Iv your in Santorini. It's pricy but worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant celebrates this year 30 years of creative gourmet cuisine in Santorini. It has now relocated away from bustling Fira to the much less glamorous village of Pyrgos, but now it has much more space, 2 dining options (fine dining upstairs, more casual mezedes downstairs) and a museum that offers very useful explanations re local products, ways of cooking,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is top chef!! We love Selene! Besides the service which is by far the best on the island and anywhere! This creative artistic menu will stimulate any foodie out there!! You will feel like you are royalty! This is our top list when we visit Santorini! you can't go wrong with anything on the menu! Highly recommend reserving a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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