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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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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Plakias Sellia, Sellia, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Reviewed November 2, 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 October 31, 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 September 14, 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 September 11, 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 September 4, 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 September 4, 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 August 24, 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 August 23, 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
Reviewed August 22, 2017

This place serves extra-ordinary local food. We were also amazed by the friendly service and the great view. Keep up the amazing work.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

After swimming in the perfect bay beaches of the Plakias area, we drove up to Elia in a sleepy village called Sellia nestled in the hills overlooking the Libyan sea, which was a experiencing 7 Beaufort that day. The menu is diverse, we chose a...More

Thank GeorgesChlouk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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