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Elia Traditional Cretan Taverna


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$6 - $13
Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Read about this restaurant in Crete from NZ. The 1.5hr drive from where we were staying was well worth it. Not much to inspire from the outside be when in it's great. The view is incredible. There is a special board plus normal menu. The...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank garterx2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth driving the winding, narrow road from Souda Bay up to this unpretentious place in Sellia. After the excitement of our first lunch here, we were eating here almost every day for our whole stay in Plakias. Forget all the tavernas in Plakias or the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank stkberry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is listed as a 'traditional Cretan taverna', Elia styles itself as a restaurant and it is a very pleasant place to eat. Situated in the central small square of the pretty little village of Sellia, the small frontage and entrance of this restaurant...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank TheRedKite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to Selia after 18 months partly because the food at Elia was so good. As soon as we walked through the door the owner recognised us and greeted us like old friends. I have to be gluten free and they went out of...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Roseatmccarthy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in whilst driving around the area. Great restaurant, very friendly staff and superb views. Lovely selection of specials and varied choice on the menu. Definitely worth a drive up the hill from a Plakias if staying in the area.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Ilkleygirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here a couple of times and really enjoyed the food and the surroundings. It's a relaxed but professional restaurant with nice interior and great views. The menu had some interesting additions to the usual taverna menu and the food was freshly prepared and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dimi55
Reviewed May 3, 2019

Cretan cuisine with a twist, cozy atmosphere and a nice view. I had a very good avocado salad and excellent tasty rabbit in wine-sage sauce. Many other interesting daily specials.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mylonakis
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This taverna has the best cooks I think we have come across in Crete. The food is just superb, and so tasty.Πολυ νοστιμο. (that means very tasty). If you are in the area of Plakias in Rethymnon county, then go to the village of Sellia,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Seasandzzz
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We have been eating here for 6 years and it continues to be one of the best tavernas in the area. Friendly people, excellent food, traditional Cretan as well as other cuisines. A good place for something a bit different to the usual Greek menu....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TarkanFan
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I visited Elia restaurant with my wife during our stay in Pyrgos villa close to Plakias. We read a lot of very positive reviews and decided to try it. It was so great that it turned out we finally had the dinner there three times...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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