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Marilena Restaurant

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Akti Poseidonas, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 041322
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

As ever we have to visit the Marilena on our latest trip Staff are first class and food is top notch ! A visit to this restaurant is a must

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal in a traditional taverna enhanced by great service from the two very friendly waiters. The menu gives plenty of choice of traditional Greek dishes as well as good pasta dishes

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals we had while in Crete. The prawns were absolutely delicious, we had prawn saganaki and prawns cooked in garlic. Very big prawns and very tasty. The lamb dishes were also good. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lynsey S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a meal at Marilena in August this year and was the best of the holiday! If you love hummus you need to try their hummus, literally the best I have ever tried. All of the food was of an exceptional standard and the service and atmosphere was superb! A real authentic Greek gem. Can't wait to go back next... More 

Thank Georgia M
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Deco and setting are not really spectacular here but the great food makes up for it. They have all sorts of traditional Greek dishes. My favourite was Lamb Kleftiko- lamb wrapped in alu foil and slowly baked for at least 2,5 hours...it ends up so tender and juicy it melts in your mouth. Also, Greek yoghurt with honey is divine.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Good friendly service supported by good food, try the fish. Followed by Raki on the house, this place is well worth a visit. Not expensive either

1 Thank Chuck M
New York City, New York
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104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The value with this restaurant is the incredible fresh Greek food and the wonderful service. It is like being in a restaurant that you've been frequenting for years. The staff makes you feel comfortable and are attentive to needs. The food is very fresh and delicious. They compliment the meal in the end with some Cretan 'water' (moonshine). It's all... More 

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Isle of Man
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have been coming to Elounda for 8 years, but had never eaten in Marilena restaurant before. After the meal we had, we went back twice more during the holiday. Food was immaculately cooked and served and the waiters were very helpful...even encouraging me to order in Greek! We will be back. Just a footnote: don't be put off by... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We dined here twice while in Elounda. The happy and attentive staff treated us like family. From salad wine and ouzo to fresh fish cheesecake and a little raki to make things right. They are a well established venue and know how to take care of their guests. They can handle 1 to 101 size dinner parties in their large... More 

1 Thank Chris E
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

First visit fabulous Stifado Soudisaki &Belly pork plain presentation but very tasty & resonable price second visit I tried Kleftiko worst I've ever tasted so salty and staff didn't care !! And I've been to Greece 13 times so I know good Kleftiko try Vachus restaurant mmm. Staff both times seem on automatic pilot no finesse like it used to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 32
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akti Poseidonas, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041322
Traditional, family run, Greek/Cypriot restaurant. Facilities include a front terrace, indoor seating and a large, private vine covered garden in the rear. We can cater for large groups, special occassions such as wedding receptions, baptisms birthday celebrations as well as individual A La Carte diners.Famous for our Greek Mezze, join us and discover why we have welcomed so many as guests who have left as friends.Kopiaste!

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