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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 14 September 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 11 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 25 August 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 24 August 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 22 August 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 21 August 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
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stay for one lunch on the road, the food was excellent and innovative. The staff was very nice and the view also is very nice!

Thank Federico P
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A nice location in the Hills back to Plakias beach area. The restaurant is quite different form the typical taverna very nice modern and chabby. The food very good in quality and accurately cooked and although still traditional prepared with modern cook's tecniques so the...More

Thank Pallina59
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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