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A Taste of Greece

Relax under the grapevines while feasting on our abundant menu, including Mezze, traditional Greek & Cypriot dishes, tasty flame-grilled meats and fresh local seafood.

Κοπιάστε! (Kopiaste!)

Kopiaste  Koh·pee·ah·ste – verb – Come to our table;  share our food;  we invite you to come and make yourselves at home.

Welcome to Marilena Restaurant

Marilena Restaurant is a family-run, traditional, Greek/Cypriot restaurant, established in 1977, located in the picturesque fishing village and exclusive holiday resort of Elounda on the North East side of Crete.

Kopiaste! Come and join us for a leisurely lunch or an intimate dinner sitting on the front terrace or in our secluded garden under the grapevines.

Á La Carte Menu

  • Starters
  • Mezze
  • Grilled Dishes
  • Marilena Specials
  • Greek Specialities
  • Cypriot Specialities
  • Seafood Plates
  • Flambé
  • Children's Menu

Psarosoupa Marilena

Marilena’s signature fish soup

Garides Saganaki

Shrimp Saganaki (tomato sauce & melted cheese)

Salata Marilena

Marilena's salad with shredded chicken, apple, onion with a creamy curried mayonnaise and yogurt dressing

Dakos o Kritikos

Cretan dry bread with grated tomatoes, olive oil and oregano

Halloumi Saganaki

Halloumi cheese grilled or fried

Marilena’s Mezzedaki

A selection of Greek dishes served in traditional style: pitta bread, hoummous (chickpea & tahini dip), tzatziki (yoghurt & garlic dip), melitzanosalata (aubergine salad), halloumi cheese, loukaniko (village sausage), dolmadakia (stuffed vine leaves), ospriokeftedes (falafel), keftedakia (meatballs), hortopitakia (greens pies), mavromatakia (black-eyed bean salad) and a Greek salad

My favourite place to eat in Elounda! Great atmosphere and amazing food! Been every year I’ve been in Elounda.

kirkyboo - September 2020, via TripAdvisor

Very friendly, food was delicious, lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will be back next time I visit 😊

JulieAH65 - September 2019, via Tripadvisor

Please go there! The food is superb and the staff are first class. They make you feel special every time you go there and you cannot beat the food for taste and quality. Definitely recommended.

Julie F - August 2020, via TripAdvisor
Julie F

Amazing food amazing staff treated us so well. Such nice people, welcoming and friendly. Could not ask for better restaurant

Nathan E. - June 2019, via Google
Nathan E.

This was one of our favourite places to eat on our holiday. The waiters were very attentive and lovely. Very family friendly and great food.

MADaropo - August 2020, via TripAdvisor

Get in Touch

We love hearing from our clients. For enquiries or reservations, please call us or get in touch using our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Find Us

Come and find us in Elounda. Located 8km North of Aghios Nikolaos, on Crete’s North East coast, Elounda is known worldwide as a tourism resort of exceptional natural beauty.

Once a picturesque fishing village, Elounda is now an ideal destination for people who want a summer holiday in a place which is neither too busy nor too isolated, with a breath-taking coastline, white sand beaches, crystal clear seas and plenty of archaeological sites to explore.


Marilena Restaurant

Akti Posidonos 31


Crete 72053


Marilena Restaurant

Akti Posidonos


Crete 72053


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