Gastronomy -LOCAL CUISINE
The Eleonas Country Village complex represents the Cretan gastronomy which you can relish at “Elia”, the traditional restaurant in the heart of the complex.
Mouthwatering products of the Cretan land, local recipes cooked with care, along with an extensive wine list from the Cretan vineyards guarantee an unforgettable gastronomic experience to all visitors and guests.
The Restaurant operates with reduced capacity and to ensure adequate space and socially distant set-up in accordance with the measures.
Our restaurant has been implementing a food safety management system for several years now; HACCP, ISO 22000: 2005.
By meeting the necessary standards and requirements, the restaurant holds the “Quality Label of Cretan Cuisine” and focuses on the exceptional raw materials from the nearby farms that are perfectly combined in an exciting range of traditional Cretan recipes. The virgin olive oil comes from the complex's olive groves while the various types of traditional cheese from the family’s model dairy.
A wide range of the products that you can taste at Eleonas Country complex come from the organic vegetable garden within the grove’s limits as well as the region’s nearby farms.
The restaurant’s menu varies, depending on the season. Refreshing, colourful salads with vegetables and greens make a terrific accompaniment to meat and fish.
The delicious trout from the lake near Zaros village is an excellent quality fish that enriches the flavour of many recipes. On the other hand, the fresh and tasty meat served at Elia restaurant comes from local nearby farms, with some of them being on Mt Psiloritis, and is cooked in traditional recipes either in a wood stove or on the grill.
You can savour delicious pies with wild mountain greens kneaded into doughs or local cheese and traditional salted or smoked meat and sausages, all perfect appetizers for fine raki and wine.
At Elia restaurant, you will also taste home-made spoon sweets made with love and pure ingredients. The fruits are freshly picked from Eleonas’ trees and made into syrupy bergamot, quince and other sweets.
Both the restaurant’s exterior and interior are tastefully decorated with natural elements such as local wood and stone. In winter, the fireplace creates a cozy, warm and inviting atmosphere while in summer the cool chill out terrace afford an incredible view of the overwhelming nature landscape where you can sit back and relax.
For our little friends, there are two well- equipped playgrounds, inside and outside of the restaurant.
Elia restaurant is a nice place to take in the view of Eleonas Country Village that stretches along with the magnificent nature that embraces it.
Elia restaurant is open to non-guest visitors and welcomes on an everyday basis locals and guests longing for traditional authentic flavours and tastes.