About Us

Marilena is a traditional Greek restaurant owned by two Greek Cypriot brothers, Michalis and Dimitris. Established in 1977, Marilena has become renonwed for offering a high standard of Greek and Cypriot cuisine in a traditional, eclectic and unique atmosphere including ‘alfresco’ dining in the charming vine garden at the rear of the restaurant.

Marilena’s long-standing reputation as one of Elounda’s finest restaurants is heightened by the décor, echoing the beautiful colours of the Greek islands, white, blue and ochre.

Best known for Greek Mezze, this traditional style of eating offers a more relaxed way of sampling the many delights Marilena has to offer. Don’t take our word for it, join us and find out why we have welcomed so many as guests who have left as friends.

The Team

At Marilena, our mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine combined with excellent service is a philosophy we live by. This is only possible with a team effort. From left to right:

Yiorgos: Zacharias’s son and a recent welcome addition.
Thanasis: A relative newcomer to Marilena, only with us for 10 years!
Dimitris: Michalis’s younger brother, co-owner and head chef.
Zacharias: Part of the team for 20 years and in charge of front of house.
Lambros: Michalis’s and Dimitris’s nephew and second chef.
Yiannis: Zacharias’s younger brother and with us for 15 years. Another valuable member.
Michalis: Experienced chef and original founder of Marilena.
Penny: Married to Michalis. “Behind every big man is a great woman!”