Selene Restaurant is a name connected, as no one else, with the re-discovery and promotion of the culinary treasures of Santorini. With its 36 years of history, has been acknowledged as a gastronomic and cultural landmark of the island for defining and constantly reinventing contemporary Greek and Cycladic cuisine. Nestled in the heart of Fira town, takes on new life with emerald hues and rose-colored accents, set against an alluring backdrop of black and cream. The landmark restaurant and pioneer of Santorini’s cuisine plays off this history-filled space to offer guests a revelatory dining experience, where past and future become one.
Led by Michelin-star rated Ettore Botrini, Selene is entering its brightest phase yet. Influenced by the imposing aesthetics of the old Monastery in which the restaurant is based, the colours of the island, the abundance of the Aegean Sea and the perseverance of the rare local ingredients that flourish fearlessly among volcanic rocks, the Executive Chef introduces his culinary philosophy while honouring the legacy of Selene. Wine has always been an essential part of Selene’s journey contributing to a spherical gastronomical experience. The wine list features some of the most sought-after wines of the world with a particular affection to the wines of Santorini. It is curated by Master of Wine, Yiannis Karakasis.
Created with passion, Selene’s menu is a novel celebration of authenticity, inspired by the local culinary heritage of Santorini. Its refined, contemporary spin on traditional recipes excites the senses with flavours and aromas that masterfully draw from the past in intriguing new ways. Moreover, the Antique Wine Caves of Selene, is a special establishment, exporting wine even to Vatican for ages. Thematic wine tastings, curated by Yannis Karakasis MW, one of the 395 only Masters of Wine© of the World, set to explore Santorini’s wine culture. Experienced sommeliers will unveil the secrets of the volcanic terroir and local vine varieties. Selene’s goal is to immerse the guests in an authentic gastronomic experience that seamlessly combines tradition and creativity, simplicity and ingenuity, earth and sea, nostalgia and innovation, and other contradictory concepts that float in the unique, intensely aromatic space occupied by the cuisine of Selene & Ettore Botrini.