Restaurants in Santorini
Restaurants are not a place to have a taste to eat before an evening of entertainment, they are the entertainment. And whether you go to a local tavern or to a chic restaurant you will see that the Greeks take their time over food. Taverns are usually more inexpensive than restaurants - they feature simple but tasty dishes.
Papagalos Restaurant has been established in 1987, in the village of Oia (Ia) Santorini, since then, it has defined contemporary Greek cuisine. Voted as one of the best of Santorini Restaurants and being among the top 50 Greek restaurants, Papagalos Restaurant will fulfil your expectations of a perfect gastronomic experience. With a focus on the freshest offerings of each season, Papagalos' Restaurant chefs allow the ingredients of the region to speak for them.
The restaurant is on the south-western shores of the island. Right at the water's edge nears the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri. There you have lunch on olives, taramasalata, feta cheese, aubergine salad, freshly caught pandora fish and grilled prawns, accompanied by a pichet of the family's homegrown wine that match the food perfectly. It is a simple and delicious lunch; but with a delightful location.
Sphinx Restaurant has been established since 1991. Its exclusive sight over the Caldera of Santorini becomes more magnificent during the wonderful sunsets just in front of you. For 15 years people from around the world have come to adore fine Mediterranean cuisine, an extensive selection of exceptional wines and sophisticated service in the restaurant's relaxing environment. The extensive wine list houses more than 150 Greek and European wines to accompany your dinner.
It is situated on the caldera overhangs of Fira city, is one of the oldest captain's houses, erected in 1860, restored according to the traditional architecture. On its beautiful terraces with sight to the volcano, the magical colors of the sunset and the glorious Aegean Sea, you can enjoy lunch or dinner in a romantic atmosphere. Its Mediterranean Greek cuisine, with excellent quality of products, its large selection of Greek wines as well as the professional service will satisfy the most demanding client.
The kind and friendly restaurant staff are at your disposal, preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining lounge which holds up to 250 people. The Irini's Santorini restaurant serves traditional Greek dishes and fresh fish, all prepared with high quality ingredients and served in a cosy atmosphere decorated with murals and island images. At the Iriniís Santorini cafe-bar you can drink your coffee, juice or cocktail or enjoy their delicious pizza and snacks while gazing at the magnificent ocean and Kamari Beach sight and listening to soft music. The cafe-bar area is open from 08:00 a.m. to 01:00 a.m .The cafe- restaurant is open from April to October.
The 1800 Restaurant in Oia (Ia) Santorini is housed in a mansion that was erected in the middle of the 18th century. It is a typical Santorinian captain's house, a living example of a culture long gone. The artistic restoration was based on classic conservation and preservation techniques. This was done in order to give the mansion an atmosphere of the past, while also providing the warmth and the comfort of the present, both indoors and outdoors on the roof garden, which features a magnificent sight of the sea surrounding the volcanic island.
Ampelos is located in the Fabrica Center (Fira) next to the principal church. With panoramic sights of the volcanic caldera as well as the backside, it?s possibly the best location on the island. Ampelos features only the freshest meats and produce available. They use extra virgin olive oil and local cheeses. The menu is an innovative fusion of mediterranean and Californian cuisines. A crowded bar and an extensive wine basement will compliment any meal and/or sunset. So come in and enjoy the vast scenic terrace lined with bougainvillea, geraniums and hibiscus.
This Restaurant is located in the most central part of fira, at the caldera, only a few meters from the central square and the cable car. They wait for you here so that you can enjoy traditional greek cuisine but also the island's unique delicacies, grilled meat, seafood and fresh fish. All these, enjoying the lovely sight of the caldera in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
The Pyrgos Restaurant is named after the traditional village Pyrgos and is located in its entrance. It is erected in the highest point of the island, which guarantees a wonderful sight to the village Pyrgos, the caldera, Fira, Imerovigli and Ia. Its location is ideal for enjoying your dinner, appreciating the most picturesque sunset. Another great advantage is that the village Pyrgos, just like the restaurant are situated in the heart of the island, so that regardless of which point you are coming from it would only take you five minutes to get there. The restaurant is open all year through.
Close to Vlichada beach. One of the best taverns on the island for traditional local dishes and seafood. Shrimps are fresh ; great taramasalata. Sutsukaki: tomato is thinner, lacks herbs, rich in beat - still great. Souvlaki is the same as outside.
Eating & Drinking in Santorini