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The best restaurants in Santorini

The best restaurants in Santorini

The best restaurants in Santorini, where to find the tastiest traditional tavernas where the locals go, or fine dining locations with breathtaking views to not miss the real gem? These questions we have heard many times from our guests during their stays. We have prepared our selection of the best restaurants in Santorini, which we feel you should visit during your stay.
Santorini volcanic soil is unusually dry but is surprisingly fertile – and as such, has given rise to some of the most unique and delicious cuisines on the planet.
Besides the stunning landscapes, characteristic whitewashed architecture, and famously good hospitality, the food must be one of the most persuasive highlights of your visit to Santorini.
We do hope that this selection will represent the epic Greek gastronomic journey during your stay in Santorini.

AMMOUDI FISH TAVERN in Ammoudi bay, Oia
The best restaurants in Santorini
Ammoudi Fish tavern bellow Oia in the romantic Ammoudi bay teamed with seafood meze, sunshine, and a sea breeze is modern but also traditional, exuding Mediterranean air and giving value to the Greek, local, Mother Earth products. Imagine having your lunch or dinner seafront with unforgettable experiences by overlooking the crystalline waters of the Aegean sea, listening to the splash of the sea, and tasting the excellent quality dishes painted either by the enchanting sunset of Santorini island or under the romantic light of the countless stars. Our favorite starter is a plate of sun-dried octopus, favorite main course next to the fresh catch of the day will be Shrimps with ouzo and orange sauce accompanied by a glass of white local wine. You can really taste the love for Greek cuisine at Ammoudi Fish tavern as the owner always searches for the local products by small farmers and fishermen. His knowledge about seafood managed to become among the top seafood restaurants in Santorini. We really do love this romantic place, the surroundings, and the vibes.

  • Easy access, 20’ drive by car or private transfer from Erossea
  • Absolutely breathtaking views and sunset
  • Fresh fish – the catch of the day
  • Open daily from 11AM till 12MN, April till October
  • About EUR 60 per person
  • Events, weddings, friends, family and romantic couple dinner unique experience

For more information visit the webpage

THE ATHENIAN HOUSE, Imerovigli
The best restaurants in Santorini
If you wish to have a dining memorable gastronomic journey experience throughout different regions of Greece, within the vintage aesthetics of white pure porcelain, Victorian silver cutlery, and sparkling crystals, then the Athenian House promises that on one of the most breathtaking sunset spots on the Santorini Caldera in Imerovigli. Just 5 minutes walk from Erossea.
The Athenian House aims to revive the richness of Athenian gastronomy by restoring Greek cuisine to its original Mediterranean values. Based on seasonal selected vegetables that transcend the volcanic taste of earth or the breezy air of the sea, extra virgin olive oil and citrus flavors blend Mediterranean aromas and herbs, while fresh seafood offers a dive into the Aegean culture. The restaurant uses new cooking technologies to transform traditional Greek dishes into gourmet creations with a modern twist. Our favorites are the Athenian fava, the famous moussaka and as a dessert lover, you may be excited about the Athenian decadent baklava, with crisp phyllo pastry, chocolate peanut butter, salty caramel & pistachio nuts. The wine list includes organic and biodynamic wines from rare Santorini-grown wines.
The best restaurants in Santorini

  • Easy access, 5’ walk distance from Erossea
  • Absolutely breathtaking Caldera views and sunset
  • Amazing gastronomic journey, Greek new gourmet cuisine
  • Vegeterian or vegan menus, gluten-free bread or pasta on request
  • Open daily from 18PM till 12MN, April till October
  • About EUR 100 per person
  • Events, weddings, friends, family or romantic couple dinner unique experience

For more information visit the webpage

MARINERA, Fira
The best restaurants in Santorini
Start your day with a cocktail, let’s say. Marinera is an all-day cocktail & deli bar offering early breakfast, lunch, sunset snacks, and light dinner with the best music in the town. Located on the most breathtaking spot on the caldera in Fira, offering the best sunset and volcano view. Marinera is a newborn baby of the Athenian house restaurant owners in Imerovigli and promises an interesting mix of magic all-day cocktails and gastronomic meze experience. What about delicatessen platters with a signature cocktail after your shopping in Fira accompanied by artisan Greek cheese, charcuterie, salads, and dips, along with the original peinirli known as Greek pizza boats. We do love this new place in Fira town, the picturesque environment, and the central position which promises nice vibes and swings in your hips.
The best restaurants in Santorini

  • Easy access, 10’ drive by car or private transfer from Erossea or 20′ walk on the Caldera
  • Absolutely breathtaking views and sunset
  • Extraordinery early bubble breakfast 8:30AM – 12:30PM, lunch and dinners with all day cocktail & deli bar experience
  • Open daily from 11AM till 12MN, April till October
  • About EUR 50 per person
  • Friends, family or romantic couple dinner unique experience

For more information visit the webpage

METAXIMAS, Exo Gonia (next to Pyrgos)
The best restaurants in Santorini
Well, this is one of the best restaurants in Santorini where the locals go, and to make a pre-reservation is a necessity. Metaximas offers the most delicious recipes of the Cretan and Santorinian cuisine, serving the freshest ingredients from their kitchen garden with refreshing raki (the iconic grape-based pomace brandy of Crete) and unique wines. The place has awesome relaxing vibes, a view towards the Kamari seaside, and the Monastery on the hill with an atmosphere full of the Aegean sea colors. Metaximas is authentic of her kind with original dishes made with care and fresh ingredients, inspired by the Santorinian and Cretan cuisine. Fava (the famous yellow split pea dip) and white eggplant in the oven, fillet in Vinsanto sauce, and boneless pork chops in orange sauce with baked potatoes are our favorites. The service is always carrying a big smile on their face and between you and me, which is the translation of Metaximas – between us, I think that you will always leave this place with a full stomach and sweet memories.

  • Easy access, 20’ drive by car or private transfer from Erossea
  • Absolutely breathtaking views and relaxing atmosphere
  • Where the locals go
  • Open daily from 13PM till 12MN, April till October
  • About EUR 50 per person
  • Lunch or dinner with friends, family or couples

For more information visit the webpage

TO PSARAKI, Vlychada
The best restaurants in Santorini
Another of the best restaurants in Santorini, where the locals go with authentic greek fresh seafood. Perched right above the Vlychada Marina, seafront, with the anchorage of the Santorini fleet, the luxury catamarans, yachts, sailing boats, and the fisher mans barkas. A place that offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere with the sea breeze, picturesque views, and from September with the sunset view as the sun moves towards the south part of the island. What is on the menu and what we recommend? The lovers of fresh homemade ceviche for sure found their place, a variety of choices from traditional stuffed vine leaves and grilled sardines stuffed with herbs, along with a range of Greek classics and grilled seafood ranging from sea bream, grouper, and barracuda to lobster, rewarded with generous portions and exceptional service.

  • Easy access, 30’ drive by car or private transfer from Erossea
  • Vlychada Marina view, seafront and sunset from September month
  • Where the locals go
  • Open daily from 11AM till 12MN, April till October
  • About EUR 60 per person
  • Lunch and dinner with friends, family or couples

For more information visit the webpage

SEA SIDE, Perivolas

An open beachfront restaurant with meals to remember, an extensive menu of the Mediterranean flavors elegantly blended with funky culinary remixes, and the personal style of chef Tassos will deliver you and your family or friends a delicious experience. A vibrant feeling place with cosmopolitan vibes, the ambiance of good summer music, freshly made cocktails, a fresh sushi bar, and an open kitchen view with brilliant staff service. Sea side one of the best restaurants in Santorini is situated almost at the end of the Perivolos beach where you gain extra privacy and serenity. The summer evenings are about enjoyment and Seaside really does offer all of the treats you wish to get, a journey through the senses as the magnificent blue unfolds in front of you. Our favorites are the fresh sea bass ceviche with passion fruit, lime, and sesame oil. The meat lovers may be excited about the size and serving of T-bone steak or for the fish lovers Tuna fillet with ponzo sauce, edamame, and wasabi tarama. Sugar love is offered in the Banoffee seaside classic.

  • Easy access, 40’ drive by car or private transfer from Erossea
  • Seafront views
  • Extraordinery signature cocktails
  • Open daily from 11AM till 12MN, April till October
  • About EUR 80 per person
  • Events, weddings, swimming during lunch or dinner with friends, family or couples

For more information visit the webpage

Nikos place Gril house, Oia

The island is packed with unmarked gyros stands. We wish to mention at least one in our selection, as we do believe that there is that one day during your stay you wish to taste the good size of the traditional Gyros souvlaki rolled in a pitta with chicken or pork, tzatziki, tomato, onion, and fried potatoes. The best gyros in Santorini, possibly the best in Greece and therefore the world! This place is a must to visit. Located in the alley right beside the bus stop away from the crowds and long lines, with a small dining area outside, sheltered from the sun, friendly and attentive service, a place that fits un all budget.

  • Easy access, 20’ drive by car or private transfer from Erossea
  • Great Greek Casual.. The real deal
  • Oia downtown bus station
  • Open daily from 11AM till 12MN, April till October
  • About EUR 10 per person