We love to eat out, so we decided to compile a list of our favourite restaurants in Santorini to give you the inside scoop! Anthos Restaurant - Kirini Suites & Spa Kirini Suites & Spa’s gourmet restaurant Anthos invite all wine lovers to discover the best wines from their exclusive wine lists. Whether it is for a wine degustation or for the superb dishes, experience this Relais & Châteaux gourmet restaurant for unique moments of culinary perfection. The culinary proposals are based on Greek cuisine influenced from other Mediterranean regions; the result is a menu, full of fresh ingredients, herbs and spices, aromas and tastes of the south European coastline. The unparalleled view of Oia cliffs in combination with an exquisite ambiance and menu will contribute in a memorable gastronomic experience.
Argo restaurant in Fira with its elegant spaces, relaxing decor, great views of the caldera and the sunset will travel you around the world through the flavors of the new age cuisine. The owner Konsantinos and his fabulous staff make sure you will want to go back. In this favorite spot you will find local delicacies with a twist. Be sure to try the famous Santorini Salad and super tasty Beef souvlaki marinated for 12 hours.
The restaurant is located in the “heart” of Fira, in a renovated mansion of the 60’s. The caldera view from the restaurant’s front balcony is spectacular, but the real surprise is the beautiful veranda on the back that is overlooking the garden of the old mansion. Don’t leave your table if you haven’t tried their version of the traditional Greek Saganaki (Gruyere cheese wrapped in pastry crust served with fig marmalade marinated in Vinsanto wine), the Assyrtico Salad (green salad, grapes, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese), the “Santorini Risotto” with local ingredients or the Greek Version of Cheesecake (made with Greek soft cheese – Katiki - on rusk bread)
If you want to taste original Asian dishes whilst holidaying in Greece, Ginger Sushi Lounge restaurant is definitely your best option on the island. It is Santorini‘s premier Sushi and Japanese cuisine restaurant with a full sushi bar with a full set up of fresh fish and the finest local produce and ingredients available. Located in Firostefani village, featuring a spectacular view of the island’s windmills and the blue domed church of Agios Gerasimos. In the Avli Garden you can taste high quality Japanese cuisine with the freshest local fish, as well as special cocktails. The restaurant also offers the possibility of a “take away” service.
Amongst the foremost restaurants in Santorini, the Ifestioni is a bio organic restaurant which artfully mixes traditional cuisine with modern cutting edge culinary skill. Offering a real experience into island culture, hospitality and traditional cuisine, local organic products are sourced by the Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites in Fira, Santorini and throughout Greece. The Ifestioni restaurant places a great emphasis on the best vegetarian and non vegetarian ingredients. Honey from wild thyme flowers, wild saffron and local black and white figs feature in dishes alongside organic olive oils and wines. Homemade dishes visually stunning are made of perfect complementary tastes which form a unique culinary feast for Aressana guests. Don’t miss the traditional Greek pies, fried calamari served with taramosalata and the Greek version Burger.
A critically-acclaimed gastronomic destination on the island of Santorini. An award – winning restaurant with a really versatile menu. Housed in an original 18th century sea captain’s house, the interior of the restaurant offers a refined romantic setting, while the terrace offers stunning views of the caldera. The highly creative cuisine created by chef and owner Nikos Pouliasis, combined with sweeping views and excellent service, offer a truly memorable visual and gustatory journey. A carefully selected wine list accompanies the menu and will surely enhance your dining experience. It includes some of the most interesting wines produced locally in Santorini, some of the best vintages produced in other parts of Greece and an unparalleled collection of wines and champagnes from around the world.
You’ll fall in love with it at first sight; its location, decoration and aura render the space a must. If you are after a beach restaurant, gourmet cuisine, a lounge bar or a place where you can rub shoulders with the glitterati then head down to Perivolos Beach. Seaside by Notos manages to finely balance its modern, cosmopolitan nature with an unpretentious gourmet atmosphere, being relaxed yet boasting excellent, informal service. Think laid-back lounge, elegance, funky jazz, and food styling straight out of the trendiest of gourmet magazines, whether it’s a glass with layers of marinated tuna and guacamole, or a pitch-black cuttlefish ink risotto with gold leaves, served in porcelain and wax paper.It all starts on the beach, with its comfortable sun beds, fluffy towels, and straw umbrellas that lend it an exotic touch. The chef’s creative cuisine will take you on a journey to the four corners of the earth, through Mediterranean flavours with a twist.
'Selene' restaurant was established in 1986 aiming to show and promote the local products along with the local cuisine and introduce travelers to the island's culture. Santorini owes a lot to Selene’s owners as they were the first ones to so passionately promote local products and helped in the preservation of recipes almost threatened to be lost in time. Selene is divided in two restaurants: Selene Restaurant continues its modernist approach on Greek cuisine and Selene Meze & Wine which operates as a taverna, a simpler all-day approach with mostly traditional dishes and exclusively Santorini wines from all the island's producers. Journalists from New York Times, Daily Mail, Conde Nast, Financial Times and so much more swear by it’s excuisite cuisine and this is a restaurant that one should certainly visit whilst in Santorini.
For Mediterranean & Italian cuisine lovers this is your place to be. A cuisine which showcases the best of Santorini’s products from owners organic farm in Oia and the freshest of the Aegean’s Sea fish. For both classic Italian pasta (and not only) dishes as well as local cuisine with an outstanding view of Fira and the famous caldera cliffs.
Under the deep red cliffs of Oia, where the waves reach your feet and make the boats dancing on the horizon waiting for the sun to be lost in the blue Aegean Sea is where Sunset Taverna is located with delicious seafood dishes, the most famous lobster spaghetti and tastes inspired from Santorini cuisine. Famous for its lobster pasta with a top secret recipe, along with dishes that made “New York Times” , “Travel Channel” and many other international guides to recommend Sunset Taverna as one of the necessary stops at your visit in Santorini, while the guest book includes many names of celebrities. Do not miss the fresh fishes arriving at Sunset daily and are cooked carefully. Excellent appetizers, local specialties made with carefully picked materials based on the freshness and the their quality and combine them with fine local wines from the wine list. If you are looking for a serene & authentic fish taverna experience then make sure you visit Ammoudi and Sunset.