July 28, 2023

Our Top Restaurant Picks in Santorini, Greece

A sun-kissed paradise renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, turquoise waters, and whitewashed villages …

By A.M.A Selections




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A sun-kissed paradise renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, turquoise waters, and whitewashed villages perched atop rugged cliffs, the island of Santorini also offers the finest dining experiences. From traditional Greek tavernas serving local dishes to restaurants offering international cuisine, Santorini’s dining scene promises to captivate every palate.

Restaurant recommendations in Oia

For three decades, Sunset by Paraskevas, a charming tavern nestled in Ammoudi, one of Santorini’s most picturesque locations, has been treating diners to top-quality fresh fish and seafood. The lobster pasta stands out as a crowd favorite, and the restaurant’s wine list proudly showcases the finest labels from the region.

Ambrosia is a highly renowned restaurant, offering breathtaking views of the caldera (volcanic depression). With its candlelit dinners on the panoramic terrace, Ambrosia provides a truly memorable dining experience. The menu is a delightful fusion of Greek gourmet cuisine and international flavors.

Pelekanos and Oia Gefsis are perfect spots to savor delicious cuisine while witnessing the magical Santorini sunset.

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Restaurant recommendations in Imerovigli

Located within the luxurious Cavo Tagoo Hotel, Vezené is a Greek-inspired bistro featuring an open fire grill and stunning sunset views. Vezené takes pride in its commitment to quality, offering an array of delectable dishes made with fresh, locally sourced seafood, line-caught fish, and sustainable grass-fed meats.

Anogi can be found in the center of Imerovigli village. Prepare to see a queue of lovers of homemade traditional Greek food waiting to get into this casual, family-run restaurant, so definitely plan to book your dinner there in advance.

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Restaurant recommendations in Firostefani

Aktaion, the oldest taverna in Santorini boasting a rich history of 100 years, offers a delightful dining experience in the heart of Firostefani. The restaurant’s traditional-style menu showcases a variety of authentic Santorinian delicacies, including fava, korkosela, the Santorini tomato balls, hloro cheese of Santorini, skordomakarona (pasta with garlic), moussaka, as well as different meat and seafood options complemented by the finest wines from the island’s historic vineyard.

Ginger is undoubtedly one of the top sushi spots in Santorini, offering a delectable array of fresh hamachi, hot sake, refreshing cocktails, as well as creative desserts.

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Restaurant recommendations in Fira

Esperisma boasts awe-inspiring vistas that perfectly complement its outstanding Mediterranean and Greek inspired menu.

Idol promises an unforgettable gastronomic journey, accompanied by warm Greek hospitality and beautiful sea views. From morning until late at night, the restaurant serves a diverse range of dishes, tailored to the time of day and the season. As you indulge in their delicious creations, be sure to savor the wonderful cocktails or explore the meticulously curated wine list.

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Restaurant recommendations in Pyrgos

Metaxy Mas serves delicious Cretan and Santorinian dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients from the restaurant’s own kitchen garden. Try fava and white eggplant in the oven, fillet in Vinsanto sauce, and boneless pork chops in orange sauce with baked potatoes, accompanied by raki (the grape-based pomace brandy of Crete) or delicious local wines.

Located in the central square of Pyrgos, Kantouni is a charming traditional Santorinian coffee place with a great variety of local and Greek dishes worth trying.

Cava Alta specializes in Mediterranean delicacies and offers a selection of premium wines. The passionate chefs use traditional techniques to create a rich and flavorful menu.

Restaurant recommendations in Perissa and Perivolos

Seaside is a luxurious beach club, a gourmet restaurant, and a lively lounge bar. The beachfront restaurant provides a delightful combination of Mediterranean flavors and innovative culinary creations, resulting in a feast for both the palate and the eyes. The chefs at Seaside restaurant skillfully blend techniques from various regions worldwide to present a truly unique gourmet dining experience.

Forty One presents another luxurious option for beachgoers. With a delightful fusion of international and Mediterranean cuisine complemented by enticing cocktails, it epitomizes the good life. Guests can relish their meals amidst a friendly atmosphere, all while savoring the stunning views of the sea and the sunset. The bar treats visitors to a selection of Greek and foreign wines as well as delicious cocktails, all accompanied by soothing lounge music.

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Restaurant recommendations in Vlychada

To Psaraki is one of the best tavernas on the island, known for its commitment to serving simple and authentic food, prepared using locally sourced ingredients. The menu is a celebration of Santorini’s seasonal produce, featuring well-known favorites like cherry tomatoes, fava beans, capers, and white eggplant, as well as lesser-known gems like round zucchini, kardamida (salicornia), xylangouro cucumber, and young green peas.

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