To Psaraki is one of the best restaurants on the island serving delicious dishes with innovative combinations and high-quality Santorinian products. Every day, two or three excellent proposals are added to the main menu -such as crab salad, sea pasta, well-grilled meat, fresh fish- along with traditional Greek dishes, such as stuffed tomato-peppers and mousakas.
Located at the veranda of a neoclassical mansion in the yard of a museum in Pyrgos overlooking Akrotiri and Caldera, Selene promotes local cuisine using fresh and raw materials hoping to transmit to their guests a taste of the island's culture. The Cycladic cheese collection is unique, as well as the wine collection with wines from all producers of the island of different years.
The multi-awarded Koukoumavlos restaurant overlooks the caldera from the balconies of the neoclassical mansion next to the Metropolis Church. Koukoumavlos offers gastronomic proposals that you will not find anywhere else on the island - food combinations where flavor meets art and creativity. They have an exquisite list of selected wines and is located at an enchanting spot with outstanding sunset views in the heart of Fira.
The restaurant “Aroma Avlis” opened in summer 2014 bringing a new concept combining creative Mediterranean cuisine with the awarded wines of the winery. Chef Christos Koskinas proposes delicious dishes made mainly of local raw materials for you to savor in a delightful veranda with serene views to the valley and the Sea.
Specializing in fine Mediterranean and Modern Greek cuisine, Ambrosia proposes a carefully balanced menu with seafood, Mediterranean meat dishes, traditional vegetarian specialties, pastas and salads. Most ingredients are locally sourced and one can usually see Panagiotis driving back and forth between suppliers in the morning trying to get his supplies in order.
The artistic restoration of the “1800-Floga” Santorini Restaurant in Oia is a dining spot worth seeking out for its sea views and interiors that give a sense of Santorini’s past, as well as for its gourmet cuisine. The restaurant masters in providing contemporary comforts, both indoors and outdoors on the roof garden, ideal for intimate dinners and vibrant feasts with friends alike.
Located in the central square of Imerovigli, Anogi is a beautiful and well-decorated tavern with a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on details. Enjoy traditional Greek recipes made of the best fresh local materials from Santorini and the rest of Greece. Start with home-made bread and go on trying irresistible meat, fish and pasta dishes. All new special dishes proposed for the Year of Gastronomy are exceptional.
Ginger is the ideal restaurant for romantic dinners, with a nice minimal environment of white and beige colors. Here, you’ll be able to savor excellent versions of your favorite maki and sashimi. Japanese dishes are made from fresh ingredients with nice cocktails and sake drink to accompany the appetizing Japanese little bites. You’ll be able to sit by the sushi bar and follow the whole production process.
Set between the waterfront of Kamari beach and the hotel’s pool area, the stylish ambiance of Elia Restaurant-Café gives a hint of the culinary journey that awaits its guests. Christos Papageorgiou, the Chef of Elia, prepares dishes with fresh local ingredients for traditional Greek flavors refined with creative twists. Complemented by a quality list of selected local wines and signature cocktails, Elia Restaurant offers an unparalleled savory experience.
hotels and accommodations
Santorini is one of the most unique destinations in the world. The scenery seems crafted by the Greek gods: whitewashed villages crown the island with views over its sea-flanked edges, rural vineyards span huge stretches inland and the beaches are black, red and out of this world. There’s plenty for explorers, foodies and culture vultures to discover, from archaeological sites to swimming spots, and brilliant wine and Mediterranean food.
Here’s a list of our favorite activities in Santorini!
Explore the fascinating archaeological site of Ancient Akrotiri
Take a boat trip to the volcano of Santorini and swim in the thermal waters of the volcano’s hot springs
Lounge under the sun in Perissa Black Sand Beach or the Red Beach
Visit the Tiny fishing village of Ammoudi Bay
Take a day cruise and catch the sunset at the Aegean Sea
Taste the incredible impact that growing grapes on volcanic soil can have on wine production at Santorini’s vineyards
Explore the white-washed towns of Caldera
Embark on a scenic hike from Fira to Oia
Sail into two tiny volcanic islands - Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni
Visit the charming inland villages of Pyrgos and get a glimpse into how locals live