Where to eat in Santorini: restaurants, tavernas and ouzeri

The island of Santorini offer a huge selection of restaurants, ouzeri and places where to eat. Santorini is also extremly touristic place, it is not easy to find a real traditional place where only local goes, places like this can be find on the islands with lower tourist impact. Traditional dishes such as tomato balls, Santorini salad, split peas in all their variations, white aubergines, cooked capers, fresh cheese, and local specialities including apohti (a type of cured ham), sausages, wild rabbit with a cheese and egg sauce, brantada, sweet melitinia, and saffron bread rusks, all portray the tasty culture of the island. In the restaurants of Fira, Oia and Imerovigli we generally spend more than in other tourist resorts.

Traditional restaurants

The tavern Naoussa is hidden in the small streets of Fira, but you will always find people waiting for a table. The restaurant is simple, located on a terrace, has no caldera view. Great food, traditional Greek cuisine with a good variety of meat and fish accompanied with homemade wine. Price low to medium. Very good!

To enjoy the beautiful view and not spend a fortune we recommend the restaurant to Elis in Fira. Unique menu with Greek dishes, very good mousaka served in earthenware, Greek salad Elis and do not miss the homemade cake, a kind of cheese cake. Medium to high prices. Good!

Another good restaurant in Fira with a beautiful view is the Blue Volcano located close to Bar Franco, offering a good variaty of fixed price menu of meat and fish. If oyu don’t like fix menu, you can choose separate plates. Average prices. Good!

A great place is “To ouzeri” in Fira which as the name suggests offers appetizers of all kinds. Has no view of the caldera, some table have nive view over Fira. This place is also very busy with local young people. Try the meatballs in tomato sauce, saganaki, dakos, fried calamari and grilled octopus. Price low to medium. Very good!

“Skaros” is a seafood restaurant located in front of the Rock of Skaros in Imerovigli boasts breathtaking views of the Caldera. Here the view is unique, the staff very friendly and the food well presented. The price equally acceptable for the Caldera! Medium to high prices. Very good!

Best restaurants in the villages of Santorini

Very nice place is the tavern Senada in Kamari, a bit hidden located 300m from Kamari promenade near the Matina hotel. Family-run, informal, with a few tables but fast and friendly service. The owner Kostas explains quite well the composition of the homemade dishes. Good chicken with holy wine and pork with  metaxa beyond excellent starters. Average prives. Excellent!

Known among the locals is the tavern Galini in Monholitos, can be reached by following the sea side road along the airport. Good choice of fresh fish, calamari prepared in various ways, great octopus. Beautiful location with tables set up on the beach. Price low to medium. Very good!

Metaxi mas is a charming Greek taverna in the village of Pyrgos, just up the hill that leads to Kamari. Great attention to detail with the very romantic atmosphere. The food is delicious, provides classic Greek cuisine reinterpreted with a lot of imagination and maximum sophistication. Some spacial plates are: lentils with capers, eggplants Santorini with cheese and tomato, grilled octopus with fava beans, shrimp made with feta cheese and tomato. Average prices. Excellent!

To Psaraki is a typical taverna overlooking the harbor of Vlyhada located way from the tourist bustle. Fresh fish, mussels in wine, shrimp saganaki,  grilled sardines, tuna fish in sweet and sour sauce. Beautiful terrace with a sea view. Average prices. Excellent!

On the beach of Perissa is located Tranquillo beach bar and restaurant. Location is cute,here you listen to good music and enjoy delicious meals, very considerable portions at reasonable prices. Good selection of vegetarian dishes and salads. Service on the beach (sunbeds and umbrellas free of charge) Prices low to medium. Good!