9 Best Places Where to Eat on a Budget in Santorini
Santorini is an expensive island. It is one of the most famous in Greece and the world, with millions of visitors every year. That is why I want to make sure that if you are travelling on a budget, you will not miss the chance to visit it only because it is well known to be an expensive destination.
There are plenty of places to eat delicious Greek food without breaking the bank.
And my job is to make sure you know where these places are, so you will make possible a budget trip to the beautiful island of Santorini.
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These places I listed below offer both sweets and savoury, so they are perfect for breakfast and lunch and dinner if you fancy something cold like a sandwich or a Greek pie.
1. Our Corner:
If you are looking for a place to get a big breakfast, cheap lunch or something sweet at every time of the day or late at night after dinner, this is a place to check out.
They serve pancakes, fresh fruit salads, Greek yoghurt with honey, fresh juices, coffees, milkshakes, sweet and savoury crepes (the selection is vast), omelettes, eggs with sausage, sandwiches, salads and much more.
Opening Time: every day from 8.00 am to 12.00 am.
Address: Φηρά / Fira Σαντορίνη, Κυκλάδες / Santorini, Cyclades, 847 00, Greece (just check Our Corner on Google Maps).
2. Santa Irini Bakery:
In my opinion, this place should be named "the cookie paradise" because they sell so many different kinds of cookies that you will want to try them all.
The good news is that you pay them by the weight, so you can get one of each and try them all.
This bakery is located in Perissa, on the south side of the island, near one of the most famous beaches in Santorini.
They not only sell cookies, but they also have a vast selection of bread, croissants, cakes, pizza, sandwiches, savoury Greek pies, fruit juices and coffee.
Santa Irini Bakery is the perfect place to stop on the way to the beach for breakfast and buy something good to take with you for lunch.
Opening Time: every day from 5.00 am to 11.00 pm.
Address: Perissa, Thira 847 03, Greece
3. Grigoris Bakery:
I can guarantee you this is one of the best places in Santorini where to try most of the famous Greek sweets.
They have many variants of the delicious baklava, Loukomadies, Kataifi, the famous orange pie Portokalopita (a must to try while in Greece).
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They sell many types of bread, sandwiches, Greek pies, cakes, handmade ice creams, and many puff pastry cakes, sweet and savoury.
There are many tables where to sit and enjoy your meal with a god fresh fruits juices or a coffee.
It is on the south side of the island. The perfect place to stop on the way to the beaches or toward the main towns if you book budget accommodation on the south of the island.
Opening Time: open 24h.
Address: Fira, Ormos Perissis Street, Megalochori 84700 Greece
4. Bakery Svoronos:
Located in the main town Fira, this bakery offers all the most delicious and typical Greek sweets, so in case this is your first time in the country, I highly recommend you to check out this place.
They also have typical Greek savoury pies if you look for a place to eat something local and cheap for lunch or dinner.
Opening Time: Open 24 h.
Address: Greece, 25is Martiou, Thira 847 00, Greece
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Lunch and Dinner:
These places I listed below offer hot local Greek food, and they all have seats available.
Still, if you prefer to eat outside, some of them also offer takeaway options so you can find a nice spot and have your dinner looking at the sunset or a marvellous view of Santorini at night, with all the hotels lit up like in the best postcard.
5. Obelix Psitopoleio:
If you are in Fira and looking for a friendly and cheap place to get an excellent Greek lunch or dinner, this is one of the best places.
They make Gyros and Souvlaki to take away, but they also have portions of delicious Greek food. The menu is vast, you spend at least 5 minutes before deciding what to order, and it will surely be tasty.
Opening Time: every day from 12 pm to 12 am.
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6. Nick the Grill
I found this place while exploring Fira, I just arrived after checking in at my accommodation, and I was starving. It was pretty packed inside, so I understood that it was probably a cheap and good place to eat.
I got a Gyros, and it was delicious.
They also make souvlaki, burgers, falafels, and more local Greek food like zucchini and tomatoes fritters.
Prices are excellent to be in Fira, so this is absolutely a must-visit spot if you are on a budget.
Opening: every day from 10.30 am to 2.00 am.
Address: when at the bus station, go up toward the west, when you arrive at the main street (it is full of shops and restaurants) turn right and keep walking for a couple of minutes, the place is going to be on your left-hand side.
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7. Lucky Souvlakis:
The name says it all. They sell delicious souvlaki, Gyros, plates with meat, veggies and fries, Greek salads and falafels.
Everything is very delicious and at a low price.
Example: 1 souvlaki 1.60 euros, Gyros 2.60 euros, kebab pita 3.00 euros, portions 8.00 euros.
Opening Time: every day from 12.00 pm to 11.00 pm.
Address: Dekigala, Thira 847 00, Greece
8. Ta Postalia Tou Aigaiou:
If you are looking for a place to have a great Greek dinner at a very reasonable price, go to this place to have an authentic Greek experience.
They have many Greek dishes and local ones from Santorini. They have more than 20 different starters for 5-7 euros each (a great price to be in Santorini), marinade local fish, different kinds of local Greek cheese, some meze to share with your travel mate.
They also have live music on some nights. Book it in advance because it gets fully booked very fast.
Opening Time: from 8.00 am to 2.00 am. Close on Monday
Address: Μεσαριά 847 00, Greece
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9. Avli Cafe:
If you plan to explore Thirassia island (located northwest of Santorini), I highly recommend you try this place. Avli Cafe is located right next to the sea where to enjoy a beautiful view of Santorini.
The two owners are a lovely couple that treats all their guests like family, food is delicious, from local Greek, massive desserts with ice creams and fresh fruits.
They also have vegan/vegetarian options.
Opening Time: every day from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm.
Address: CORFOS, Thirasia 847 02, Greece
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