9 Unmissable Restaurants in Santorini
Santorini is one of the most famous Greek islands where people fly from all over the world to take stunning pictures in the top cliffs towns, looking at the caldera.
But Santorini is more than some stunning views. It is also a food lover paradise, where to enjoy local and Greek dishes that offer something for every taste, fish, meat, cheese and of course, many vegan options.
In the list below, you will find both simple tavernas and fine dining restaurants, where they all serve also vegetarian and vegan options.
If you are vegan and want to have a whole menu for yourself, I also added what I think is the best Vegan Restaurant on the island, where the food is so delicious that even non-vegan people will fall in love with it.
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Located in Akrotiri, on the southwest side of Santorini, this restaurant offers delicious Greek food, like Tzatziki, fave beans and much more as starters, veal, lamb, chicken, sea bass, shrimps and much more, all cooked with traditional Greek recipes.
Address: unfortunately, many roads in Santorini have no name, so I advise using Google Maps to get there or by hiring a taxi.
2. Gia Mas:
Located at the Kamari beach, this restaurant offers local food like lamb kleftiko, stuffed aubergines, fava beans pure, and much more with a beautiful beach view.
It can be the perfect place to have lunch while sending the day at the beach or for a romantic dinner with the sea view.
Address: an unnamed street in Kamari, near the beach. You can find it in Google Maps.
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3. Katsaboo Restaurant:
Located in Fira, this is a great place where to enjoy Greek food with a twist. You are going to love the modern decor, relaxing ambient and friendly staff.
This restaurant is part of the San Marino suites, but you don't have to stay there to book a table at the restaurant.
There is also a lovely terrace with a fabulous Santorini view and a swimming pool to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Address: Katsaboo Restaurant, Thira 847 00, Greece
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4. Karma Greek Restaurant:
This place doesn't have a fantastic view like many other restaurants, but their little intimate patio is a beautiful place to enjoy a delicious Greek dinner away from the noise and crowd.
The food is fantastic, with a very high standard, wine is local and perfect to pair with every dish.
In my opinion, this is a little Gem you cannot miss to pay a visit at last once when in Santorini. Vegan options are available.
Address: Nik. Nomikou 11, Oía 847 02, Greece
5. Santo Athiri Restaurant:
Suppose you can stay in Santorini for more than enough time and visit the beaches (I highly recommend it because they are very particular and scenery). In that case, you will surely see Kamari beach (one of the most famous).
This restaurant is located right at the beach, so you can enjoy a wonderful local lunch between swimming and working on your tan.
If you are staying nearby, it can be the perfect place for a romantic dinner, where to listen to the noise of the waves crashing against the beach and look at a full moon.
I highly recommend ordering the mixed fish patter, very big and delicious.
Address: unnamed street like many in Santorini, but you can find it here.
Located in Fira, this restaurant offers wonderfully prepared Greek food. From Moussaka, zucchini and tomato fritters, snails (yes, they serve snails here, and if you like to try new dishes, you should absolutely give it a go), souvlaki and much more.
They have indoor and outdoor tables. The ambient is simple, like a typical tavern where the food is prepared perfectly following the original recipes.
Address: an unnamed street in Fira. You can find the location here.
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7. 5 Sense Restaurant (Vegan):
Sense Restaurant is absolutely a Vegan Paradise.
The menu is so full of delicious plant base options that you will end up eating here every lunch and dinner (menu change from lunch to dinner, so even more options are available).
The dishes are not only delicious but also very pretty. The terrace restaurant is the perfect place where to have a feast while on the island.
Even the most meat lover will fall in love with their food. It is a guarantee.
Address: located in Fira, Erithrou Stavrou, Thira 847 00, Greece
8. Armeni restaurant:
More than a Restaurant, dining here is a truly remarkable experience.
Located in Armeni bay, you have two options to get to this restaurant: walk down 287 steps from Oia to get to the little village, or make them come to pick you up by boat at Ammoudi beach.
Here the fish is so fresh like it just jumped from the sea to the grill, the most famous dish is the octopus in Santorini fava cream, but I also recommend you try the fried prawns wrapped with "kantaifi" pastry.
Address: in the Armeni bay, on the right side of the little pier.
9. Ifestioni Restaurant of Aressana Spa Hotel:
This famous restaurant is located in the beautiful Hotel Aressana Spa, but you can book a table there even if you are not a Hotel guest.
If you are looking for a Greek fine dining experience, this is the perfect place to reserve a table while in Santorini.
All the ingredients used are organic from Greece, the original recipes are made with outstanding creativity from Chef Kostas Aggelopoulos that will make you want to go back the day after because one meal is not enough to try everything he creates.
Also, the view is spectacular.
Address: Mitropoleos Street, Thira 847 00, Greece
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