Romantic dinner for two at sunset.Greece, Santorini, restaurant on the beach, above the volcano.
One of the most sought after romantic getaway destinations. We going to be talking the best restaurants in Santorini with a view, perfect if you are looking for somewhere to dine with a view of the caldera or just an Instagrammable place for evening wind down on the crescent-shaped island. If you are looking for the perfect setting for a couples romantic restaurant in Santorini, I got you! Also included is the tiny fishing villages of Ammoudi. This is one of Santorini’s most picturesque spots that is tucked away into the stunning cliffs of red rock much like that of Red Beach. The village has great fish restaurants and winning sunset views which is why tourists gather here every evening at sunset.
So, we have already discussed how to get to Santorini from Athens and from Mykonos as well as the best beaches in Santorini. I have also provided a travel guide to Santorini with times on the best areas to stay.
A trip to Santorini is incomplete without a dining experience. With that in mind, we are going to talk about all things food in Santorini, where to get the best Greek cuisine while also checking out the beautiful villages in Santorini. The Cyclades islands are renowned for their white wines so of course each of the restaurants below pairs their food with local wines for each course.
The Coolest Santorini Sunset View Restaurants
Right in the heart of the Aegean Sea are thirty-three islands the comprise the Cyclades. Among these Cyclades is Santorini. The rich volcanic and mineral reach soil has meant that crops on the island produce flavourful ingredients.
Most of the recipes of the island’s colourful cuisine are made with local vegetables matched with amazing seafood that is caught daily; from sea to plate. While Sifnos may be known for the revithada, a chickpea stew slow cooked in a ceramic pot, Naxos for its rostos, a pork dish with tomato sauce, Santorini, on the other hand, is known for its tasty sun-dried tomatoes used to make tomato fritters that are eaten with the region’s popular meze. You can also combine you love for food with wine tasting and cooking classes with many of the restaurants providing classes too.
I have linked to many of restaurants. While in busy seasons you may need to book and reserve a table, for most of them we were able to just walk in and get a table.
Santorini Villages And The Best Restaurants In Them
Heliotopos Wine Bar In Imerovigli – If you are want to unwind to sunset views of the Caldera then this is the place to grab a drink and watch the sun go down. Hotel Heliotopos Wine Bar is carved into a rock and comes with an extensive list of Greek wine to indulge in as you Instagram until your little heart is content. Enjoy Santorini wine with a glass of a side of Santorini views. They also serve food. Make sure you try the shrimp saganaki simmered in ouze or the pork with sundried cherry tomatoes and haloumi cheese.
The Cave Of Nikolas In Akrotiri – This was one of my favourites as we stopped by after a day of sailing around the Caldera. Located in Akrotiri, the restaurant opened in the 60s when the archeological site in Akrotiri opened as Nicolas used to serve all the workers there his wife’s home cooking. Three generations later this little beauty is still thriving. You can have fresh seafood, moussaka made with eggplant on the terrace right next to the beach. Prices are all very reasonable. You can see their menu here.
Ammoudi Fish Tavern On Ammoudi Harbor – If you are a lover of seafood then this is the place to be. Ammoudi Bay is a small harbour in Oia where people flock to for Santorini’s gastronomic experiences. The tavern is located on a terrace overlooking the water. Enjoy freshly caught seafood that is paired with locally grown ingredients. Be sure to try the shrimp in orange and Ouzo sauce.
Paraskevas With Sunset View On Ammoudi Bay – Want dinner right by the sea? Then Paraskevas is the place to go. You get amazing seafood, killer sea views too. They also cater to vegetarians too as well as meat eaters matched with local wines.
Feggera In Meglochori – This easy-going restaurant is located on a courtyard and decorated in typical island decor that is synonymous with Santorini. The typical white and blue colours of the island. Tasty Mediterranean food with a home-made feel to it, made with locally souced ingredients. The place has some of the island’s best meze. If you want to learn how to make your own they also do Greek cooking glasses too.
Aromaz Avlis In Exo Gonia – For a different view of Santorini then head to Aromaz. Located east of the island and looking out on the countryside. Ideally located next to Karamolegos winery
Ovaci – This place serves up a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful setting at this stunning Cavo Tagoo Santorini. Food is served by the infinity pool that looks out on to the Caldera. Perfect location for those looking for delicious food as well as Santorini restaurants perfect for Instagram. If you are celebrating or are on a honeymoon in Santorini, they also have plenty of champagne and wine lists covering both Santorini wines and international labels.
Seaside By Notos – If you want something with a little luxury feel to it then Notos is one to check out. They serve the island’s best ceviche and sushi. Their menu is varied with international cuisine so if want to sample a little bit of Greek and mix it up with international dishes or if you want to chill with cocktails then Notos will tick all those boxes.
Best Restaurants In Santorini Oia
The town is known for its amazing sunsets. People actually scope out the best spots for Oia sunsets. An area of the island with exceptional natural beauty.
Armeni – Located close to the harbour means that you can go for a swim and when you have worked up an appetite you can drop by and grab a bite to eat. Armeni serves up delicious authentic Greek cuisine in a very casual setting. You can come for the food or the chilled out atmosphere as you chill on the loungers with a glass of Greek wine. For the Armeni menu click here.
Roka – If you want know where the locals eat then head to Roka. They serve up simple yet delicious food. Choose from a selection of meatballs, saganaki fried cheese and octopus with beetroot and walnut sauce. Amazing food in a great setting and with really great prices too.
Ambrosia – If you are looking for the Oia restaurants with sunset view then Ambrosia is one of the best restaurants in Oia Santorini offering just that. It comes with balcony sunset views of the Caldera. If you are bring your partner to Santorini and looking for somewhere romantic, or even better if you are looking for the perfect place to propose then you couldn’t pick a better place.
Ambrosia offers a perfect romantic setting with most of the tables overlooking the Caldera so perfect for couples dinner as you sip away glasses of wine to amazing views and goo conversation all with background music allowing imagine you are dining in a private setting. This is one where you may have to reserve a table in advance as tables book fast. Ambrosia Santorini dress code of the restaurant leans towards the smarter dress code. You can find the Ambrosia restaurant menu online their site.
Vineyart – A relaxed atmosphere and laid back feel to the courtyard restaurant. Whether you are in the mood for breakfast, brunch or dinner, Vineyart serves amazing food with local ingredients and all at very reasonable prices too.
The Best Restaurants In Santorini Fira
Fira is the largest of the villages in Santorini and the capital of Santorini. Fira also happens to be the epicenter of social life, entertainment and shopping on the island. Here you can find some of the best hotels in Santorini including some of the cheapest hotels in Fira too. Here you can find cool galleries, boutiques, clubs, bars and many amazing restaurants with in more stunning views.
Argo Restaurant In Santorini Fira – Fantastic Caldera views and great food. Argo serves up a mix of Mediterranean cuisin mixed with local dishes. The menu is mainly fish based courses but there are also vegetarian options too which can be paired Greek wines as well as cocktails. Check out the Argo restaurant Santorini menu for an insigt into what is served. Although it leans towards a luxury end, the Argo restaurant Santorini dress code is fairly relaxed with smart casual expected.
1500 BC – Among the best restaurants in Fira Santorini with a view. The 1500 BC restaurant menu is fish based but you will still find a couple of meat dishes with pasta also featuring on the menu. You can toast to the views of the Caldera at sunset.
The Best Food To Try When You Visit Santorini And The Cyclades Islands
One cannot come to Santorini to explore these beautiful islands and not try some of the popular foods such as kopanisti, which is a tangy spread made from mature cheese from goat’s and sheep’s milk. Then there is louza, cured meat made with scented with cinnamon cloves and pepper.
The islands also grow their own renowned wines made with Assyrtiko and Malvasia grapes. If you want to try your hand at making Greek food when you get home, you can also purchase packs of split peas from Santorini to make your very own fava dip.
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