Food on the island seems to be higher in quality than the Greek food we've tried in the states. Portions are smaller so you never feel too full. Also, water is always offered still or sparkling because you absolutely can't have water from tap (the reason being that the tap water has a high salt content on the island). Pastas and seafood run aplenty in Santorini so take your pick!
Below, you'll find a few of the places we dined at during our week-long trip to the island.
Cabo Rosso @ The Ambassador Luxury Suites, Akrotiri Santorini
Its current setting has a great view of Southern Santorini as well as a view of the caldera. This establishment has the most contemporary style out of every restaurant we ate. It had a great vibe and the wait staff was extremely attentive.
Forty-One “41” @ Perivolos Beach, Akrotiri
We were instructed to let them know we were from the Ambassador upon arrival so that we would be able to use their beach loungers and umbrellas (otherwise, there would be an additional charge).
We ordered from the restaurant and ate a nice lunch consisting of appetizers and drinks, while enjoying the breeze and the ongoing sounds of the waves.
Panorama Restaurant, Akrotiri
If I am being honest, the food was okay but the wine and service was great - I'm sure the view would have been fantastic had we gone in earlier.
Caldera Romantica @ Akrotiri, Santorini
It was fairly easy to get a table and our waitress was very welcoming. We did't know what to start with but we were inspired by the table next to us and ordered the same rose wine they were having to start.
CAPITAL of SANTORINI - FIRA
Spiridakos Catamaran Cruises
During the trip, our yacht crew provided water, beer, wine, and juice. Halfway throughout, half the crew got to grilling and cooking. All the dishes were amazing. The yacht, sun, open sea, good food, and drinks? It doesn't get better than that! The best way to spend my birthday and it was my favorite day out of the whole week!
Lucky’s Souvlakis @ Downtown Fira
Once we found it, there was a long line and it was packed inside despite it's minimal seating capacity. Vuong ordered a gyro meal to share it with me. This was the only time we ordered fast food on the island but it was worth it. It didn't taste greasy or fatty.
SANTORINI FERRY PORT - THIRA
Along the port were rental car businesses as well as several small restaurants. I assume the business the eateries bring in is constant being that there's frequently a sea of people arriving and departing to get to and from the other islands.
We stopped at the first place we saw that had available seating and we were surprised at how good everything tasted.
Our waiter was nice enough to keep an eye out for our ferry by periodically checking our tickets.
If you decide to eat here, make sure you're wearing a hat and SPF because you'll most likely be sitting outside for a while until your ferry arrives.
~ XOXO, Mari