When looking for a good Santorini Restaurant to experience, you will be spoilt for choice on this stunning Greek island.
Well known for it’s electric blue sky, deep turquoise blue seas and quaint white painted houses, Santorini is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal with your loved one. Walk into any restaurant in Santorini and you will be guaranteed of getting good service, after all, most of the restaurants here have been perfectly set up to receive tourists, holidaymakers and romantic newly-weds on their honeymoon.
However, the best restaurants in Santorini are often to be found off the beaten tracks away from the main tourist hotspots. For example, Oia Santorini restaurants you will find can be much smaller and more intimate than those found in the main town of Fira. For a romantic getaway, find yourself a little traditional Greek bistro that is tucked away in Oia and share a meal with your loved one while watching the sun set over Thirassia Island. This is something amazing that this particular area offers. What more could you want for a memorable honeymoon or Valentines Day trip!
Santoríni is best known for its very distinctive Greek cuisine and locally sourced ingredients. This is down to the uniqueness of the volcanic soil. Visit any Santorini Greek restaurant and you can experience a whole range of traditional dishes such as fáva, domatínia, white aubergines (much milder in flavour than purple aubergines), and traditional wines such as the fortified dessert wine vinsánto which tastes like port or sherry as it’s made from raisins. You will find a good range of white wines as well as local specialities too.
If you like to experience more local specialities, then Fira Santorini restaurants are well equipped to offer both traditional Greek dishes as well as a few local dishes that are unique to the region. It is interesting to know that most Greeks don’t eat breakfast as such, so you may find it easier to eat breakfast at your hotel. However, some of the best restaurants in Oia, Santorini are very accommodating to holidaymakers, so many will offer some nice breakfast options during the main holiday season.
When you really want to have a taste of what the locals eat, then it is well worth asking local residents for their recommendations and heading off the main tourist streets to discover the hidden gems that Oia and Fira have to offer. In both of these places you can find a whole range of interesting traditional and local dishes at very reasonable prices. For a true taste of the island, head to one of the local family run fish taverns that are close to small communities and beaches away from the tourist hot spots. There is nothing like eating delicious Greek fish dishes using fish that has been freshly plucked from the ocean that same day.