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"SANTORINI MOU": Taverna style at it's best
Fantastic place, really friendly and personal service. Great atmosphere thanks to Michaelis and sometimes a guest or two playing live music.
The food, the service and the family is right out of central casting. Mihalis greets everyone while playing and singing. Mileana ensures service is friendly and the food is excellent.
Sit down for a nice Greek meal, but don't expect to leave very quickly. If you stick around in to the night, you'll usually spot Mihalis and other locals (or even tourists) strap on guitars, drums, and whatever else they can get their hands on. This is when the EXPERIENCE starts. Wine, dancing, singing, and laughing are usually how the night ends...
The food is excellent and great value.
Favorite Dish: Stifado is very tasty indeed!
All dishes are nice here.
Kastro Bar: Great seafood and salads
This fine restaurant in Oia is located looking straight to the sunset. The foods are very well arranged and tasty. The service is excellent and they are attentive to details. The ambience is calm, smooth music, the tables in the open air surrounded by the traditional architecture of the village.
Favorite Dish: Is very difficult to choose only one dish. But my favorite is the Crabs Salad, but you can choose the Terra Salad too (ground salad or something like that), or the delicious crepes with different kinds of seafoods, cheese and vegetables.
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Errrrm, I Forget! They were all great.: About As Fresh As Fish Gets
On both Santorini and Naxos we found the best fish! It's obvious that the fishermen go out in the morning, and you are eating your choice of their catch that same night. Almost everywhere the routine is the same: you order a fish (or select it from the ones on ice in a glass case) and it is simply grilled on the restaurant's barbecue grill. Along any waterfront you can see the cases of fish and other sea creatures (like octopus and squid), and often you can see the chef grilling (as you can see in the photo). We ate outside, right next to the water, where all the boats were tied up.
Favorite Dish: If you enjoy fresh, simply prepared seafood you'll like anything you order! We'd never heard of a couple of types the fish before -- and when we asked about them, the waiter described the taste and took us to the case to show us.
Kastro: Sunset restaurant in Oia
In search of a sunset view and dessert we came to the Kastro and did not regret it.
Excellent service and we were given a good spot despite not asking for a meal.
Favorite Dish: Most diners and sunset viewers appeared to opt for the romantic full-three-course dinners with champagne or local white. Seafood was the highlight on the menu, but we were happy with ice cream, furit salad with youghurt, vinsanto and good coffee. Expensive, compared to similar places without sunset view...
- Food and Dining
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Oia Village: Skiza Café
We arrive in Oia late morning – too early to eat – and decided to stop at the Skiza café for a drink before going on into the heart of Oia. Skiza sells pizza and pastries (there is a good selection of cakes on display), but it was too early for us to be tempted. There was a nice rooftop terrace with a pleasant view (my panorama picture of the Caldera was taken from there). We just had one drink each – frappe for me and Sprite for Liz, and sat and looked at the view. It wasn’t particularly expensive either.
Oia Village: Strogili
We had been strolling around Oia for a couple of hours, and decided it was time to find some lunch. We intended to avoid the most touristy places if we could, but having walked back into the middle of Oia we decided to find somewhere quickly. Strogili did look rather touristy at first sight, but the menu on display was reasonable, and we could see there was a decent-sized roof terrace, so up we went. As you can see from the second and third pictures, the terrace was well-furnished (nice squashy cushions on the seats) and there were views to both sides.
We both had salads, a Mimosa for me, with orange, banana, grapes, lettuce and a slightly spicy sauce, and parmesan and rocket salad for Liz, with tomatoes, croutons and balsamic vinegar. We followed that with a delicious bowl of yoghurt and honey, which we shared, and only just managed to finish between us.
Drinks and cover charge took the bill to 36 euros for the two of us. A very pleasant lunch, and a great view as well.
1800 Restaurant: Excellent food with wonderful view
Excellent view, with perfect food :)
If the weather is nice, I highly recommend to reserve a table at the roof. There are two options for the reservation, either around 20:00 or around 22:30. Take the 20:00 o'clock option. Prices are high, but it surely deserves, especially if you want to have an unforgettable night.
Here is the logo of the restaurant. (It may be very difficult to have reservation due to the season. So do it a few days before the night you want to be there.)
Favorite Dish: All dishes are delicious. You have many options. All the meze (entry plates) are for two people :))
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
karma: pan-Asian inspired cuisine
Restaurant Karma is situated in Oia Santorini
The impressive decoration is combined with a innovative pan-Asian inspired cuisine, attentive staff, delicately engineered music and an easy flowing space turns any ordinary evening into an exotic adventure.
Favorite Dish: Sushi
- Luxury Travel
- Family Travel
Neptune Oia: Great Views
This restaurant has such wonderful views over to the Caldera, it makes it a very relaxing experience. It was early evening when I went and it was quiet.
The staff are attentive and it was a pleasant place to sit and eat.
Favorite Dish: I had a starter of Moules then Santorini Beef, followed by ice cream cake, along with red Santorini wine.
Ferentini: Taste Sensation
This was a truly wonderful place. It's quite near the start of Oia village, well away from the bulk of the shops, cafes and so on. It was one of the first places we looked in as we walked into town the first time we visited, and we returned one evening to dine there. It's not quite got views of the sunset, but that didn't bother us. It still has views aplenty and it has wonderful food.
Favorite Dish: Strawberry Risotto! We've wanted to try this for ages, having seen it in other restaurants on other islands. Unfortunately it was always "unavailable" due to strawberries being out of season. Here we managed to get it. It was delicious, and of course unusual, especially as a starter. It would make a good desert, being quite sweet and very creamy. As well as that we had Fava, yet another different variation, this one being a totally smooth puree. For mains we had a Santorini Green Salad, similar to that at Safora in Fira but not exactly the same, and a vegetable and wild mushroom tagliatelle.
It was the most expensive meal of our trip, at just under 50 euro, but it was worth the money.
Oia Village: Strogili Restaurant
On our second visit to Oia we had lunch at Strogili Restaurant. Andrew had a tasty salad of orange, banana and grapes on a bed of lettuce with a rather spicy sauce and I chose a salad of tomato and parmesan cheese with croutons and lettuce. Afterwards we shared a large plate - portions were very generous - of a traditional dish of Greek yoghurt and honey which was delicious. (I never eat yoghurt at home, but it seems to taste quite different in Greece !).
We sat outside on the roofterrace which was most attractive and admired the wonderful view across the caldera.
The bill for two came to about 36 euros.
Seagull Cafe: Great Views
We only stopped here for a drink, though they do do a full menu. It has great views of several lovely blue domed churches and out into the caldera. For the views that it has the prices were reasonable and they had no objection at all to serving only drinks in this prime location. (We had read that some places demand you buy full meals - we didn't find this to be true anywhere).
Katina Taverna: The freshest seafood
When I asked a local shop keeper in Fira, where I could find the freshest octopus and fish, he told me Katina Taverna, in Amoudi Bay. I didn't know what to expect, but this place turned out to be our favorite taverna. The owner, Kostas is also the fisherman. The restaurant if right on the water, and the seafood is simply the best. It's nothing fancy, just fresh grilled fish, octopus, calamari, and all the mezes that go along with them. I highly recommend it.
Favorite Dish: The octopus, or the tsipoura.
Oia Village: 1800 restaurant - Oia
Santorini Cuisine at its best, combining traditional local ingredients with innovative cooking while adhering to a strong Mediterranean orientation. Candlelights, moon, salty aura coming from the Aegean Sea to go perfectly with the delicios exquisite Greek dishes.
The best restaurant that we had during 2 weeks in Greece.
- Wine Tasting
- Luxury Travel
- Food and Dining
Kasteli: Best Greek Salad and Moussaka
on our first day in Oia we strolled the alleys and than when we were hungry we saw this restaurant that has a terrace to the caldera but on the right side of the alley and was empty so we were not sure if we should sit there but we decided to try it and it was very good. The prices too were reasonable. We had a greek salad and a moussaka and our son had spagetti bolognese and it was all very good and tasty
Favorite Dish: This is where we had our first Greek Salad and we came back for more on our last day.
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