Perissa, Santorini Island

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    Ntomatini: A cut above

    by miniman2804 Written Jul 29, 2011

    This one is definitely above average in quality and price - athough not outrageous by any means.

    Sophisticated menu, well presented and well executed cooking.

    Not for every night, but a treat!

    Ingredients include the local specialties - tomatini (tomatoes) and the famous white eggplant.

    Favorite Dish: Mussel risotto flavoured with fennel and coriander. Subtle and well done.

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    Acropolis Taverna: Competent Greek food and excellent value

    by miniman2804 Written Jul 29, 2011

    This is everything a Greek restaurant in a holiday destination should be. The food was plentiful, good value and delicious. Service was attentive without being obnoxious.

    In the traffic free bit of Perissa beach.

    Thoroughly recommended.

    Favorite Dish: Mixed souvlake - the Greek version of a kebab. Charcoal grilled - excellent!

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  • Lava (at Perissa beach): Excellent service - wonderful fresh fish +seafood

    by myrtlevillas Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is on Perissa beach. It is understated and does not play blaring music. It plays traditional Greek music and allows its customers and the many locals who eat there to chat and enjoy each others company. Ask for Yannnis and he or one of his friendly team will take to you to pick your lunch or dinner (if you are having fish or seafood).

    Favorite Dish: Lobster with clam and lobster spaghetti (homemade linguine). Amazing. Try also stuffed baby aubergines and baby stuffed tomatoes.

    Lava - Perissa Beach
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    Perissa: Aquarius

    by om_212 Updated Jul 18, 2008

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    located at the Perissa beach side, this restaurant serves traditional greek food, salads, grilled meat, soups and sea food, desert and cold drinks. it's also well-known for its pizzas and pasta.

    Favorite Dish: I had just an Aquarius ice-cream desert, which resembled 'banana-split,' but had more fruits in it. along with a cold coffee drink it made a perfect combination for quenching thirst and heat.

    quenching thirst and hiding from heat in Aquarius

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    Forum: Pleasant restaurant on Perissa's Promenade

    by mariaschmidt Written Aug 28, 2007

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    I have seen a recommendation for the Forum on Perissa in the Matt Bareth guide for Santorini so I was ready to try it and we really were not disappointed and returned for lunch the next day. I had a nice Pork Stake with chips which was very good and my son had Spagetti Carbonare and I don't remember exactly the other dishes we had but it was good tasty and at reasonable price. Also the service was friendly. Sometimes they have live Greek music in the evening - like when we were there Sunday night.

    Favorite Dish: Everything was nice

    Forum on Perissa

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    Markos Diner: The best value in Perissa

    by andreasfmpro Updated Jun 2, 2007

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    Markos Diner is one of the best values in Santorini. Located at the far end of Perissa, almost next to the big mountain, right after the coastal road ends, Markos Diner offers a beautiful, unobstructed view of the south Aegean sea and Perissa beach without the traffic noise or the unsightly cars and mopeds. Because of its privileged location, it is one of very few establishments in Perissa that can offer its own guest parking.

    The food at Markos Diner is excellent, too, building on a family tradition started more than 30 years ago by Markos' parents. Markos VamvakAris, who by the way is from my native island of Milos, and his wife Maria, are your excellent hosts.

    At Markos Diner you can feast on top notch quality meat, chicken, fresh fish, Greek traditional delicacies as well as house specialties unique in all of Santorini, all delivered at competitive prices. On certain days Markos Diner even features live music as well. The seawater is only a few feet away from the diner's tables and tamarisk trees, with Perissa's black sand and beach umbrellas in between.

    5 photos!

    - Andreas

    Favorite Dish: A concoction of pork, aubergines, cheese and potatoes with red sauce cooked in the oven in a clay jar, accompanied by house wine and Greek salad. Listen to the music, sip a little wine, feed the kitties, gaze at the blue horizon, relish in girl-watching, and know heaven...

    UPDATE: After 30 years, Markos closed down the diner and moved back to Milos with his family. Santorini's loss is Milos' gain. Oh, well...

    Gazing at the sea Maria and Markos, your hosts Maria and Markos, your hosts The view from Markos Diner at dusk People watching from Markos Diner
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    argos taverna: AMAZING FOOD

    by kat-m Written Mar 28, 2006

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    The food in this taverna was great. Everything we tried was lovely ,we love to go to a selection of tavernas so we do not become bored, but we kept on going back for more. The staff were lovely ,each and every one of them that we met were so pleasant, they really do put Brittish catering staff to shame.

    Favorite Dish: Try the tomato keftedes, made from the tiny tomatoes grown on santorini. They are mixed with chickpeas and mint, fried in olive oil and just delicious! As with a lot of Greek recipes I tried to recreate these at home but they just dont travel.

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    the volcano: dont erupt

    by kat-m Written Mar 28, 2006

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    the vocano is a lovely restaurant, serving good food and the staff were very nice. They were not "pushy", we went in of our own accord and were treated with respect and made to feel very welcome. Also fantastic sea views and as it is on the waterfront we were surprised it was not too expensive.

    Favorite Dish: Actually we ate more breakfast from the volcano than any other meal . The breakfast was always good and you could choose from a variety.

    well filled scotsman
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    Lava in Perissa Beach: Eating with the locals

    by CarolR Written Mar 23, 2005

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    We spent one month in Greece, and this was the best restaurant experience we had. We found the restaurant by asking the woman in the local tourist office where she and her family ate. The restaurant in along the beach front, opposite direction from the cliff. Keep walking past all the glitzy tourist spots. In fact, we thought we missed it. But then there it was. There were no menus -- we went into the kitchen for a tour of what was available. It was incredible. My husband and I had a smorgasbord of fresh, homemade Greek good, two liters of wine, and an amazing time. Little English spoken -- which was great. We had shrimp, stuffed zucchini, lamb, all kinds of great things. I wouldn't tell any other group of people about this restaurant because I don't want tourists to spoil the wonderful local atmosphere. But VTers are different. Enjoy!

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    To be announced: A very enjoyable lunch

    by mapakettle Updated Jan 21, 2005

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    This restaurant, actually it was hardly more than a outdoor patio and an enclosure for meal preparation, is located on the north end of Perissa beach, immediately before the rock out cropping separating Kamari and Perissa.

    The patio deck is wonderful just to sit on, enjoying the sun and the view of the water. Peaceful, relaxing moments, serenity. Life is good.

    Favorite Dish: I believe Ma Kettle and I shared a bowl of pasta, and a deep dish of melted, stringy cheese baked in tomato sauce, Greek salad, with warm bread.

    Nothing fancy, but it was tasty, and certainly allowed me to enjoy another couple of beers before my tongue stopped working.

    Cheap enough, probably the cheapest meal since our arrival, but exact price is unknown.

    No rush to finish, and the waiter was quick to bring another beer.

    wonderful view, good shade
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    by parsix Updated Jan 16, 2005

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    There are endless options for tavernas and bars, and coffe shop lined along the beach front. Most of them will be concentrated at the end of the road. The menu will be the same greek tourist list of : mousaka, kebabs, greek salad,etc.

    Try to spot the very few where locals are eating and where the menu will depend on the catch of the day.

    Favorite Dish: We found this tiny restaurant on the beach front where a few locals where having lunch. We had some lovely fresh fish and local wine. While we were served and attended by the owner of the place his wife was at the kitchen taking care of the lunch.

    local tavernas

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    (Darn - don't quite remember!!!!!): Great Greek food in Perissa Beach

    by ct-bound Written Jan 2, 2005

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    In Perissa Beach town, there are two main streets - the one 'in town', and the one that runs along the beach. At the very end of the beach road, there are about 4-5 restaurants in a row. The very last one (just before the internet cafe), with the blue and white paint, was the best! Very local, not big, but with some great tables overlooking the water. The name was that of the owner, "Somebody's" Place or restaurant. It was a very Greek name, like Zorba or something like that. Sorry I can't remember the name - if anybody reading this knows it, please let me know!!!

    Favorite Dish: The Moussaka there was absolutely the best - they bake it the traditional way, in individual pots. Yummy! Also, the saganaki (cheese fried in olive oil) appetizer was the best we had, and you really have to try the 'yogurt and honey' - a typical greek dessert that tastes better than I could have imagined!!!!

    And if you're wallet is feeling rather light, you can get a gyros (roasted chicken or pork) wrapped in hot pita bread with greek salad, for about 1.70 Eu.

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    Charlina: Good Food on the Beach

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 3, 2004

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    On the tour that I did, they dropped us at Perissa beach for about 2 hours. So, I was able to take in some sun, and also eat some good food at Charlina's. It is a great beach restaurant, because it allows you to clean up in their WC's. After that, I sat down and enjoyed some fish dish. I really cant remember the name of the fish... it was in Greek. But, I do remember that it was very tasty and not too expensive. A perfect combination!

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    Veggera Hotel: The steak is a must!

    by meantime Written Aug 5, 2003

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    International food of the highest quality, nice setting overlooking the beach

    Favorite Dish: Pepper Steak -
    I had a thing for trying out pepper steak meals at all the different restaurants in Perrisa.
    All the restaurants did a good job but this was so good I could have had the meal twice in one night! It may be a few euros more than the others but well worth spending the extra cash for top quality nosh!

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    Fratzeskos Fish Taverna: Best seafood

    by miniman2804 Written Jul 29, 2011

    The best seafood restaurant in Perissa.

    We couldn't decide which fish to have, so we had a huge mixed fish selection for 30 euro.

    Lovely service. Noisy road unfortunately.

    Favorite Dish: Mixed fish dish

    Mixed grilled fish. Delicious and nutritious

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