Santorini offers an array of restaurants and bars from classic tavernas to simple beach bars, all of which lend a taste of the local produce. Here’s our handy picks of the Top 5 restaurants & bars in Santorini…
Mexaty Mas Tavern
Expect a friendly atmosphere, delightful food and excellent portions at Mexaty Mas Tavern in Santorini. This spectacular spot guarantees a great evening and an unbeatable dining experience sure to leave you wanting more. Specialising in Santorini cuisine, the Mexaty Mas menu offers authentic island dishes such as Santorini salad or the appetising ‘Cretan’ consisting of tomato, cucumber, pepper, potato, cheese, olives and crackers. Other mouth-watering options include oven cooked fava beans and white eggplant, luscious veal fillet with Vinsanto sauce or boneless pork chops with orange sauce and jacket potato. Mexaty Mas Tavern is located at Exo Gonia Pyrgos, Santorini.
Aegialos Beach Bar Restaurant
This superb restaurant and bar in Santorini offers an unforgettable dining experience by the sea in Santorini. Located on Exo Gialos beach just 2km from Fira, this excellent eatery is known for its superb food, stunning setting and exciting atmosphere. The location is simply stunning, with tables overlooking the indigo Aegean Sea – a traditional fishing boat has been transformed into a comfortable outside sofa ideal for watching the island’s epic sunsets. Aegialos offers excellent food focussed on traditional Santorini flavours such as fresh seafood, sumptuous salads and locally inspired main courses. Enjoy your meal accompanied by wines from the island’s famed vineyards or a carafe of ouzo or raki. Aegialos organizes beach parties throughout the summer and is the ideal venue for weddings, celebrations and events. If you approach Santorini by boat, Exo Gialos beach boasts a small harbor where you can anchor and enjoy the restaurant.
Sea Side by Notos – Restaurant & Bar
Sea Side by Notos is THE place to be seen in Santorini. This chic restaurant and lounge bar has it all: the location, the decoration, the exciting aura and gourmet cuisine. The inventive menu will take you on a journey of the senses with modern Mediterranean flavours served against a backdrop of volcanic sand and sparkling sea. Just a stone’s throw from the restaurant is the beach bar with its comfortable sun beds, fluffy towels, and straw umbrellas that lend exotic appeal. With fresh fruit juices, cocktails and food served via the beach service you’ll enjoy relaxing by the sun, sea and sand. The subtle sophistication and unpretentious appeal make Sea Side one of the best places in Santorini. Located at Perivolos-Agios Georgios. The restaurant is open from midday to midnight, the beach and lounge bar are open from 10am ’til late.
For a true taste of delicious local cuisine, To Psaraki brings it back to basics with simple, honest island food. With more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant business its owners Thanasis and Aggeliki are known for their passion for the finest local produce such as fava beans, white eggplant, round zucchini and the xylangouro cucumber. Homely, creative and appetising, the menu is inspired from the seasonality of the Santorinian land and is sure to suit all tastes and budgets. To Psaraki is located at Vlychada Marina, Vlychada Santorini and is open every day from midday ’til 11pm.
Character Café, Restaurant and Bar
Located in the rim of the exquisite Santorini caldera this restaurant café and bar promises an unforgettable island dining experience. Enjoy an array of local delicacies, special snacks and finger foods in the restaurant or out on one of three verandas with views of the Aegean ocean, the volcanic islets and spectacular Santorini sunsets. The restaurant is located in the center of Fira town next to the Museum of Santozeum and just meters from the island’s cable car and archaeological museum. This stunning venue is sure to seriously impress with its majestic views, serene ambience and excellent cuisine.