An Essential Guide to Dining in Santorini

Most people when wanting to travel to Greece think about exploring Santorini and its famous white village called Oia, which is at the Northern tip of the island. The island is a stunning place full of beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and unique vintage looking architecture, making it such an idyllic location where you’ll be able to capture the perfect photographs.

Due to it being one of the most sought-after places for romantic getaways because of its clear waters perched on a volcanos edge, beautiful sunsets, and whitewashed villages with views you can’t help but fall in love with, Santorini is now known as the honeymoon island. Many people tend to opt for a really private but luxurious vacation when staying there by staying in a villa that includes the same 5 star features a hotel would.

If you happen to be someone whom does prefer a villa vacation then the restaurants I’ll be recommending in this article will help you in choosing where to eat out, as you won’t have hotel service or an all-inclusive option of eating there.

However, I would also recommend that you to stay in a villa where they have a concierge team ready to meet your 24/7 needs, including your own private chef, meaning you won’t have to spend hundreds of euros every night eating out… unless you want to.

A well-received company I have found whom offer beautiful villas in Santorini other whom truly care about their customers, wanting them to have a great luxurious holiday is Blue Villas. The Blue Villas Collection in Santorini have concierge specialists who have it all covered for you, for example some of their services include a pre-stocked grocery list and delicious meals freshly prepared in your villa for you by your own private chef at your disposal.

However, if you are interested in fine dining in Santorini here are 5 restaurants I’d recommend you eat out at, ensuring you get the most out of your stay on this picturesque island.

Kapari Wine Restaurant

At the Kapari Wine restaurant they use the finest of ingredients to create healthy, appetising exquisite meals for all. Mouth-watering recipes and famous local cuisine can be eaten here with a variety of premium wines to choose from. You can surrender to dramatic views of sunsets over the deep blue Aegean Sea in a relaxed atmosphere. As this is the islands best in terms of fine dining, its beneficial you book in advance to sit at tables with the best kind of views.

The Athenian House

With fine foods, olive oil, vegetables and regional ingredients sourced all around Greece, the Athenian House aim to restore Greek cuisine to its original Mediterranean values. This restaurant uses new cooking technologies to transform traditional Greek dishes into gourmet creations with a modern twist. The restaurant situated in Imerovigli Santorini has a breath-taking view over the famous Skaros Rock, and is recognised as one of the most romantic and dramatic sunset spots.


Anemoloos is one of the most affordably priced restaurants in comparison to the market prices in Santorini. The restaurant is very busy yet small, so ensure you make a reservation before eating there. The food has great reviews and is popular amongst the locals with a professional attitude, it is definitely the place to be when wanting to spend less money on good food.

La Maison

La Maison restaurant in the beautiful village of Imerovigli in Santorini has stunning views of the caldera, the sea, volcano, and sunset. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a complete gastronomic experience in Santorini. With innovative tastes, a professional service and romantic atmosphere. They have a passion to serve delectable tastes that Santorini visitors can enjoy.

Lauda Restaurant

This well-known restaurant is located right in the heart of Caldera, with Traditional Greek organic products, culinary trends and a welcoming service with great scenery will have you taken aback. This dining experience is as unique as it can be. As it is quite literally perched on the edge of a cliff Lauda has true elegance. The chef follows the latest cuisine fashions without disregarding any traditions. So, explore new flavours and wine traditions by dining at this restaurant.

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