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Imerovigli

Best restaurants in Imerovigli

Imerovigli is full of authentic Greek restaurants and tavernas cooking up scrumptious dishes full of flavour. It's all about the view on holidays to Santorini here, and the best spots to eat are all situated high on the hills overlooking the buildings and the Caldera. This resort is said to have some of the most gorgeous sunsets on the whole island because of its high elevation. Imerovigli may be the quietest town you'll visit on Santorini holidays, but it's big on food. So if you're feeling stuck on where to dine here's a list of some of the best restaurants in the area.

Dine in the sky at Kapari Wine Restaurant

Kapari Wine Restaurant is set in an idyllic whitewashed Cycladic building that overlooks a stunning Caldera view. Your meal will be beautifully presented to gourmet standards. This spot is popular with couples who want to take in all the incredible romantic views – so don't miss out.

Massive portions at Avocado

This Greek and Mediterranean restaurant serves up generous portions of delicious dishes like stuffed squid, and grilled eggplant with feta. The view from their outdoor terrace is truly incredible. You can look out towards the sea as you try their fresh Greek food.

Immaculate works of art at La Maison

Set high on a cliff top is the La Maison restaurant. This place is always packed so make sure to book your table in advance – you don't want to miss out on the cured salmon or tuna with beet ragout. Meals here come out of the kitchen looking like works of art. It can be windy being so high up, so take a jacket or cardigan.

Lively nights at Anogi

Anogi's fun, lively atmosphere brings visitors from all over. It's a hidden gem off the main road, but once you've found it you'll spend your Greece holidays returning night after night. The food here is fresh and authentically Greek, with dishes like grilled octopus, orzo pasta, shrimp spaghetti – and roasted lamb – as popular favourites.

Varied menu and local beers at Mezzo Restaurant

Get a taste of traditional Greek dining at Mezzo Restaurant. Meals begin with olive and hummus starters, and a varied drinks menu includes local Greek beer. There's a lot to choose from – specials include salmon with avocado, orange slices and quinoa, and pork tenderloin marinated in vinsato wine.

Traditional Greek food with untraditional service at Aegeon

This trendy restaurant boasts both amazing views of the setting sun and incredibly flavourful Greek dishes like lamb chops, moussaka, stuffed tomatoes, and steamed mussels. The menu is loaded onto an iPad, so you can see pictures of the dishes while making your choice. The view is so gorgeous here that the restaurant hires itself out to wedding parties and other celebrations wanting to take advantage of the setting.

A vegetarian's paradise at Bella Thira

Bella Thira's Greek taverna serves up large portions of refreshing cocktails and seafood specials. A varied menu with loads of choice when it comes to salads and meat-free dishes.

Real homemade dishes at Taverna Tasos

Homemade cooking for people who want no-fuss comfort meals. Taverna Tasos's dishes are fantastic value for money and all food is freshly cooked straight from the kitchen. The lamb shank and pastitso – Greek baked lasagne – are especially delicious.

Scrumptious seafood at Anestis

This family restaurant cooks up an array of tasty seafood meals and Greek salads. You can sit outside on the patio or indoors, and listen to Greek music playing quietly in the background. The grilled fish is a must-try – as is the moussaka.

Fresh calamari at Estia Traditional Grill House

Set back from the road is this down-to-earth grill house. Estia serves up all sorts of amazing meals, all made with fresh and local ingredients. Calamari is fried to perfection, and the pasta with octopus and tomato-ball saganaki are very special.