A guide to the best restaurants in Kamari

Holidays to Greece are all about emerging yourself in the local culture. Kamari is abundant with restaurants serving traditional Greek cuisine, most of which you’ll find along the main beach road and its side streets. Sit on the beach sipping cocktails taking in the breathtaking vistas and then you can head to an authentic restaurant for a memorable dining experience.

Fine dining at Elia

Overlooking the ocean with rocky cliffs towering above, Elia offers fine dining in a chic and contemporary setting. Using fresh local ingredients, the restaurant presents traditional Greek flavours with a creative twist that’s unique to Santorini holidays. Complemented by a quality list of local wines and signature cocktails, Elia is, without a doubt, the most stylish spot on Kamari beach.

Homemade Pizza at Al Fresco

While it may not look like much from the outside, Al Fresco promises some of the best homemade pizza and pasta dishes in Kamari. A popular eatery with the locals, expect wonderful, warm service and competitive prices. Try the seafood pasta or delicious Gorgonzola salad alongside your fresh-out-the-oven pizza.

A traditional experience at Black Stone

At Black Stone everything is prepared starting when your order reaches the kitchen, not a moment before, in the traditional Greek fashion. The staff will take great delight in helping you order a mezze table for an authentic dining experience accompanied by ouzo, raki, tsipouro and ice cold beer.

Live music at Restaurant Alexander

This cosy, family run Greek restaurant offers home-cooked food in an authentic and charming setting. Despite being tucked away in a side street, just off the main seafront, Alexander’s is always inundated with guests. Hosting live music every night, watch the owner and staff join in as the night goes on.

Ambience at Atmosphere Lounge

Enjoy an ambient dining experience on top of the open air terrace, with panoramic views of the coast. Dimitri and his team offer wonderful Greek hospitality while delivering fresh and authentic cuisine with a selection of local and international wines to complement.

Authentic Greek at To Pinakio

Offering uncomplicated service in a small and cosy taverna, you can expect great value and fantastic tasting dishes at To Pinakio. Relax with a mezze selection including traditional favourites like fava beans and egg plant puree paired with locally produced wines.

Sunshine Pasta Fresca

While the atomsphere at Sunshine Pasta Fresca may be fun and informal, the chefs take their cuisine very seriously. Offering excellent fish dishes and serving all the usual Italian and Greek suspects, the delightful staff make their own pasta in house and offer some of the best moussaka, pizzas and lamb kleftiko that you’ll find during holidays to Santorini.

Almira Restaurant

Using freshly-sourced ingredients and producing superb Greek cuisine, Almira is a popular waterside gastronomic venue. With sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, the menu offers an excellent selection of Greek delicacies including tomato keftedes, shrimp saganaki, fish of the day and honey based desserts.

Meli and Thymari

Up another side street, at the end of the beach promenade, sits the simple and elegant taverna, Meli and Thymari. With a well established reputation prepare yourself for fresh, flavoursome Mediterranean cuisine including traditional Greek dishes, pasta, pizza and grilled meats. The team really go the extra mile for their guests and if you want something special from the bottom of the sea that isn’t on the menu, you can order it one day in advance.

Vassilikos Restaurant

For a fine dining experience that even the locals would recommend, head to this unsuspecting beachside restaurant. Offering beautifully-presented, high quality cuisine with an ocean view, the menu is creative, favouring local cuisine and products. Try the Santorini salad, packed with all the fabulous produce Santorini is famous for, including capers, cucumbers, tomatoes, anchovies and the local hard cheese. If you’re a fan of seafood, don’t miss out on the grilled sea bream, fresh out of the sea.