A guide to the best restaurants in Thira

The Greek are very proud of their heritage, traditional cuisine and local produce. The Santorini‘s are no exception and most restaurants in Thira offer a selection of traditional, Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Located on the coast, you’ll also find an abundance of fresh seafood straight out of the Caldera. Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially in high season when holidays to Santorini are at their most popular.

Exceptional experience at Argo

Argo has an outstanding reputation in Thira for its fine cuisine, attentive hosting and picturesque views of the volcano and open water. The menu includes many Greek classics and fresh seafood dishes with international touches incorporating lots of flavours from around the world.

Farmland views at Aroma Avlis

While most restaurants on Santorini offer stunning views of the coastline, Aroma Avlis showcases a different side of the island. As you escape the town centre and head inland, traditional Greek food is served with views of the farm and fields that provided the produce. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere warm and inviting.

Best food on the island at Metaxy Mas

Located off a winding mountain road, tucked away behind a church just outside Thira, Metaxy Mas has a reputation as the best restaurant available on Santorini holidays. Enjoy views of Kamari beach whilst you feast on local dishes made with fresh ingredients cultivated on the island.

Seaside dining experience at Aegialos

A small beach restaurant, a stone’s throw from Thira, Aegialos offers its guests an unforgettable Santorini experience. As a popular place to dine among tourists, the menu focuses on local flavours including fresh seafood and fish options.

Volcano views at Naoussa

As you sip your complimentary glass of house wine upon arrival you’ll be glad you managed to get a table at this authentic Greek tavern offering glorious views of the coastline and infamous sunsets. The menu offers local, fresh seafood and traditional dishes and attentive, warm service.

First class dining at 1500 BC

Nestled slightly off the beaten track, 1500 BC offers you an elegant evening of exceptional service and cuisine. You’ll find a beautiful patio with sunset views, outstanding Mediterranean dishes, locally-produced wine and faultless staff who are committed to making your Greece holiday the best it can be.

A taste of Greek street food at Lucky's Souvlakis

Renowned for its simple and delicious gyros and souvlakis, Lucky’s is a great place to stop for a quick bite to eat and escape the tourist trap. With a less formal vibe as you order at the cash register and place your receipt on the bar, Lucky’s provides ice cold draught beer, wonderful service and all at an affordable price.

Best breakfast spot at Corner Restaurant

Start your day like a boss at this delicious waffle and creperie. Offering numerous toppings from fresh fruits to chocolate and honey, you’ll also find Greek omelettes and freshly-prepared smoothies. In what can begin to feel like a tourist trap of expensive eateries, Corner Restaurant is a breath of fresh air.

Family run fun at Salt and Pepper

A small authentic Greek tavern run by a sweet husband and wife team offering first-rate home-cooked, fresh, traditional Greek food in an unpretentious setting. With fair prices and charming service, Salt and Pepper is a deservedly popular option.

Escape traditional Greek at Cacio E Pepe

If you’re all Greeked out head down to Cacio E Pepe for some simple Italian dishes and freshly-cooked pizza. Located off the main road, this restaurant really is a hidden gem. Expect to find lots of local families dining out and pleasant decor with a genuine Italian feel.