Whether you’re looking for formal dining or partying into the early hours of the morning, our highlights below will give you a bit of everything when you visit Santorini.
Greek food on a budget? Everyone knows gyros certainly fit the bill. Yogi's Gyros was always busy with visitors and locals. With lamb gyros and falafel pitas just €2.80 each, it was a great spot for a cheap and delicious feed.
Another great place for cheap gyros. There were plenty of options at Bayiatiko Food Bar — burgers, pitas, gyros, gyros portions and a whole list of vegetarian options. The chicken gyros and vegetarian gyros were the perfect post-ATV adventure meal.
The Pure offers mostly Western menu options but their coffee was delicious. This is where we discovered our newfound obsession with Freddo Espresso. It’s worth a stop just for the coffee and people watching with the number of locals who like to have coffee catch ups at the front bar.
Located a few doors down from the Pure, fresh baked goods were plentiful here. I tried a potato and leek pie while Rich had a feta pie. The pies were buttery, fresh and delicious. Complete with a ledge for you to stand and enjoy your pastry while you people watch, this place is worth a visit.
Parea Tavern, located in the caldera, has plenty of traditional Greek options. The service was friendly and they were helpful pointing out the vegetarian options. If you visit, try the baked feta with honey; you won’t be disappointed.
Another traditional Greek tavern, Ellinikon was busy and the friendly and casual atmosphere was perfect for our final dinner in Santorini. Just for quality control, of course, we tried the baked feta here too. The food here was delicious offering plenty of Greek options. Rich’s moussaka and my stuffed peppers and tomato were delicious. The local wine selection at Ellinikon was a bonus!
Located at the top of the caldera in Fira, PK Cocktail Bar has stunning views over the Aegean Sea and out to Nea Kemani. They offer an expansive list of hot and cold cocktails, wine and beer. The bartender was also a fantastic help and gave us a list of what to see in the off-peak season around Santorini.
From their Facebook photos and photos on their walls, Two Brothers Bar looks like a party hotspot during the summer months. When we visited, we experienced the cosy feel of dark wooden finishes, booth seats built into the front windows and affordable drink prices making it the perfect place to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon. Another bonus of visiting in the off-peak season — the Greek lesson we got from the bartender on our first afternoon in Fira.
Santo Wines has incredible views and even better wine. Try one of the wine tasting flights and learn how the different grapes and cellaring processes impact the taste of their wines.
Have you been to Santorini before? Where are you favourite places to visit while you're there? Let me know in the comments below.