Selene: In the traditional mountain village of Pyrgos, this charming restaurant serves modern Greek cuisine, made from excellent quality ingredients with a focus on local produce. The owner, Mr Hatzigiannakis, is considered the founding father of local cuisine and one of the first that successfully worked on local products with international cooking techniques to create new and interesting dishes. Cooking lessons are available on request.
Eparxiaki Odos Pyrgou Kallistis-Profiti Ilia, Pyrgos
Tel: +30 2286 022249
Open daily 7pm – 11pm
Koukoumavlos: Extravagant gourmet Mediterranean cuisine and a beautiful view from the veranda make it a lovely location for a special dinner.
Located below the Atlantis Hotel in Fira
Tel: +30 22860 23807
Open daily 7.30pm – midnight
Anogi: One of the most popular traditional taverns in Imerovigli. The dishes focused on Greek traditional cuisine and the friendly service have created a wonderful local spot where you can let yourself relax and enjoy original Greek hospitality. Reservations are required.
Imerovigli Square, Santorini
Tel: +30 2286 021285
Open daily 2pm – midnight
Aktaion: One of the oldest and most traditional tavernas on the island, built in 1922, the family-run Aktaion offers delicious traditional dishes and an original ouzo selection.
Firostefáni shore promenade (near the church)
Tel: +30 2286 022336
Open daily for lunch and dinner, March-late October
Metaxi Mas: A small traditional taverna with unique character and a terrace overlooking the sparkling south coast beneath. Enjoy their excellent Cretan raki and a variety of exquisite accompanying ''mezedes''.
Exo Gonia, Santorini
Tel: +30 22860 31323
Open daily 2.30pm – 11.30pm
Dimitris: This traditional fish tavern at Ammoudi bay in Oia is one of the best places on the island to savour the sunset while enjoying fresh fish and seafood specialties. The bay with its clear blue green waters and picturesque fishing harbour can be reached by car or via steps winding their way down from the town.
Ammoudi Bay, Santorini
Tel: +30 22860 71606
Open daily: 11am – 11pm
Psaraki: Located in Vlychada, Psaraki has enjoyed a strong reputation for quality fish dishes, relying on local produce and seasonality for the freshest of ingredients. It has been established for almost 20 years and has a wonderful view of the coastline.
Tel: +30 2286 082783
Open daily 12.30pm – 11pm
Roka: This old village house, hidden in the streets of Oia, was converted into a picturesque taverna and now offers delicious Greek specialties, plenty of dishes suiting vegetarians, and a selection of desserts which changes daily. For the best experience, book a table on the rear terrace.
Oia (north slope), Santorini
Tel: +30 2286 071896
Open April-late October for dinner Monday to Friday and for lunch and dinner on weekends.
Casablanca Soul: Plays an eclectic range of music from soulful progressive and deep house to afro and acid jazz – for those wishing to enjoy their drink in a minimalist environment. Try cool and colourful cocktails made with love and care by Nikos.
Tel: +30 2286 027188
Kira Thira Jazz Bar: Being the oldest bar on Santorini, this is a must-do. Your charming host, Dimitris, will be more than happy to chat to you whilst you enjoy the great sounds.
Erythrou Stavrou, Fira
Tel: +30 22860 22770
Tango Bar: Fresh fruit cocktails and stunning views, Tango is a pretty location for a drink with friends. Enjoy the music and the sea breeze.
Agiou Mina, Old Port Road Caldera
Tel: +30 69744 98206
Franco’s Bar: The cocktail bar which established classical music on the island. The reputation for its magical atmosphere has made it world famous. Its unique position at the caldera makes it a must for breakfast or a drink.
Address: Firostefani, Santorini
Tel: +30 2286 024428
Hasapiko: First opened in 1991 on the site of a ‘hasapiko’ (butcher's shop) which was expanded with great taste and finesse. Enjoy rock, latin, ethnic and indie music.
Oia Main Road
Tel: +30 22860 71244
Koo Club: One of the most famous and popular mainstream clubs in Santorini with a multi-level yard overflowing with lively people, a “powerful” indoor space, exclusive dancing music and special cocktails. All visitors of the island pass by Koo.
Tel: +30 22860 22025
Enigma Club: The favourite club of celebrities and socialites.Two imposing arches separate the club into three parts, with the centre giving way to an elevated lounge offered for private groups.
Tel: +30 2286 022466