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Santorini Food Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Santorini for Food lovers


Gastronomic and Wine Tasting Experiences in Santorini

There’s nothing quite as enchanting as a vacation in one of the world’s greatest wine and food islands, Santorini. The renowned sunset of Santorini and the deep blue of the Aegean Sea along with island’s whitewashed cave-like houses serve as the ideal backdrop for tasting some of the best vintages and Mediterranean flavors.

And while more and more traditional taverns and gourmet restaurants seem to sprout up every year, some luxury boutique hotels in Santorini will always set the standard for upscale wine and gastronomic experiences.

Wine Tasting in Santorini

Even from ancient times, the wine of Santorini was famous all over the Mediterranean, and even today, many wine lovers will find it in many countries around the world. Especially known are its indigenous grape varieties, Assyrtiko, Athiri, and Aidiani, Mavrotragano and Nychteri, while the most famous is Vinsanto. 

However, the best wine experiences are shared with friends and family and what’s better than visiting together one of the many wineries of Santorini? Most of them welcome you, showcasing their premises and production line, while special areas for wine tasting will guide you to the secrets of this volcanic and excellent quality wine.

Food in Santorini

In Santorini you will taste all the traditional Greek delights, reinforced and enhanced by local recipes and products.

Some of the most exceptional dishes you must-try in Santorini are the healthy dish fava, a yellow split pea purée usually served warm with olive oil and lemon, the local vegetarian appetizer ntomatokeftedes, a mixture of Santorini tomatoes and aromatic herbs fried in hot olive oil, and melitinia, a tasty sweet cheese pie made with fresh mizithra cheese, sugar, and mastiha powder.

In this Santorini Food Guide, you will find the best boutique hotels in Santorini offering gastronomic delights and wine tasting experiences, and the best restaurants to enjoy the island’s healthy and delicious cuisine.

The best Boutique Hotels with Wine Cellars and Restaurants in Santorini

Boasting dramatic caldera views, hotels with restaurants in Santorini offer traditional local dishes as well as creative gourmet cuisine, mixing Greek, International and Fusion elements. 

Whether you prefer a delicious breakfast served on your private veranda, light bites by the pool or an intimate dinner for two under the stars, the luxury boutique hotels with restaurants in Santorini can’t offer something less than culinary and wine experiences far beyond your wildest expectations.

At Kapari Natural Resort you will find the most popular fine-dining restaurant in Santorini, Kapari Wine Restaurant. It serves Mediterranean recipes in a completely breathtaking setting!

Moreover, wine lovers will live unique wine tasting experiences at Canava Wine Bar of VedemaA Luxury Collection Resort!  This formerly 400 year’s old winery has now transformed into an atmospheric room with a wide selection of wine varieties and Mediterranean cuisine dishes. While the wine cellar of Canaves Oia also includes an excellent selection of wines made from indigenous grape varieties such as Assyrtiko, Aidani, Athiri, Mavrotragano, and Mantilaria.

However, if you are on honeymoon or on a romantic trip, do not miss to live a one-of-a-kind experience in Santorini by arranging a candlelight dinner for two at Santorini Secret Suites & Spa. Indulge in customised menus based on your diet & preferences, whilst trying out the best of Santorini’s local products and recipes!

The Top Places in Santorini for Food and Wine

When in Santorini you will find an excellent selection of restaurants and wineries to taste the best of food and wine in Santorini.

Best Restaurants in Santorini

The picturesque villages of Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli are known for having the most high-end restaurants on the island, however, in every corner, you will also find local taverns and street food options offering yummy Greek and International Food.

La Maison in Imerovigli is among the best gourmet restaurants in Santorini offering innovative dishes full of flavours, textures and aromas, and professional services combined with stunning views to the caldera, the sea, and the volcano.

If you are looking for seafront eateries and small taverns, then head to the southern villages of Kamari, Perivolos, and Vlychada, where you will taste some of the best seafood and local dishes in Santorini. Do not miss to visit To Psaraki, one of the best seafood restaurants in Santorini located on Vlychada village. Fish and seafood are its specialities since everyday local fishermen bring in their daily catch!

Wineries and Wine Tours in Santorini

When it comes to wine tasting, do not miss to participate in one of the many wine tours offered on the island and visit some of the most exceptional wineries in Greece, and especially, the winery Santo Wines. It is one of the most popular wineries on the island, where guided walking tours are taking place within the winery, followed by tasting a good variety of wines along with Greek mini platters.

The wineries of Venetsanos wineryDomaine SigalasGavalas WineryArgyros Estate, and Gaia Wines are also popular, while a Wine Museum operates at Koutsogiannopoulos Volcan Wines.

Food Tips

There is no wonder why 2013 was declared as the ‘Year of Gastronomy’ for Santorini, with several gastronomic and cultural events taking place!

Some of the most searched for restaurants in Santorini include Nikolas Restaurant, 1800 Restaurant, Sunset Ammoudi Tavern, Fanari Restaurant and Pyrgos Restaurant.

White eggplants, a distinctive local product of Santorini, can be enjoyed on their own or in a local ‘moussaka’ dish, accompanied by potatoes & zucchini.

A delicious local Santorinian fish dish is “brantada” - cod fillet coated in a mixture of flour, water, salt and sometimes beer, normally served with garlic salad.

A Wine Tasting tour during your holidays to Santorini is definitely a must-do. Some of the best local wine varieties are “Assyrtiko”, “Athiri”, “Aidani”, “Mantilaria” and “Mavrotragano”.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By air
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Buses
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Ideal for

  • Luxury holidays
  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Wine tasting
  • Beach holidays
  • Wellness & spa
  • Couples holidays
  • Exotic holidays
  • Fine-dining
  • Local gastronomy

Destination Type

  • Island

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 What can I find in this Food Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated food travel guide, to help you easily plan your next culinary holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros as well as gastronomy Hotels to stay!

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