You need to be careful when dining in Santorini. There are plenty of places that sell you a great view of the famous sunset but not always followed by good food.
Thankfully, this is not the case at Argos Restaurant, a really good spot to spend a few euros while having some wine, great food, and perfect atmosphere. This place has also an amazing service and very good ocean views (book in advance as not all tables have a good view).
It was a shame that we weren’t that hungry that day, so we ordered just a few dishes to share:
Santorini salad – lettuce, arugula, raisins, fresh onion, sun-dried tomatoes, pine seeds, parmegiano cheese, and special honey dressing.
Bread with dips.
I loved all the salads I had in Greece, they totally nail the salad department in that country. At Argos wasn’t different, perfect salad, followed by great homemade bread, dips and fava paste.
What a meal! My belly makes happy noises every time I remember our dinner at Chef’s Garden. Their menu is full of great traditional Greek dishes and also some house creations, all extremely delicious and well served.
I might say we got a bit excited with their menu and ordered more than we could handle.
Mine: Lamb kofta in spicy tomato sauce, and Greek yogurt, served on pita bread.
Hubby: Grilled halloumi cheese burger – with mixed baby leaf salad, hummus, roasted peppers, sweet chilly dressing, served with fries.
Their portions are HUGE and food delicious, a dangerous combination. It’s very easy to overeat at this place. I dream with that salad and entree till today, it had one of the best hummus I’ve ever had. I totally recommend the trip to this place!
Looking for a place to have an honest meal while enjoying the beach? Acropolis Restaurant offers you both worlds.
Right in front of Perissa beach, you can have some Traditional Greek dishes, with great beach views and affordable prices.
This is what we decided to have:
Mine: Stuffed eggplant.
Hubby: Pork gyro.
As you could see, everything was very simple but super delicious. This is what I find incredible about Greek cuisine, things don’t need to be complicated to taste good, everything looks and tastes like a meal my grandmother would make for me, full of flavor and love.
Santorini can be really HOT, and what would be the best thing to do (besides having sangria and going to the beach)? Have a gelato! At Lolita’s you can have a great quality gelato at a super refreshing shop, with outdoor seating for you to enjoy summer on the island.
Hubby and I decided to share this time, you know, save the calories for something else…
Orange, strawberries, and lemon.
Gelato is really good, similar to the ones we had in Italy. Super creamy and flavorsome. Service is also great, really a good shop that deserves a few minutes of your day.
When I was doing my “where-to-eat-in-Santorini” research, a place that always popped out was Lotza Restaurant as the best Baklava in Santorini. The place serves a good variety of Greek dishes but the highlight is their famous Baklava served with homemade vanilla ice cream.
As Baklava is one of my fav desserts, I thought why not give it a try?
Despite the great view the restaurant offers, I went there exclusively for their Baklava:
Baklava – layers of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts and syrup. Served with vanilla ice cream.
Their Baklava is indeed good, but I’m not convinced it’s worth the wait to get a table in the restaurant.
This place seems to be a famous spot amongst tourists, and I found out that’s pretty hard to get a table there, specially considering that I wanted a single slice of dessert. After waiting a few minutes a waiter finally helped me out but let’s say the service wasn’t that great. There are other places on the island with equally good quality Baklava where you can easily get your sweet and nutty dessert without all the wait and busy people around.