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.
After hiking for 4 hours from Thera to Oia, we decided to have our lunch at Pelekanos. I remember was extremely hot that day and we wanted something refreshing and light for our lunch.
This restaurant was a perfect choice, it is located at the top of a shop and all seats are outdoors, with a beautiful view of the island, its busy streets, and a very fresh atmosphere.
As I said, we wanted to have a super light lunch, and this is what we got:
Grilled Halloumi cheese with watermelon and dry fig.
Watermelon salad – watermelon cubes and arugula, with feta cheese and fresh mint leaves, sprinkled with grapes syrup and rosewater.
Kritharoto with chicken fillet, mushrooms and black truffle oil.
We shared all plates and loved every single bite! That combination of watermelon and halloumi is incredibly good, totally approved by us. Also, the watermelon salad was one of those happy surprises. I wasn’t expecting that at all, in my mind I would have a bed of leaves and a few pieces of watermelon, but tell you what, that was perfect for that hot day.
Solo Gelato is a fair priced place to have a refreshing gelato on the sunny island of Santorini. I’m going to be honest, I had better gelatos before, but the shop offers a good variety of flavors, it’s in a good location, and it’s perfect to have a break out of the heat.
We got a sample to share:
Kaimaki and extra black.
I found the ice cream a bit icey, but the flavors were there, and the chocolate one was bitter on point.
Salt & Pepper was one of those times when you decide to take the risk and is happy with the result. This little gem is located on a busy street in the suburb of Thera in Santorini. The place seems to be run by a family, food is awesome and the service perfect!
We had just arrived in Santorini and were starving which was perfect to try a few dishes of their menu:
Grilled Halloumi with tomato marmalade
Santorini salad – Cherry tomaotes, cucumber, chloro (local white cheese), caper leaves, olives, onion, parsley, and olive oil.
Bread for two.
Pork souvlaki with pita bread and tzatziki sauce.
Free dessert – looks like a chocolate mousse.
Everything was on point! Hands down to that grilled Haloumi with tomato marmalade, what a perfect combination!
Also, many thanks for the free dessert. Ah, those Greeks know how to take a smile from a foodie’s face. 🙂