My favourite restaurants in Santorini – Greece 🇬🇷

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Last year I had an amazing time in Greece, spending 4 gorgeous days in Santorini. Here I want to show you my favourite restaurants in Santorini, that kind that you definitely can’t miss!

Shall we start?

Salt & Pepper
Really good food and service in the middle of Thera.

Pork souvlaki with pita bread and tzatziki sauce.
Pork souvlaki with pita bread and tzatziki sauce.

Argo Restaurant
Amazing dining experience and food with superb views.

Santorini salad - lettuce, rucola, raisins, fresh onion, sun-dried tomatoes, pine seeds, parmegiano cheese, and special honey dressing.
Santorini salad – lettuce, rucola, raisins, fresh onion, sun-dried tomatoes, pine seeds, parmegiano cheese, and special honey dressing.

Pelekanos
Outstanding ocean views and great food!

Water melon salad - watermelon cubes and arugula, with feta cheese and fresh mint leaves, sprinkled with grapes syrup and rosewater.
Water melon salad – watermelon cubes and arugula, with feta cheese and fresh mint leaves, sprinkled with grapes syrup and rosewater.

Chef’s Garden
Top notch restaurant in Thera with delicious food, huge portions, and good prices.

Chef's mezze board - Tzatziki, roasted eggplant dip, chilly feta cheese dip, marinated olives and feta, haloumi skewers, and grilled pita bread.
Chef’s mezze board – Tzatziki, roasted eggplant dip, chilly feta cheese dip, marinated olives and feta, haloumi skewers, and grilled pita bread.

Theoni’s Kitchen
Very good food that reminds me of something made by a mother or grandmother. Worth a try.

Pork Souvlaki.
Pork Souvlaki.

Good Mood Food
Very good gyro in Thera.

Pork gyro - served with hot chips, onion, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork gyro – served with hot chips, onion, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.

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Travel itinerary • 4 days in Santorini – Greece 🇬🇷

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Santorini 4 days itinerary.
Santorini 4 days itinerary.

Our idea of going to Santorini was, of course, because I really wanted to go there since forever, also to have some relaxing days to rest a bit from our busy holidays in Europe. We got 4 days there, but in case you just want to check the main spots on the island, I would say 2-3 days are enough.

Something that I feel I must say is that I was a bit disappointed. Look, the place is beautiful indeed, but the photo perfect areas with those cave houses are super touristic. When I travel I like to see how the locals live, and there I had the impression I was in a theme park. All those houses are rentals, shops, restaurants, or hotel for tourists.

The locals live on the further areas of the island in very normal houses. I saw just one or two suburbs with that architecture you imagine when you think about Santorini. Putting it aside, the place gives you a lot of options to just chill and refresh yourself under the burning sun of Greece.

Anyways, I had 4 amazing days there, which I’ll be happily sharing with you now.
If you want to get straight to the point, here you can get my Google Maps with all the main attractions conveniently marked for you.

Keep reading if you would also like an overview of these attractions.

Day 1

Explore Thera, Firostefani, and Imerovigli

Take your time to stroll around these three suburbs in Santorini. Going up and down the alleys, there you will find those beautiful and white cave houses, a few shops, and restaurants, all facing the super blue Mediterranean sea.

View of Thera.
View of Thera.

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Lucky’s Souvlakis • Santorini

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Lucky's Souvlakis - entrance
Lucky’s Souvlakis – entrance

When I was doing some research where to have the best gyro in Santorini, Lucky’s Souvlakis was the first option pointed by internet reviewers. Of course, I added it to my list and was super excited to try it out. But the truth is that this is not as good as people say on the internet…

My order

Both of us ordered the same thing:

  • Pork gyro – served with hot chips, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork gyro - served with hot chips, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork gyro – served with hot chips, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and tzatziki sauce.

I found their pita bread extremely oily, like with a taste of old oil. The meat was super dry and there was nothing special about this gyro at all.

Maybe I got them on a bad day, or people like it because it is extremely cheap compared to other places on the island. Anyways I don’t think it’s worth to save only a few cents and have something with this quality…

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/N1jaGPc9vSm


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Good Mood Food • Santorini

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Good Mood Food - entrance.
Good Mood Food – entrance.

In the heart of Thera you can find one of the best gyros I tried on the island, Good Mood Food. Which in my opinion is the best place to try Greek Street food in Santorini.

The shop offers many different Greek meals for you to try, but we went there with a single thought in our minds, gyro!

My order

Both of us ordered the same thing:

  • Pork gyro – served with hot chips, onion, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork gyro - served with hot chips, onion, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork gyro – served with hot chips, onion, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.

Their pita bread is super soft and grilled on point, meat flavorsome and moist, and that tzatziki sauce, one of the best I had! The portion could be larger, but ok for the price.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/N1jaGPc9vSm


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Theoni’s Kitchen • Santorini

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Theoni's Kitchen - entrance.
Theoni’s Kitchen – entrance.

Theoni’s Kitchen is another one of those simple but honest places to eat in Greece. Traditional Greek food, served with simple ingredients, resulting in super flavorsome dishes and totally affordable!

My order

That day we decided to share the entree and get a dish to eat one of us:

  • Fresh beetroots with yogurt and garlic dressing.
  • Grilled feta cheese with tomato, chilly, oregano, and olive oil.
  • Hubby: Pork Souvlaki.
  • Mine: Stuffed Tomatoes.
  • Lukumades with vanilla ice cream.
Fresh beetroots with yogurt and garlic dressing.
Fresh beetroots with yogurt and garlic dressing.
Grilled feta cheese with tomato, chilly, oregano, and olive oil.
Grilled feta cheese with tomato, chilly, oregano, and olive oil.
Pork Souvlaki.
Pork Souvlaki.
Stuffed Tomatoes.
Stuffed Tomatoes.
Lukumades with vanilla ice cream.
Lukumades with vanilla ice cream.

As I said at the beginning of this post, food was simple but delicious. Kudos for the free Lukumades with ice cream served with our bill.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/JAsB2CgbLSE2


You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Greece.