Pelekanos • Santorini

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Pelekanos - entrance.
Pelekanos – entrance.

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.

My order

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

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/q3DLbffDPvu

More information: www.pelekanosrestaurant.gr


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Solo Gelato • Santorini

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Solo gelato - entrance.
Solo gelato – entrance.

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.

My order

We got a sample to share:

  • Kaimaki and extra black.
Kaimaki and extra black.
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.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/24CvnS5WYWQ2

More information: www.sologelatosantorini.gr


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Salt & Pepper • Santorini

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Salt & Pepper - entrance.
Salt & Pepper – entrance.

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!

My order

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.
Grilled Halloumi with tomato marmalade
Grilled Halloumi with tomato marmalade
Santorini salad - Cherry tomaotes, cucumber, chloro (local white cheese), caper leaves, olives, onion, parsley, and olive oil.
Santorini salad – Cherry tomaotes, cucumber, chloro (local white cheese), caper leaves, olives, onion, parsley, and olive oil.
Bread for two.
Bread for two.
Pork souvlaki with pita bread and tzatziki sauce.
Pork souvlaki with pita bread and tzatziki sauce.
Free dessert - looks like a chocolate mousse.
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. 🙂

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/2teXj9oSkLr

More information: https://www.facebook.com/SaltandPepperSantorini


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My favourite restaurants in Athens – Greece 🇬🇷

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Last year I had an amazing time in Greece, spending 3 gorgeous days in Athens. Here I want to show you my favourite restaurants in Athens, that kind that you definitely can’t miss!

Shall we start?

Smile Restaurant
Awesome traditional Greek Food, with great portion sizes and fair prices.

Mousaka - Layer of eggplant, layer of potato, minced beef, cream, and cheese.
Mousaka – Layer of eggplant, layer of potato, minced beef, cream, and cheese.

Sin Athina Restaurant
Outstanding views from The Acropolis followed by great food.

Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.
Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.

Atitamos restaurant
Great Greek food and awesome service.

Green salad - with manouri cheese, sun dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.
Green salad – with manouri cheese, sun-dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.

O Kostas
Best gyros and kebabs in Athens!

Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.

The Greco’s Projeto
Huge variety of Greek foods served in a modern and great atmosphere.

Pork Gyro platter - served with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, sweet paprika, and pita bread.
Pork Gyro platter – served with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, sweet paprika, and pita bread.

Treats and desserts

Fresko Yogurt Bar
Greek Yogurt bar for you to refresh an delight yourself.

Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.

Stani Greek Yogurt
Traditional Greek yogurt, coffee and of course desserts.

Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.

Lukumades
Greek style doughnuts and yummy desserts.

Double chocolate cookies - praline brioche ice cream, white chocolate, chocolate praline and oreo cookies.
Double chocolate cookies – praline brioche ice cream, white chocolate, chocolate praline, and oreo cookies.

Le Greche – Desserts and Gelato
Good quality Italian gelato in the heart of Athens.

Cookies and Cream, and Coffee.
Cookies and Cream, and Coffee.

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Travel itinerary • 3 days in Athens – Greece 🇬🇷

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3 days in Athens - attractions.
3 days in Athens – attractions.

Athens was one of my favorite destinations last year when I was spending my holidays in Europe. I loved the city, the historical and super famous landmarks, and of course the Greek people! Everyone is super friendly, kind and they do know how to offer a good customer service!

It was impressive how well served we were at every place we visited, not even counting the free dessert many restaurants give to you with your bill. Such a great way to finish an amazing meal, right?!

I had 3 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

The Acropolis
Start your tour in Athens by visiting the famous Greek site The Acropolis, which is actually a mountain home of a collection of various historical spots, such as the Parthenon, Theatre of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Erechtheion, and Areopagus Hill (Mars Hill).

You need to buy tickets to access this site, which also gives you access to other touristic buildings and areas around The Acropolis and I’ll be showing bellow you on the following days.

The Acropolis
The Acropolis

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