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. 🙂
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 canget my Google Mapswith all the main attractions conveniently marked for you.
Keep reading if you would also like an overview of these attractions.
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.