One of our favorite things to do while traveling is to try the local cuisine. In Fira, we made no exception. We tried to find an authentic Greek taverna with a traditional, home-style menu. We settled on Nikolas, which is located on a steep street called Erithrou Stavrou, in the heart of Fira. This traditional tavern had everything we were looking for: whitewashed facade with blue doors and windows, a cool inside with checkered checkered tablecloths, wooden chairs, and grizzled by friendly waiters. As for the food, the menu was quintessentially Greek. For starters, we ordered a salad with tomato, feta cheese, and crusty bread. I think we also ordered some kind of tomato balls with feta as a starter too. As a main, we had a sort of Greek lasagna, whose local name I can't recall. The pasta was macaroni. I had a sea bass with potatoes and beans. Everything was delicious and I don't recall it being overtly expensive, despite being in the heart of the city. If you're still hungry afterwards and want desert, the best places in Greece are the traditional bakeries. Get what you want and take it out on the street. It's the best way to finish off a good Greek meal.
If you go to Santorini and Fira , do not miss going to this restaurant. It has the best views and the best risotto I've ever eaten, with marscarpone and wild mushrooms. Just don´t miss out on getting an outdoor table. It has several floors so it's easy to find a table. For dessert, I had a delicious champagne cocktail with black rum and strawberries.
This is a winery, where you can relax in the evening, while enjoying a wine and cheese tasting. It has one of the most beautiful views of the island, with the sunset right in front of you. Although the place is very romantic, it's also nice to visit with your friends, and you'll have the chance to take some spectacular pictures.
If you're looking to have a dinner date in Fira, the Aktaion Restaurant is the place. All of the dishes are homemade and the prices are honest. The atmosphere is definitely traditional Greek, and it fills up quic so I'd consider booking ahead. One of the things I liked best was that they gave you a complimentary snack with every drink you ordered. The restaurant is located near the church all the way down the Crater Road and isn't hard to find.
I had the best lamb chops of my life at Sirocco! The restaurant is located near the Orthodox Church of Perissa and a well-known local Irish pub. The grilled meats are to die for and the homemade pizza was delightful. Starters and mains for two cost around €20.00.
There is a beautiful, beachfront restaurant in the Perissa area. The place is very comfortable, organic, and almost entirely outdoors. The food is very good and having the Aegean landscape outside makes it even more cute! It is a place where you want to stay all afternoon, when you take a day off and you don't want to go too far.
Like almost all the restaurants in Santorini, Zafora (which is very close to the funicular), has amazing views over the Aegean Sea. The food is varied, and no more than acceptable, although pricey, like a typical tourist site. Best to go late in the afternoon and enjoy the sunset in good company. Of course, you have to come a little early to get a seat because it gets packed.