Three Places To Eat Like A local in Santorini, Greece


Santorini is famous for many things: The caldera, the volcano, beautiful sunsets and Oia (of course). But Santorini is also famous for the local food and wine. The two most famous wines varieties are Assyrtico and Vinsanto and Santorini is also well know for the cherry tomatoes, caper leaves, white eggplant, fava beans... It is a long list. As you might have guessed by now, this is not an article about sightseeing, it is all about food!
So, if you are looking to taste some of that delicious Greek food, here are the top three places you should visit in Santorini.

For a full meal (lunch or dinner), go to The Good Heart Restaurant in Akrotiri

Santorini Fava

Santorini Fava

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Dolmadakia

Dolmadakia

Greek salad, fava, dolmadakia, mousaka. Do you know what these are? If so, you definitely need to visit this restaurant. If not, then this is your chance to learn more about Greek cuisine. This is a family-owned tavern run by Anna and her husband Michael. Anna is the cook and Michael makes the wine. Everything is homemade and it all tastes amazing. The restaurant also has beautiful sunset views, so you can enjoy that while eating.

The Good Heart Restaurant In Akrotiri, Santorini

The Good Heart Restaurant In Akrotiri, Santorini

For breakfast, snacks, or yummy desserts, go to Erotokritos Bakery in Karterados

Pastries, biscuits, cakes, sandwiches, you name it. This is a traditional bakery worth visiting if you are hungry anytime of the time. Sweet or savory- you will find something to your liking. In Erotokritos you will also find some amazing traditional desserts such as baklava. Need I say more?

Erotokritos Bakery In Santorini

Erotokritos Bakery In Santorini

For an all star gyros, go to Yogi in Fira

Last but not least, as you probably know you have to try at least one gyros while you are in Greece. It is nothing like gyros you find abroad. The original is way better (and that is the truth, I am not just saying it because I am Greek). To find that perfect gyros, go to Yogi in Fira town and choose between gyros with pork or chicken. These are the two traditional flavors of gyros. You can always take one of each : )

The Famous Greek Gyros

The Famous Greek Gyros

Bon appétit or as we say in Greek “Kali Oreksi”.

Christina

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Hi! I am Christina. I live and work in Santorini, Greece. I started off as a local tour guide five years ago. I then started my blog SantoriniPlus where I write about life in Santorini and seek out the best places for you to go (and the ones to avoid).

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