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Santorini, Greece Hotels and City Guide

Santorini Hotels and Santorini Guide with Santorini maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Santorini hotels

Santorini - Eating Out


Traditional Greek Dishes

If your previous experience of Greek cuisine is limited to the ‘Greek salad’ at your local restaurant, you will be pleasantly surprised when you visit Santorini. Greek dishes use many seasonal ingredients such as zucchini, aubergine and cucmber, as well as locally made specialities like tzaziki and feta cheese. Meat dishes most often use lamb and seafood, and there are always vegetarian options.

Moussaka, a casserole made from aubergine and cheese, is likely to be found on most menus, as well as the soup fasolada (made from carrots, beans and tomato). Dishes based around a pita bread (flat oven-baked bread into which ingredients are put) are also common, and are great for a take away or lunchtime meal. One thing you should be sure not to miss is traditional Greek baklava – crisp phyllo pastry layered with nuts and drenched in a sweet, sticky syrup.


Local Cuisine and Customs

As with most popular tourist destinations, dining out in Santorini can be a case of finding the few authentic restaurants amongst the sea of tourist-orientated venues. The main trick to this is avoiding restaurants situated directly on the beach and on popular squares – the hard-to-find restaurants where locals eat are, well, hard to find. Try searching down back alleys or, an easier way, ask a few locals what their favourite restaurant it. It will most likely be a tavernas – a traditional cross between a restaurant and a bar serving up delicious Greek meals and with a warm, family friendly atmosphere.


Selected Santorini Restaurants

Traditional Greek and Mediterranean

Naoussa
Near to the Cable Car, Fira, Santorini

A successful local restaurant specialising in all manner of traditional seafood and meat dishes.

Tavernas Aktaion
Firostefani, Santorini

A charming Greek restaurant and shop located in Firostefani.

Lotza
Nomikou pedestrian, Oia, Santorini

A traditional Greek restaurant located on top of the caldera with incredible views and just-as-amazing food. Affordable for its prime location.

Asian

Ginger Sushi Lounge
St. Gerasimos, Firostefani, Santorini 

Sushi on Santorini? The fish couldn’t be any fresher! Dine in an elegant Japanese setting indoors or outside in the courtyard. Sushi available for take away as well.

Western

Mama’s House
Main Square Firs, Fira 84700, Santorini

A favourite amongst tourists and backpackers, this Greek-run restaurant serves an assortment of local dishes as well as Western treats such as pancakes, French toast and hashbrowns. Known as much for its delicious food as it is for its host, Mama.

Aquarius
Perissa Beach, Santorini

A pizzeria situated on the beach in Perissa. Also serves Greek dishes and seafood.


Above: Fasolada, a Greek tomato, carrot and bean soup


Above: Pita dishes are common in Greece and ideal for takeaway or light lunch


Above: One of the most delicious Greek sweets, baklava




Hotels in Santorini, Greece

Vedema Resort Santorini

Vedema Resort Santorini

Megalohori, Island of Santorini, 84700 Greece

Surrounded by a wall like a fortified town, Vedema Resort is a world unto itself. Our deluxe hotel is situated in the medieval village of Megalohori, on the legendary Greek Island of Santorini




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Zannos Melathron Hotel

Zannos Melathron Hotel

Pyrgos, GR-84700 Santorin (Cyclades), Greece

Hotel Description: The Zannos Melathron Epitomises the ideal of ancient and modern. The hotel was created from two buildings- a traditional 18th century Thiran house with barrel-vaulted rooms and a classic 19th century Greek mansion. From the swimming...




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Belvedere

Belvedere

1 Belvedere Street Santorini Island Greece 84700

Belvedere Hotel Santorini is located in the island's capital of Fira. A newly constructed hotel located on the cliffside that is 900 feet from the sea overlooking the volcano and the nearby islands. The complex consists of studios, suites and maisonettes, each with...




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Santo Miramare

Santo Miramare

PERIVOLOS Santorini Greece 84700

Hotel Introduction SANTO MIRAMARE RESORT is situated on the southeast side of Santorini in Perivolos beach facing the promenade along the 3km Coastline well renowned for its black lava sand. Water sport facilities and sunbathers...




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Santorini Image

Santorini Image

Messaria Santorini 84700 Greece

Santorini Image Hotel, an A-class hotel complex, is built in traditional Aegean style and is skilfully deployed around a large impressive swimming pool. The hotel stands in the center... more
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Thera Mare

Thera Mare

Eparchiakos Emporiou Perissas 1 Street Perivolos Santorini Island Greece 84300

Thera Mare is a Boutique Hotel that is located in Perivolos on the eastern shoreline of Santorini Island and 12 kilometres from Fira, 15 kilometres from the airport and 10 kilometres from the port. The hotel is built on a natural incline and the steps lead down the cycladic... more
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Aegean Plaza Hotel

Aegean Plaza Hotel

Kamari Beach

In the magnificient Kamari of Santorini, 50 meters from the black sandy beach, Aegean Plaza Hotel welcomes you. We are a Class "A" rated hotel, built between 2001-2002 with a traditional and unique cycladic architecture, combined with modern facilities and strict specifications... more
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Asteras Villas

Asteras Villas

Fira Caldera

Asteras Villas Hotel is situated in the heart of Fira the Capital of Santorini. Each room has a independent veranda overlooking the Caldera, Volcano and Aegean Sea. You can enjoy the dawn or the world famous sunsets without interruptions from the privacy of your room.... more
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Best Western Paradise Hotel

Best Western Paradise Hotel

Akrotiri, Santorini Island, 84700, Greece

Best Western Paradise Hotel is located in the center of the traditional village of Akrotiri, which is on the south side of Santorini Island, offering many archaeological, geological and traditional interests. The unique red and white beaches and famous prehistoric town ... more
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Best Western The Museum Spa Wellness Hotel

Best Western The Museum Spa Wellness Hotel

OIA, MAIN PEDESTRIAN STREET, Santorini Island, 84702, Greece

Discover Santorini's own 'Slice of Heaven on Earth' at the Best Western The Museum Spa Wellness Hotel located in the heart of charming Oia. This Best Western treasure on the idyllic village's Main Street is the perfect destination to enjoy sensational art, jewelry and c... more
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El Greco Hotel

El Greco Hotel

Fira, Santorini

Experience the luxury and sophistication of this 5 Star hotel while still enjoying the traditional and unique Santorinian architecture. The El Greco hotel is spacious and elegant, adding to the splendor is the friendly and helpful personnel who cater to your every need... more
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Grotto Villas

Grotto Villas

FIROSTEFANI, Santorini, Greece, 84700

Hotel Introduction The magnificent Grotto Villas - Traditional Houses are considered as a three star complex located in Firostefani within a short distance from Fira town. Each of the 18 individual houses has it own title. The houses are carved... more
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Laokosti Villas

Laokosti Villas

Oia

A class B complex, with traditional homes in an ideal setting in beautiful Oia. Four maisonettes, 3 apartments and 10 mini-apartments are available. All the villas are fully furnished with direct dial telephone, kitchen, and balcony with panoramic views of the Aegean... more
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Mediterranean Royal Hotel

Mediterranean Royal Hotel

Vothonas

Located in a magical setting, which is right on the beach in an area with an oasis of greenery. A picturesque Cycladic complex, which resembles a small, whitewashed traditional village waits to host you offering luxury combined with simplicity.We are possibly... more
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Roussos Beach Hotel

Roussos Beach Hotel

Kamari Santorini Island Greece 84700

The Roussos Beach Hotel is situated on the beach, in the center of Kamari and is ideal for convenient and enjoyable vacations. This traditionally styled hotel offers modern facilities and a good standard of accommodation from its convenient and central location in Kamari.... more
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VIP Suites

VIP Suites

Ecorama Holidays-Oia Bus Station

Number Of Rooms: 6 Room/Suite Features: Private Bathroom with Shower. Television, Mobile Phone (request). Air Conditioning, Refrigerator, Dishes. Hair Dryer, alarm clock, In-Room Safe, Rooms have views of the sea and the... more
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Villa Renos

Villa Renos

Kato Fira

In the majestic site of the Caldera, we have created a traditional small hotel with highly respected personalized service. Breathtaking views from all rooms. Make your honeymoon more beautiful or make your vacation feel like a honeymoon. Newly renovated in 2003. The... more
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