Top ChoiceFusion in Fira

Idol Restaurant Bar

This caldera-edge, three-level restaurant and bar serves up stupendous views and intelligent dishes full of depth, fire and vivacity. The chef dares combine squid with kimchi, raisins and chickpeas, alongside the...

Top ChoiceFusion in Fira

Ovac

Helmed by one of Greece's hottest chefs, this Greek-Asian fusion place is all rough slate-grey rock and caldera views. The flavour combinations are bold and the presentation is impeccable; try the beetroot salmon...

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Mylos

Located in a converted windmill on the caldera edge in Firostefani, this uber-glam venue has upscale food that’s ambitious in its techniques and beautifully presented. Try crispy fish ‘covered with sea snow’, or...

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Koukoumavlos

Award-winning fresh, modern Aegean cuisine (including a worthwhile degustation at €82), with obligatory caldera views from the terrace. Daring pairings of ingredients include sea bass with passionfruit and...

Taverna in Fira

Aktaion

Just off the tiny Firostefani square, this taverna has been around since 1922 and continues to specialise in traditional island recipes, such as octopus with fava and capers, skordomakarona (homemade pasta with...

Cafe in Fira

Volkan on the Rocks

With a breezy clifftop terrace overlooking the caldera, this cafe is the home of Volkan craft beer, which is nicely paired with Santorini's fire in the sky. Come for breakfast, swing by for the selection of...

Greek in Fira

Camille Stefani

This old-school rooftop restaurant with views across to the east coast, has perfected its craft since the late ’70s. Its authentic, traditional atmosphere matches its meals. Dig into countless mezedhes like...

Italian in Fira

Cacio e Pepe

You're up for authentic Italian pizza, with ingredients imported from Rome, perfectly al dente homemade pastas and other Italian favourites at this old-school place, helmed by Giovanni the chef. There's a full-on...

Greek in Fira

Fanari

On the steps down to the Old Port, Fanari offers a mix of traditional Greek dishes, plus pastas and pizzas, with a free helping of superlative views of the caldera. The mixed seafood platter is a good bet, plus...

Greek in Fira

Parea Traditional Greek Restaurant

There's nothing fancy or fussy about Parea, which pairs traditional, wallet-friendly, home-cooked Greek dishes with rooftop dining and views out to the eastern coast of Santorini. The seared octopus has bite to...

Mediterranean in Fira

V Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar Restaurant

Serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks on the top floor of the Panorama Boutique Hotel, this is a place to enjoy both the cuisine and the view. There's eggs Benedict and omelettes for breakfast, salads and...

Greek in Fira

Theoni's Kitchen

Theoni's isn't fancy and you won't be gazing out over the caldera, but this 'mumma's kitchen' restaurant does its thing with grace, humour and enthusiasm. Expect decent-sized portions of Greek classics, such as...

Cafe in Fira

Galini Cafe

Right near the Firostefani church, this breezy cafe sits right on the lip of the caldera, where the cliff plunges down into the cobalt sea. Chilled out and friendly, it’s particularly good for breakfast, with...

Taverna in Fira

To Ouzeri

Central and cheerfully dressed in red gingham, this terrace restaurant has surprisingly reasonable prices and a good local following. Expect top traditional dishes with a twist like mussels with retsina wine,...

Greek in Fira

Lucky's Souvlaki

A top spot for cheap eats on Fira's main street. Perch on a bar stool and demolish a tasty gyros pitta (pork, chicken or lamb), or attack a plate of souvlaki, fries and tomatoes for €11. Quality inconsistent and...

Greek in Fira

Assyrtico Wine Restaurant

Settle in on this terrace above busy Ypapanti for some imaginative takes on local dishes, accompanied by caldera views. Some creations are inspired while others miss the mark: the veal stew with aubergine puree...

Greek in Fira

Mama’s House

Steps from the taxi station is this local institution, famed for its mega breakfasts (€6 to €10), hearty Greek dishes and creative salads, all enjoyed on a big, bustling terrace. The mezedhes menu is vast, with...

Cafe in Fira

Corner Crepes & Waffles

This extremely popular little place specialises in, you guessed it, crêpes and waffles. The savoury crêpes, featuring feta cheese, smoked bacon, egg, tomato sauce, corn and pepper are particularly good.