Top things to do in Fira

Top Choice Museum in Fira

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Opposite the bus station, this well-presented museum houses extraordinary finds excavated from Akrotiri, which has been settled since neolithic times. Check out the wealth of wall paintings, ceramics with a heavy Mi…
Top Choice Fusion 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 kimchee, raisins and chickpeas, alongside the m…
Top Choice Art in Fira

Mati Art Gallery

The shark-head installation piece outside is sure to catch your attention. This is the main exhibition space of Yorgos Kypris, an internationally celebrated artist who takes much of his inspiration from Santorini an…
Top Choice Fusion 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 ta…
Top Choice 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 garl…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Fira

Ergon Deli

Not only do these guys produce some of Santorini's hottest craft beer (Volkan, served at their caldera-edge cafe), but this deli is also a terrific place to shop for island edibles (superb olive oil, preserves, pick…
Top Choice Ceramics in Fira

Ceramic Art Studio

Ceramics artist Andreas Alefragkis has been perfecting his craft over the course of three decades and the results are striking. Behold the hanging amphorae in an aquamarine or artfully cracked cream glaze and the on…
Top Choice Greek in Fira

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 lam…
Top Choice Art in Fira

Eduart Gjopalaj Gallery

This gallery is filled with the sinuous, surreal woodwork of Albanian-born sculptor Eduart Gjopalaj: delicate, lattice-like platters, serene faces seemingly floating out of undulating waves of wood. If you're lucky,…
Top Choice Greek in Fira

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 Jerusalem…