The plunging slopes of Santorini are nothing if not photogenic – and nowhere more so than Oia, famous for its sunset views across the caldera. Here are our recommendations for the finest Oia restaurants for your next visit.
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Restaurant, Greek, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Fast Food, $$
Oia’s sunsets are legendary. However, so are the crowds that gather nightly to see them. Book the roof terrace at Kyprida for your own private view of the Aegean Sea, accompanied by comforting home-cooked cuisine. Vegetarians are well catered for at Kyprida. Make sure to order the tomato keftedes. This uniquely Santorinian dish is made of fried feta, red onion, flour and tomatoes and flavoured with mint, oregano and parsley.
Sunset and windmill views? Check. Delicious meze dishes ideal for sharing? Check. Ellinikon is the place to come if you’re looking for a relaxed and sociable spot to take in Santorini’s nightly light show. The menu is focused on authentic Greek dishes. Though you really can’t go wrong with most orders, try the octopus salad, vine leaves, shrimps in tomato sauce and the meatballs.
Only the breeze interrupts a balmy evening at Candouni, where live Greek music fills the candlelit patio, decked with bougainvillaea blooms. Family-owned, this low-key eatery is warm and intimate to those that seek it out. Food cooked by the mother and son team is traditional and comforting. Don’t miss the grilled halloumi or the fried aubergine and courgette slices washed down with a glass of local wine.
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