The first thing that comes to people’s mind when they think of Santorini is its natural beauty; picturesque settlements, wild landscapes, exquisite views and its romantic aura constitute a perfect combination that has made it a top worldwide destination. However, what stays in visitors’ heart is the hospitality of locals and the delicious tastes of Santorini which can make them take their eyes from the staggering views to their plates. The island is known for its traditional products and great local recipes as well.

Along the adorable settlements, especially the more popular ones, like Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani and Emporio, there are many restaurants, traditional Greek taverns and street food options. Of course, the capital of Santorini, Fira, is also the dining capital where all the options are available all day long. One can find various cuisines on Santorini, such as Mediterranean, Italian, Chinese and more international or ethnic cuisines that will satisfy everyone’s tastes. Nevertheless, all travelers should try the Greek cuisine, the local in particular. Fresh local products, which the rich volcanic soil of Santorini generously offers, mixed together create the most mouthwatering dishes.

The wide range of restaurants includes everything, from luxurious places with high prices to affordable high-quality restaurants with reasonable prices. Many restaurants are located on privileged positions that provide breathtaking panoramic views and, in combination with the palatable dishes and excellent service, make you want to stay there forever.

What shouldn’t be missed though is a dining experience in a traditional tavern. A great number of them are situated by the sea, either along the long promenades of the coastal villages or on the charming little ports, like Ammoudi and Armeni in Oia, where the summer breeze along with the soothing sound of the waves compose the ideal setting. The atmosphere in these places is totally cozy and the service is very friendly.

Every Greek island is known for its fresh fish and seafood, and Santorini is no exception. Make sure you visit a fish tavern and get ready for a savory journey. Get to taste as many as you can from its renowned traditional specialties and don’t forget to try the drinks; order ouzo or raki, but most importantly a fine wine from Santorini’s vineyards to go with your meal. The more you try on this gifted island, the more reasons you’ll find to fall deeply in love with it.

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