Where do I even get started on Santorini!? This island in the Agean Sea is easily the most beautiful place I've ever been-- it felt like a dream! It's dazzling panoramas, volcanic sand beaches, delicious cuisine and cave-style architecture with cobalt blue roofs are just a few of the dreamy qualities that make it so idyllic.
To properly do it all justice in a blog post is impossible, much less a single blog post. So this week I'm tackling each bit one post at a time. First up? Let's talk about the best restaurants in Santorini.
We almost stayed at Kapari Natural Resort, but since we were only staying for a few short days (which I now regret) we decided to minimize moving around and pop in for dinner instead at Kapari Wine Restaurant. Located in the gorgeous village of Imerovigli (between Fira and Oia) Kapari is an exclusive oasis of tranquility. Not only does this luxury resort have sweeping views and cave style rooms, but they have an incredible restaurant.
Before our meal, we had a round of Mastiha Spirits: a traditional Greek cocktail with Mastiha liqueur, lemon sorbet and fresh mint.
After enjoying our drinks by the pool, we moved to our table where the epic views continued. Kapari is one of the best places in Santorini to watch the sunset (as it's one of the highest points on the island). No picture will do it justice, but the image is forever burned in my brain.
We ate course after course after course of delicious food and drank lots of great wine (everything was incredible). But the highlight of the night was this herb crusted lamb. You know that feeling when you're SO full and don't want to eat another bite, but you keep going because it tastes that good? All 3 of us ate every last bite (and proceeded to repeat how full we were for the rest of the evening).
No matter what you eat or drink, Kapari will leave you dazzled and filled with unforgettable memories of Santorini.
We popped in here for lunch on our first full day on the island, and it was exactly what we were looking for: incredible views, delicious wine, and authentic Greek cuisine (the Greek salad and kebabs are out of this world). Located in the heart of Fira, Rastoni offers friendly service + quality food in the midst of a bustling tourist destination. If you're looking for a casual, yet refined lunch experience, be sure to add it to your itinerary whilst visiting the island.
V Lounge is located on the rooftop bar of the Panorama Boutique hotel and offers unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea. In addition to epic views, the cocktails are also insanely delicious. When you go, try the La Rosita (Reposado Tequila, Dry + Sweet Vermouth and Campari) or the V Lounge Volcano (Vodka, Southern Comfort, Amaretto, OJ, Pineapple Juice + Grenadine).
Not exactly a meal, but you can't miss Lolita's Gelato in Oia! They only use the best ingredients, freshest milk, and use no preservatives or artificial colors. This delicious gelato is the perfect treat to beat the Santorini heat on a sunny day, and definitley worth a visit.
Some other spots worth checking out?
While I couldn't cover everything, I think these are some of the best places to eat in Santorini. Any places you loved on the island that I missed? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on where to stay in Santorini!