6 Santorini Best Diners for an Anniversary

Are you looking for the best Santorini diners for your anniversary or any other special occasion such as your birthday? You may have a wedding anniversary, or you would like to propose to the love of your life in one of the most romantic places on Earth, Santorini Island!

The suggested Santorini diners are also perfect for your honeymoon, birthday celebrations, or if you are a solo traveler, for the sheer luxury of pampering yourself and enjoying an impeccable and memorable meal.

Ambrosia Restaurant  terrace in Santorini Island with caldera views. Santorini best diners.
Ambrosia Restaurant/Santorini

The criteria I used to choose those Santorini restaurants were just two:

  • Exceptional Cuisine
  • Stunning Setting

Up next I am going to tell you about 6 of Santorini best diners (and my personal favorites) for your anniversary:

Santorini Map with best villages and beaches.
Santorini Map with the best villages and beaches

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Santorini Best Diners

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1. Lycabettus Restaurant in Oia

Lycabettus Restaurant with tables and chairs in the caldera with people dining. Santorini best diners.

Lycabettus restaurant in Oia has the best terrace in Santorini with the most breathtaking view of the caldera and the Aegean Sea. The luxurious restaurant is the property of the Andronis Luxury Suites in Oia.

Lycabettus Restaurant with a woman having breakfast. Santorini best diners.
Lycabettus Restaurant breakfast

The menu focuses on both seafood and meat, Greek and Mediterranean fare with authenticity, creativity, and masterful execution in every bit.


  • Lobster with Green asparagus and ginger
  • Lamb with Eggplant and Couscous
  • Rib eye with Carrot and Bone marrow tart
  • Chocolate with Cardamo, Tonga, Hazelnut, and Mousse Milk

Location: Oia, Santorini

Contact: concierge@andronisexclusive.com & +30 2286 072043

Best Hotel in Oia Santorini

Cave Suite Oia Hotel in Santorini with a swimming pool between 2 Greek whitewashed Churches with blue dome.
Cave Suite Oia, Santorini

The most popular spot to watch the notorious Santorini sunset is Oia’s Castle or at one of the restaurants/hotels in the caldera. Cave Suite Oia is a perfect accommodation for stunning views in Santorini.

2. Kapari Wine Restaurant (My favorite Santorini Best Diners)

Kapari Wine Restaurant is a top-notch culinary experience in one of the most outstanding caldera views in Santorini. Voted as the 6th best restaurant in Greece, is a multiple-awarded restaurant by Trip Advisor and one of the best Santorini diners for your anniversary.

A table with a delicious dish and two glasses of white wine. Santorini best diners.

Its cuisine is Mediterranean recipes with a twist, combined with famous local Santorini delicacies. They also have a wonderful list of premium wines as well as their own stunning 5-star hotel, the Kapari Natural Resort.


  • Fresh Tuna fillet with hazelnut crumbs, topinambur & grape must dressing
  • Agnolotti pasta with a hint of truffle and octopus
  • Smoked octopus with tarama mousse and summer beans salad
  • Tropical Sphere with white chocolate, mango, passion fruit, pineapple & coconut
A very impressive Sunset in Santorini with people dining in one of Santorini best diners.
Kapari Restaurant at Sunset

Address: Imerovigli, Santorini

Contact: info@kaparisantorini.gr & +30 2286 021120

Website: http://www.kaparisantorini.gr/

Best Hotels in Imerovigli

Grace hotel in Santorini. Santorini best diners.
Grace Hotel

Imerovigli is 9,5 km from Oia, a comparatively unspoiled, with whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, and an upscale Santorini village. It is built on the highest point of the caldera cliffs, at about 300 meters making it a spectacular point for photographs. Best hotels in Imerovigli:

3. Ambrosia Restaurant Oia

A view from a restaurant too the sea. Santorini best diners.

Ambrosia is one of Santorini’s best diners that offers modern Mediterranean food at awe-inspiring cliff-top caldera views. It is in one of the most romantic settings in Oia Santorini.

Not surprisingly, Ambrosia is a top choice for newlyweds on their honeymoon and couples celebrating an anniversary in Santorini.

Best high-end seafood and fish in  Santorini best diners.

Try sautéed baby squid in ouzo & pesto sauce, lamb cutlets, veal filetakia, salmon fillet, Ambrosia tarts, and Kataifi with ice cream.

Address: Ambrosia, Oia, Santorini
Telephone: +30 22860 71413
Website: restaurant-ambrosia.com

4. Selene Restaurant

A waitress suggesting a wine at people sitting in a very fine Santorini diner.

Selene Restaurant is a real hidden gem in Santorini, offering an authentic gastronomic experience full of Greek history and tradition.

Selene's Spring diner in Santorini luxurious dish decorated like a spring wreath.
Selene’s Spring dish

A many-times awarded restaurant by Greek Cuisine Awards, Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, and many more, guarantee a real unique dining experience for your anniversary in Santorini.

High-end seafood dish in a diner in Santorini.


  • Cucumber Confit with olive oil cake & tarragon sorbet
  • Crayfish, Lard & Hazelnut
  • Yogurt with Bergamot Spoon Sweet
  • Crispy tubes with dark chocolate crémeux, hazelnut praline, lemon ice cream, and black rum with vanilla piping gel

Location: Fira Town, Santorini, 84700

Contact: info@selene.gr & +30 22860 22249

Website: https://selene.gr/

Best Hotel in Fira, Santorini

A woman sitting in Amanda Infinity hotel with an impressive caldera view in Santorini.
Amanda Infinity

Fira is the main town of Santorini and the busiest town on the island as everyone wants to be part of the packed solid shopping area and get “lost” in the maze of winding backstreets. Stunning (and quiet) hotel in Fira:

5. Metaxy Mas

The diner set with dishes and glasses waiting for customers in Santorini.

The amazing restaurant is located in a hospitable and relaxing space, reminiscent of an island house porch, in the mainland of Santorini.

Metaxy mas differs from other high-end restaurants in Santorini in two ways:

  • It has no caldera view but an equally beautiful view of mainland Santorini
  • It offers traditional Santorinian food

The friendly staff serves authentic and original dishes made with care and fresh ingredients, inspired by Santorinian and Cretan cuisine.


A dish of Cretan salad in a traditional tavern.
Cretan Salad
  • Lamb with yogurt sauce flavored with spearmint and coriander, accompanied by aromatic bulgur
  • Feta cheese baked in phyllo dough and soaked in honey & Cretan Salad
  • Kataifi cheese rolls with four different kinds of cheese and blackberry sauce.
  • The best cheesecake, ever!

Metaxy mas is one of the best restaurants on the island with great views. It’s a bit tucked away so don’t give up on finding this lovely place. Make sure you reserve your table as it is a trendy place.

Location: Exo Gonia Santorini: 5 km southeast of Fira, an authentic rural village

Contact: info@santorini-metaximas.gr, +30 2286 031323

6. Ammoudi Fish Tavern

The beautiful Ammoudi Fish Tavern all lit up at night in a seafront.

Ammoudi Bay is underneath the picturesque village of Oia and you can get there by walking down the 214 steps from Oia’s castle or taking a car/scooter to the main road that connects Ammoudi with the rest of the island. 

This is an amazing tavern with predominantly fresh seafood and fish. It is fished daily and is among the top seafood restaurants in Santorini.

An impressive large dish full with lobster and crayfish in a seafront restaurant.
Seafood at Ammoudi Tavern by @adkjc

Ammoudi Tavern differs from the other restaurants as you get to have the beautiful Santorini Sea at (almost) an arm’s distance.

An overview of Ammoudi Fish Tavern by the Santorini beach.
Ammoudi Fish Tavern


  • Fried Crayfish crumb
  • Tartare of Salmon
  • Sea Bass Carpaccio
  • Loukoumades: Pastries made of leavened and deep-fried dough, soaked in syrup or honey, sometimes coated with cinnamon 

Address: Ammoudi Bay, Santorini, Oia

Contact: +30 2286 072298 & booking@ammoudisantorini.com

Website: http://ammoudisantorini.com/


Are there vegetarian or vegan-friendly options available?

Absolutely! Many restaurants in Santorini cater to vegetarian and vegan diets. You can savor dishes like Greek salads, grilled vegetables, and stuffed vine leaves (Dolmadakia) at places.

Do I need to make reservations in advance for dining in Santorini?

Yes, you need especially during peak tourist seasons. Reserving a table in advance ensures you get the best seat and avoids disappointment due to crowded restaurants.

What is the dress code for dining at top restaurants in Santorini?

While Santorini exudes a relaxed vibe, many upscale restaurants prefer smart casual attire, especially during dinner service. Avoid beachwear and opt for neat, casual clothes.


Dining in Santorini is a delightful blend of delicious food, breathtaking views, and relaxed vibes. While it may be a bit pricey, the experience is undeniably worth the cost. Whether you’re enjoying a sunset dinner overlooking the caldera or tasting fresh seafood with Assyrtiko wine there’s something to please every palate. So, savor the flavors, and soak in the island’s charm with every bite. Santorini’s diners offer more than just a meal – they provide a taste of Greek hospitality and a slice of paradise that you’ll want to return to again and again.

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