Hidden beneath the town of Oia and accessible via a long stone stairway, Amoudi Bay is one of the best and most scenic parts of Santorini. Red volcanic cliffs provide a shelter for the secluded harbour, where seafood restaurants and charming cafes abound and views of the caldera create the perfect backdrop. Just around the corner from the action you'll find the swimming area, where adventurous jumpers dive off the cliffs into the water before drying off on the stone ledge. And at sunset, the whole place takes on a warm orange glow, drawing visitors from far and wide to witness the spectacular sight. Whether you're staying in Oia or further afield, it's definitely worth spending an afternoon wandering around Amoudi Bay.
One of Amoudi's main draws is the sheer variety of delicious and authentic Greek food on offer, accompanied by fantastic views. Wherever you choose to eat, make sure you book a table in advance - especially if it's peak season. Also note that all seafood is sold by weight, so ask the price before you order!
Here are some of our top Amoudi Bay restaurant picks:
Ammoudi Fish Tavern - Prepare to be greeted by sun-dried octopus at the entrance to this Amoudi Bay institution. This place is consistently superb, with warm and friendly wait staff and a to-die-for menu. The fish is cooked to perfection; expect delicious dishes like steamed mussels, shrimp linguine and grilled swordfish.
Dimitri's - Slightly less photogenic than Fish Tavern, Dimitri's has a shabby-chic charm and a pleasantly laid-back atmosphere. The food is fresh, simple, and super tasty.
Katina's Tavern - A traditional feel and awesome views are some of the perks of Tavern Katina. Add in the stellar food (we highly recommend the calamari) and you've got yourself a winning combination. If you have a sweet tooth, save some room for dessert - ice cream and baklava. Yum!
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