Ammoudi Fish Tavern
Ammoudi Bay, Oía, Santorini
Hike down the steps to Ammoudi Bay at Oía’s port to find a pristine swimming area lined with family-owned tavernas. Ammoudi is the best of them, especially for the small plates, like the fresh anchovies marinated in vinegar, salmon tartare, and prawns with ouzo and orange. The view is basically dinner theater, as sailboats and fishing vessels make their way back and forth across the water as the sun goes down.
A staple on the island since 1922, Aktaion is the place to feel cozy and familial. The menu makes use of the best local ingredients to serve up all the classic Greek hits (the moussaka, vegetable fritters, and homemade pasta are all outstanding). Make a reservation and ask for a table outside so you can watch the sun set over the Caldera.