Dimitris Anastopoulos's restaurant deftly proves you can eat well, inexpensively, and have a caldera view. Start with steamed mussels with ouzo and masticha liqueur or pastry flutes with Edam, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and yogurt. For a main dish try chicken with artichokes and capers in lemon cream sauce, or Lithos pork tenderloin, with mushrooms and kefalotiri cheese in red-wine sauce. Desserts are a specialty, and cheesecake with wild blackberries tastes as good as it looks. The oil and wine are from Dimitris's farm in the Peloponnese, and the fish is local. From the high caldera street, walk down to the lower until you see the sign. This neighborhood jumps at night.
Caldera, Fira, Santorini, 84700, Greece
Oct 6, 2013
We follow FODOR's recommendations around the world and this is the first time we have been moved to commenting. The restaurant is in a cute location with a view of the caldera and one can watch the donkeys walking by. Both the manager and our waiter recommended the seafood platter for two which we ordered. It consisted of two cold shrivelled prawns, 3 small medallions of sword fish that were dry and overcooked to the point that they were inedible
and some tough calamari. The white snapper fish was edible but the worst we have eaten in greece. This seafood platter for two was offered with rice but came with about 3 table spoons of rice. I asked for some more and got another 3 table spoons and was charged an extra Euros 6 for this. They also charged us an automatic cover charge (presumable for bread) which we did not order. We are not price sensitive travellers but I am just mentioning these 'extras'. The complimentary watermelon at the end of the meal was good. This place is a total tourist trap and the food was the worst we have eaten in a long time. This is exactly the kind of place we try to avoid by referring to FODOR'S. In my opinion it should be removed from your list.