A Local’s Guide to Santorini 

Curated by Captain Dimitrios Flokos

Uncover local picks from Captain Flokos to savor the gorgeous island of Santorini in a whole new way. From hidden shopping gems to Greek dining secrets, here are some of the best ways to enjoy this Aegean gem just like the Santorinians.

Atlantis Books E.E.

Nomikos Street, Oía

For a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in Santorini, explore this book lover’s dream. A charmingly old-fashioned independent bookstore, this literary haven carries everything from classic novels to travelogues and cookbooks in multiple languages. Once inside, look up to see a handwritten spiral on the domed ceiling – a thoughtful homage displaying the names of every employee who has ever worked there.

Parea Restaurant


Exquisite Greek food and exceptional service are the hallmarks of this quaint al fresco
restaurant overlooking the caldera. Though it’s in the center of bustling Fira, it’s a treasure you’ll wish you had time to dine at more than once. Don’t miss the tomatokeftedes, which are fried Santorini tomato balls, and moussaka, a layered dish of eggplant and ground beef with a creamy béchamel sauce.

Town of Imerovigli

Nestled in between Fira and Oia, the quaint town of Imerovigli garners less attention but is well worth a visit. For a quiet and relaxing afternoon, stroll down the cobblestone streets of this white-washed village known as the “balcony of the Aegean,” and take in the breathtaking views of the volcanoes and gorgeous sunsets before heading back to Oia for a traditional dinner or glass of local wine.

We hope to see you in Greece this summer!

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