Since the Greek mythology offers plenty of those, wouldn't it be fun if we paired the famous Dodekatheon with the top twelve gourmet restaurants in Santorini and some of their most exclusive, mouthwateringly delicious menu items?
Perfect for a date with: Zeus
Non other than the Father of the Gods himself, Zeus certainly deserves the best of the
best for a night out. Blasterous and insatiable, ruler of the weather, protector of fertility and
hospitality, he would surely satisfy his many cravings with a five-course dinner at
Creating culinary art for more than 26 years, the executive chef Nikos Pouliasis is
renowned for his ability to transform ordinary ingredients into extraordinarily original
dishes, as well as for his powers of re-invention, which landed him and Koukoumavlos an
astounding record of 13 consecutive wins (2002-2015) at the Toque d' Or (Golden Hat).
Perfect for a date with: Athena
Goddess of wisdom and culture, Athena would arguably appreciate a fresh modern take
on traditional dishes, like those served at Nichteri.
Born and raised in Santorini, chef Vassilis Zacharakis has made it his goal to give
Santorini visitors an authentic taste of the local gastronomy and make great be a food part
of the island's cultural identity.
Perfect for a date with: Ares
God of war, Ares could be seen fighting over a table at this 20-year-old traditional fine fish
Psaraki's menu is simple and honest, with it's insistence on the return to the basics of
Greek cuisine matching its excellence in skill and quality to satisfy even the most intense
Perfect for a date with: Hestia
Protector of family happiness and hearth, Hestia would feel like home at this 19th-century-
With a couple of Toque d' Or awards of its own, 1800 gives out a sense of warmth and
authenticity. It's inventive cuisine and artful dish presentation have been coveted by fine
diners from all over the world for the last 30 years.
Perfect for a date with: Hera
A true matriarch, although constantly vexed by Zeus' many indiscretions, protector of
marriage and fidelity, Hera definately deserves a taste of Selene's distinctive menu.
Included in many “Best Restaurants in Europe” lists and also decorated with Toque d'
Or, Selene has been a Santorini culinary trademark for the past 30 years. In 2010, its
owners decided to move the restaurant from Fira to Pyrgos village, to keep it close to the
vineyards which produce the wines that so delicately compliment its menu.
Perfect for a date with: Artemis
The Godess of nature and all animal life would appreciate Apiron cuisine's dedication to
the exquisite presentation of the best ingredients Santorini has to offer.
Steadfastily faithful to Greece's old traditions and simple flavor-packed local produce,
Apiron remains the ideal choice for an elegand and fancy dinner overlooking the Caldera.
Perfect for a date with: Apollo
God of light, divination, dance and music, Apollo would definitely have a demanding
palate, eager to taste santorinian creative cuisine.
Based on Greek dishes and embelished with the most beloved and rare ingredients of the
Mediterranean cuisine, Idol's dishes are extremely tasteful, both on the tongue and the
Perfect for a date with: Hephaestus
Location: Fira (on the main road to Firostefani)
God of fire and volcanos, Hephaestus surely deserves a little pampering on an island
created by a volcanic eruption and home to a new fine meat restaurant.
The Bone chefs are spoilt for choice every morning at the local market. They care not only
about the quality and originality of their menu, but also about the exquisite service
provided to their guests.
Perfect for a date with: Hermes
News-bearer, messenger to the Gods and protector of commerce, travellers and thieves,
Hermes is the perfect date choice to indulge in this fine restaurant's inventive, modern and
Sea Side by Notos invites us to a journey across the world, combining ethnic elements
with traditional receipes and techniques to create funky culinary remixes.
Have a taste of the beautiful presentation below:
Perfect for a date with: Poseidon
The God of sea, rivers, fountains and all water elements, Poseidon has surely earned a
sea-front table at Paraskeva's famous fish restaurant.
With over 30 years of experience and honorary mentions in some of the world's best
culinary magazines, Sunset Ammoudi is renowned for the special care, freshness and
raw taste of its menu.
Perfect for a date with: Aphrodite
Where would you take the Godess of beauty and love out to dinner, if not to one of the “12
Most Romantic Restaurants in the World”?
Ambrosia boasts a spot in this coveted list, as well as a delicate neo-classic Greek
cuisine, enriched with international flavors, fresh local produce and one of the best views
in the world.
Perfect for a date with: Demetra
As a Goddess of the earth, food, plants and agriculture, Demetra should be first in line to
taste the delicate dishes served here.
With fresh local produce arriving and the restaurant daily, Mylos' menu offers a fusion,
contemporary international cuisine and disturbed Greek flavors.