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kastro

no st address, Oia, Greece
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Ranked #28 of 70 restaurants in Oia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We have had dinner at this restaurant with probably the best view of sunset in Oia once in 2007, again last night and enjoyed it so much we're going back tonight. The view is exceptional, the food is excellent (I enjoyed it the food much more than Kypradia...the top rated restaurant), the service was terrific and the prices much more reasonable than would be expected for the location. We had no trouble booking a great table with the view we wanted and everything about the experience was as good as I could hope to have in this incredible place. I am amazed Kastro isn't even listed although it is referred to (and positively) in the Oia forum. Definitely list it.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We have had dinner at this restaurant with probably the best view of sunset in Oia once in 2007, again last night and enjoyed it so much we're going back tonight. The view is exceptional, the food is excellent (I enjoyed it the food much more than Kypradia...the top rated restaurant), the service was terrific and the prices much more reasonable than would be expected for the location. We had no trouble booking a great table with the view we wanted and everything about the experience was as good as I could hope to have in this incredible place. I am amazed Kastro isn't even listed although it is referred to (and positively) in the Oia forum. Definitely list it.
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Ellsworth, Maine
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to Oia many times and tried all kinds of restaurants. On this particular day we spent a good fours hour walking through this magnificent part of Santorini. I was looking for a restaurant that had a particular dessert called a Chicago Special. I have had this ice cream dessert since I was 15. I was happy to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The food was amazing, really couldn't fault it. I would go for the stuffed egg plant or grilled veg for starters (or both and share!) The main course was just as good, all the meat and fish was super fresh and the portions were large. Wine is even fairly priced. We spent €170 on two bottles of wine, 2 bottles... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found this place through TripAdvisor and booked it well in advance. It is a small, very hard to find restaurant. We were seated by the edge, just as I asked. The service is a bit slow, and the waiter forget what we ordered exactly(at first he forgot we ordered a juice, and then that we ordered desert). The food... More

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Milford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My girlfriend and I arrived from our cruise ship on May 29 by cable car and had read some reviews for the Kastr Restaurant as our lunch stop. I don't know which to tell you about first the view or the lunch....... We secured a table right over the sea below the view was fantastic. We had some local Greek... More

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Everyone rightly raves about the location of this restaurant for watching the sunset. The simple food is good and hearty and the homemade pastas (particularly the pappardelle) are particularly good. Service was friendly. Would definitely recommend this for watching the sunset but even if you have booked, make sure you arrive early so as to get a good table.

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Houston
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

First off is location, location, location. We actually arrived post-sunset to Oia and around 2130 for dinner. We had no reservations and still were accomodated promptly with superb views. What a welcome to the island. Appetizers were fantastic, of course the greek salad was great, two of us got fish specials which looked amazing and two of us got lamb,... More

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Coppell, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was only steps from our Oia Castle suite and we loved it so much we ate here for dinner the first night and lunch and dinner the next day! The view is gorgeous during the day and the nights provide a romantic candlelight dinner atmosphere. We ate the lamb with some Greek red wine two nights because it was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great location in Oia for the sunset. Food is nice. This place gets booked out so make sure you plan ahead.

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NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Kastro was recommended to us by our hotel as we were looking for a nice restaurant with a great view to celebrate our two year anniversary. The restaurant is situated on the side of the hill with great panoramic views. We were lucky to get a table 2 days before we visited. The view from the restaurant is incredible. Watching... More

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Farmingdale, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When in Santorini you have to go to Oia for the sunset and based on reviews I knew I didnt want to deal with the crowds so why not just combine dinner with the best view and Kastro has the best view of the sunset (especially table #2 which I highly recommend booking in advance which you can by just... More

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