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SPHINX Restaurant

#57 of 152 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
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Mitropoleos, Fira 84700, Greece
+30 22860 23823
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food; great view

We were in Santorini on the evening of the annual volcano fireworks show. Our hotel recommended we dine at Sphinx so we could watch the show. We are glad we did. The food was good (although I wouldn't say fantastic). The view was perfect. Not a bad seat in the house for the fireworks show.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Kim T
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Oakland, California
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were told that this restaurant had recently opened and that it was greek food with an Italian flair. Wow! What a wonderful dinner! My wife had fusilli with smoked salmon and caviar and I had miniature meatballs and the roast beef with spicy mustard! The food was delicious, the service was gracious and the decor was outstanding! A wonderful... More 

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Greer, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Sphinx Restaurant, located on the cliffs in the town of Fira, Santorini Island, is a terrific accompaniment to a visit to the marvelous island. The view is fantastic, but if it were in a barn it would have been great, the food was that good. Not a good place to go if you're on welfare (quite expensive) but you won't... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had very high expectations on this restaurant but we were disappointed to say the least. They would not do the tiniest alterations to food to accommodate for allergies. All I could have was a bland lettuce and avocado salad and a tiny appetiser size octopus. My boyfriend's meal (a salmon packed with bones!) was no better.. Very bland. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

One star for the the unforgettable review (reservation highly recommendable), another for the service and another for the wine and dessert. The moussaka was good, the grilled squid inedible. The prices were too steep.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

A fabulous meal but very expensive - you're paying for the stunning view as of course the restaurant is. But the restaurant was very quiet , certainly quieter than its neighbours so it may be worth them lowering their prices a little to encourage more customers in. I had the sword fish with mussels, which was stunning. Hubby had the... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were in Santorini on the evening of the annual volcano fireworks show. Our hotel recommended we dine at Sphinx so we could watch the show. We are glad we did. The food was good (although I wouldn't say fantastic). The view was perfect. Not a bad seat in the house for the fireworks show.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We got a nice table without booking on the sunset with an incredible view, best view in fira..pictures are wonderful..food is average and not so tasty..extremely expensive..service was slow

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant has beautiful views of the Caldera, but so do most of the restaurants along the Caldera. Food was not the best on the Island, it was pretty much the worst food we ate on the Island and was just edible. Waiter needed to learn how to smile also. Not a restaurant that I would recommend to anyone.

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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We went to Spinx and got a great table without booking. Not right by the edge but still had amazing views of the sunset. Food was great and fresh. Leave room for a chocolate soufflé.. It is superb!!

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Staten Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After 10 days of wonderful meals we went to SPHINX for our farewell lunch. What a disappointment! Although it was empty we were limited to a few tables "in case someone else came in". (No one did.) The food was okay but nothing special and one entree arrived after everyone else was finished because the waitress forgot to put the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mitropoleos, Fira 84700, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Fira
  • Phone Number: +30 22860 23823

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view

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