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SPHINX Restaurant

#31 of 149 Restaurants in Fira
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International, Mediterranean
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Oia | Oia, Greece, Fira 84700, Greece
+30 22860 23823
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 65
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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
Lovely service and view, food a bit over priced

We stayed on Santorini for 4 nights and picked this restaurant because of good reviews - the weather was not great so they had to pull the shutters down but waiters were attentive and quickly gave me a blanket when they could see I was a bit cold! The food was nice but nothing special and, like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
safarigirl68
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Great views excellent food. Fabulous service. Just don't organise through " wedding planner" Liz Sakellardis. She will get commission for doing nothing.

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Thank Kylie S
George P, Owner at SPHINX Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kylie, Thank you a lot for your warm words, and we are happy you were satisfied with our services. We would like though to write to you a few words about Liz, since we find your comments on her, unfair. Liz is a wonderful person, sincere and incredibly professional, with a high reputation on the island. We cannot understand... More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Usa
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Best service we had on the island. Beautiful restaurant in a little alley just off the main drag in Oia, you may have to ask for directions. Excellent food.

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Thank 56LisaG
East Anglia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We stayed on Santorini for 4 nights and picked this restaurant because of good reviews - the weather was not great so they had to pull the shutters down but waiters were attentive and quickly gave me a blanket when they could see I was a bit cold! The food was nice but nothing special and, like most of Santorini,... More 

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Thank safarigirl68
Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

How can you beat savoring a scrumptious dinner while watching a spectacular sunset? Our dinner at Sphinx was our most memorable fine dining experience in Santorini. My hubby and I reserved a table at the restaurant after discovering duck on its web site menu, and the dish served with Frangelico and apricot sauce was fabulous! We also stole bites of... More 

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Thank Iamcurioustraveler
Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The restaurant serves very good food at average (local) prices. I had an excellent red snapper, good wine and a delicious dessert.

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Thank PeterFromHeidelberg
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Our dinner at Sphinx was truly memorable. The food and wine were superb, the wait staff were attentive and helpful, and the view was magical.

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Thank HellaRetired
Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The food wasn't spectacular but this place has the best wine collection in Santorini, or really anywhere in the world. Great wine menu of wines from at least five vineyards in Santorini, and many more around Greece. I was sampled half a dozen and got to learn so much about the varietals in Greece. There is no better place to... More 

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Thank BenDonna823
Ridgefield, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Santorini is built on a mountain and many of the restaurants are off the main walk at the top and down a few steps...this one is no exception. You go down steps and come to a flat area with tables under cover or down a bit farther in the open air. We sat under the cover, at the edge, for... More 

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Thank larkenRidgefield_CT
Troy, New York, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Definitely the food does not meet the expectations...basically the only thing going for this restaurant is the view and the staff.

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Thank Adilah A
Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Our first visit to Fira to see the sunset and we picked Sphinx as the menu looked good. Got a great seat next to the balcony with a great view. Celebrating our wedding anniversary so I picked the rib eye steak and requested medium rare. I also requested they do a smaller portion of pasta for our 22 month old... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?