When I told a co worker I was headed to Greece for our honeymoon, he immediately demanded I visit Dimitri's while in Santorini. Sure, I thought, I love recommendations. It got even better when we checked into our hotel (see my review of Astra Suites) and the owner recommended the very same restaurant. My husband and I love to try "locals favorites" when we travel so we knew this was definitely on the list. We are so glad we went!
For starters, Ammoudi Bay, where the restaurant (and several others) are located, is a bit of ways a way. Not terribly far you just need to plan...to drive that is. The hill you have to walk is pretty steep and I don't know about you...but walking 20 mins uphill after being stuffed with seafood is not my idea of fun. ATVs? Now that's what we did, and it was perfect. You have 2 options when you come to Ammoudi Bay. You can swim/cliff dive or you can eat. There are about 5 or 6 restaurants in a row, and Dimitri's is last. (save the best for last!). We chose to swim first, work up an appetite and then check out Dimitiri's. When we got there it was pretty crowded but not too much so that we couldn't get a great seat right along the water. So close to the water, in fact, we literally could look right into the water and see fish. Plenty of them!
The waitress was pleasant and when we inquired about the fish, she invited us back to the kitchen to look at them and pick the one we wanted. Talk about fresh...you could never do that in New York! When the food came out I don't think my husband and I spoke much because we could not stop eating! It was that good. The bill came and we felt we truly got what we paid for. What made it that much better was knowing we didn't have to walk up that hill and could ATV ride off to our next destination.
Definitely put on your to do list. Hope you have fun!
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