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“PERFECT spot to watch Sunset”

Kastro Oia Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 95 Restaurants in Oia
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
dallas
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“PERFECT spot to watch Sunset”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

So watching the sunset in Oia is a big deal and do not miss it, its beautiful! After looking for somewhere to watch it, we read about Kastro's and emailed about 3 weeks prior to our arrival for reservations. They wrote back very fast (which was a miracle as we had been experiencing places not responding back…) and we arrived to Kastro's our first night in Oia and the restaurant was perfect!

It is exactly what you would imagine a cliff side restaurant in Santorini being! They had the best table for us, both of us on the edge facing the sunset! Greek service is very slow (which we found out that night) but it was perfect because sunset set takes about 2-3 hours and we did not feel they were trying to rush us out to flip the table but letting us relax and enjoy the sunset and our dinner! Because the Cruise ship's send their passengers up to Oia for the sunset, it gets VERY crowded so having a reservation is a MUST and the men of Kastro's (which btw when we were there were all young, gorgeous and could be models… come on women why not go to Kastro's :) would constantly tell the cruse shippers to move, and they couldn't be in front of the restaurant which I appreciated so much because you can just sit at your table and take amazing pictures without moving and having unobstructed views. They would have to go every 5 mins and tell the people to move which was so impressive to me!

The food was good, very casual Taverna cuisine. We had been in Greece for about a week at this point and was kind of getting tired of drinking just wine and Kastro's has mixed drinks (which is hard to come by let me tell ya) and they make Mojitos which just hit the spot!!! When going to Oia, Kastro's is a must!!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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California
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great sunset view, but crowded, average food”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant has the perfect sunset view location but only if you get a table on the edge. The food is average, but the location and views make it completely worthwhile.

  • Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good restaurant, only too much disturbance”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

The restaurant provides good food and good service, only having too many people walking around the path in front of us while watching sunset. Even with going to the toilet, we had to clear 4 to 5 people who stood there watching sunset.

Visited June 2014
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Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great views..could do better on service”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

our hotel recommended this place for sunset views and they have helped to book a front row table 1 week in advance.

it is indeed the place with the best sunset view (you will see the crowds gathering at the castle overlooking). but it does get very busy with pple clogging up the stairs in front of the restaurant. so if u r lookin for a quiet dinner spot...it wont be the right choice.
we had: rocket lettuce salad which was so so.
grilled shrimp pasta was nicely done - flavourful pasta and juicy shrimps.
grilled pork chops were juicy..served with jacket potatoes. spent abt 55euros for the above.
again..pple come here for the views! it helps that the food was gd (but not excellent - if u want excellent food..check out metaxi mas or aktaion :)) I have seen other restaurants in oia with this kind of pricing without direct sunset view. so don't think this restaurant is a tourist rip off at all.
however service was jus so-so. I had a fly drop into my glass of water while dining and I have asked the waiter to change it. he commented "still alive huh..haha". well..to me..its not very funny. probably I can't appreciate the humour. he never returned with a new glass until I reminded him like 15min later.  

jus a tip if on a budget...pack yr own drink/sandwich and grab a seat at the stairwell below kastro maybe an hour before sunset time to enjoy the view.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent View and Meal”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a perfect spot to watch the sunset. You will need to book early. I booked before we left the US by email and they were very responsive. The restaurant was completely booked that night and people kept trying to get in. The food was excellent and the service was great. It's windy on the terrace so make sure you bring a sweater but otherwise it's a perfect spot!

Visited May 2014
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