So you travel half way around the globe to the island of Santorini for an utterly romantic vacation and you spend most of your time on your idyllic terrace taking in the mesmerizing view, lounging under the sun and sipping on cocktails. You might venture out on a boat ride around the volcano and also go for a pleasant walk along the village’s narrow streets. And then the time has come to pack your suitcases for the journey home.
But wait a minute – what about Ammoudi? You actually forgot to visit this quaint little fishing port? Nobody told you about the heartwarming experience of having a meal at one of the seafood tavernas? Press Rewind and fit a visit to Ammoudi into your busy schedule. It is just below the village of Oia at the northern tip of the island.
So once you are down there (take a taxi, climb down 217 steps or drive your rental car/quad) walk to the very end and get a table at Taverna Dimitris (you can’t miss it as the walls are painted bright yellow). Dimitris, whose figure could well be from one of Homer’s heroes in his epic tales, stands 2 meters tall and is usually manning the grill by juggling octopus tentacles, shrimp, and whole fish with his tongs in hand. His wife Joy, a remarkable Canadian who fell in love with what Greece had to offer 25 years ago, is in charge of the kitchen and the service.
This combination could not provide us with better results: mouth-watering Greek salads, tomato fritters, steamed mussels, grilled octopus, deep-fried miniature fish, fried calamari, freshly caught grilled fish, lobster, and prompt and pleasant service.
They say it is all about location, but how come the other tavernas are not as good???