Ouzeri Restaurant in Fira, Santorini

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Updated: August 17th, 2020
By Santorini Dave

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entrance to the Ouzeri

Ouzeri is one of the best restaurants in Fira, Santorini.

Ouzeri is located in the heart of Fira, just off the main walkway and beside the Fabrica shopping center, delighting palates since 2003. Ouzeris are popular amongst Greek people and very much a part of their culture. It’s a type of Greek tavern that traditionally serves ouzo (a Greek anise flavored liquor) and mezes only, which are small dishes meant to be shared. There’s a relaxed and casual environment with views of the Aegean Sea. Plenty of outdoor seating, no indoor seating, but plexiglass windows can be closed to create an indoor space. The big bright sign makes it look questionable, but the food is great and moderately priced. Chef and owner, Georgios Stakias, has been classically trained at Cordon Bleu School in Paris and introduces French techniques into his cooking while maintaining the Greek traditions and flavors of classic dishes. The menu consists mainly of traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. Seafood, meat, pasta, and vegetarian options are available. Inform your server if you have any allergies and accommodations can be made. George, the Ouzeri’s friendly and hospitable server, will enthusiastically help you decide on something to eat if you don’t know what to have. He has been working at the Ouzeri since 2011 and knows the menu well. Some delicious dishes to try are: Dakos Salad with feta cheese, tomatoes, capers over a barley rusk and generously drizzled with olive oil; Sautéed Greek Endives with tomatoes, feta cheese and garlic served over pita bread and drizzled with olive oil; Baked White Eggplant (a Sanotrini special and found only in the summer) with tomatoes, kasseri cheese (a blend of sheep’s and goat’s milk) and topped with roasted walnuts; fresh Mussels Ouzeri with white wine and garlic sauce; Baked Feta Cheese rolled in crushed pistachios and topped with a homemade beet marmalade and homemade chocolate lava cake served with homemade vanilla ice cream and topped with a dusting of cinnamon. Reservations recommended for dinner, not usually for lunch.

Ouzeri Hours and Information

  • Season: Open end of March to beginning of November
  • Hours: Open daily 12pm to 11pm. Reservations recommended for dinner
  • Website: toouzerisantorini.com
  • Location: Thera 847 00
  • Telephone: + +30-22-86-021566
  • View: Excellent.
  • Parking: Limited free and paid parking available within 5-10 minutes walk.
  • Bus: About a 5 minute walk from the main bus terminal in Fira.

Ouzeri Restaurant

sign and entrance area

The large Ouzeri sign welcomes visitors.

views to the sea

No caldera views, but the scenery out to the east is still a great setting.

path to Fira walkway

Just steps off the main Fira walkway and shopping area.


Fresh Mussels Ouzeri with white wine and garlic sauce.

caper salad

Dakos salad (feta cheese, tomatoes, and capers over a barley rusk and drizzled with olive oil).

green salad on bread

Sautéed Greek endives with tomatoes, feta cheese and garlic served on a pita bread, drizzled with olive oil and a garnish of carrot puree.

white eggplant dish

White eggplant, specific to Santorini and found only in the summer, baked with tomatoes and kasseri cheese (a blend of sheep’s and goat’s milk) and topped with roasted walnuts.

beet salad

Baked feta rolled in crushed pistachios and topped with beet marmalade.

feta salad


outdoor dining area

Shady comfortable seating.

outdoor dining area

Lots of outdoor patio seating.

lots of patio space

entrance to interior dining area

Located in the heart of Fira.

lots of outdoor dining

Shaded outdoor dining perfect for hot days.

next to shopping center

Located right beside the Fabrica shopping complex.

covered outdoor dining area

outdoor dining area

An excellent choice for lunch or dinner in Fira.

sliding glass windows for hot or cold temperatures

Sliding glass windows for perfect indoor-outdoor dining depending on the weather.

interior table

Charming interior dining area.

next to shopping center

Lots of outdoor patio space.

chocolate lava cake

Homemade chocolate lava cake served with homemade vanilla ice cream and topped with cinnamon.

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