Located next to the main church of Fira with a magnificent view of the caldera, Restaurant Ampelos has a closed dining hall as well as an open terrace surrounded by a profusion of bougainvillea, geraniums and hibiscus.
The guests can choose their dishes from a varied menu that combines both Mediterranean and Californian cuisines. The meat and fish dishes are prepared with locally produced meat cooked in extra virgin olive oil and locally produced cheese featured highly in the restaurant menu.
Ampelos Restaurant on Santorini also offers an assortment of desserts to round off the meal plus stocked wine cellar and bar. The restaurant has a long tradition in hosting weddings or private parties.
The one thing I enjoyed at the Ampelos restaurant was the view! Situated high on top of Fira, here you have the best view of the entire little town. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated with comfortable seating and elegant cutlery. The food is good, very typical Greek but with interesting twists to the recipe. The menu offered varieties of fish, although in the cuttle fish and kalamari could have used some more spice. The swordfish was delicious and all are served with rice only. I am not a Greek food expert, but I think the moussaka was just like it should be.