Set against a backdrop of dark volcanic sands and the blue sea, the Seaside is a real pampering of the senses. The warm hospitality at Seaside starts on the Perivolos Beach, with its comfortable sun beds, umbrellas and towels, and a beachside service of refreshing fruit juices, delicate sandwiches, exotic cocktails, and tempting finger food. Guests can relax on the loungers with a book, while their drink or water is kept nice and chilled.
The restaurant and bar are done up tastefully in soft colors against a white background, and the built-in sofas, the wicker chairs, and tasteful music all lend a relaxed and classy ambiance to the place. The cuisine is mixed and the chef works up his creativity to bring you tastes from around the world, including the Mediterranean flavors which have been tweaked to cater to contemporary tastes. The chic ambiance of this venue is nicely complemented by the gourmet food, and whether it is a glass of marinated tuna layered with guacamole, or a gold-leaf garnished cuttlefish risotto made with cuttlefish and served in porcelain, the gourmet choices are fit for the glitterati.
This place opens at 10 am and starts with coffee, juice or sandwich, which may be the vegetarian or the cream cheese and scrambled eggs sandwich with baguettes, or the fresh tomato and squid sandwich. The fried pastry served with olive spread or a dip of feta and tuna is also a popular morning snack. As the sun dips in the far sky, the mood changes and everything takes on a softer tone. The candles and lanterns throw mysterious shadows on the pristine white tablecloth, while a cool wind plays hide and seek to make an appearance now and then to create a dreamy ambiance that makes for a memorable dining experience in Santorini.