Petros in Santorini
The restaurant has a covered dining area on the first floor done up tastefully in sky blue and white. Even the crockery has the same color scheme. The wall decorations are quite charming and the ambience is altogether relaxing.
A dining area on the terrace offers great views to the caldera and guests can have a relaxing dinner, while they marvel at the lovely view and the glorious sunset which Oia is famous for. The cuisine is traditional Greek and unlike many restaurants where Greek cuisine has become rather stale and modified beyond recognition, Petros is reputed to be one of the few places, which can still dish out a few classic Greek dishes that successfully convey the flavor and tastes of yesteryears.
There is a wide choice of classic Greek appetizers such as saganaki (grilled cheese); taramosalata, a Greek-Turkish meze made from salted cured roe of cod or carp; fava bean; and dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) served with tzatziki. Highlights among the salads are the Greek and Santorini salads prepared from crisp lettuce or cabbage alongside grilled zucchini and aubergine salad are also popular. The restaurant serves pasta dishes, like the seafood spaghetti, spaghetti octopus, or the garlic/ tomato pasta which are on the list of popular items on the menu. The main course also includes Gemista, a traditional baked dish of tomatoes or aubergines or peppers stuffed with long-grained rice and olives, and the baked bream. Among grilled fare, the chicken or pork souvlaki and chicken fillet are commonly served at Petros.
A variety of seafood, including small fish as well as shell fishes, prepared in a variety of ways is also offered. Guests can actually choose their favorite seafood from the fresh catch displayed outside the restaurant. The restaurant serves good local wines as well as beer to complement the tasty tavern fare. Petros is listed among the upscale restaurants and the place seems to be a favorite choice of locals, who are looking for some authentic Greek cooking.