The Cave of Nikolas Restaurant

Superb 4.6/5 2167 reviews

The Cave of Nikolas has been serving in Santorini, at Akrotiri Beach by the sea, since 1967. It is a family-primarily seafood restaurant with much passion and desire for quality homemade food. Providing customers with amazing Greek taste, traditional delicate fresh fish flavors, but also the best quality meat options for those who want something different! The name of the restaurant came from the owner’s idea to build a cave and make it the most amazing dining experience! We could not omit, that all our products are carefully selected every day from our farm, and all our fish is freshly caught daily.

The inviting atmosphere and the attentive, friendly staff will also contribute to ensuring you an enjoyable taste adventure! You will have some special moments with your family or your friends, while you are drinking one of our extraordinarily vast varieties of local Santorinian wines and drinks. Last but not least, The Cave of Nikolas is the best place to admire the picturesque sunset. Take time to watch the setting sun, to see the colors change that will become one with the sea! It is definitely a place to see and be seen!

Sea View
Outdoor seating

Mediterranean Greek Seafood Vegetarian/Vegan Traditional Fish


+30 2286082303 / +30 2286082304
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The Cave of Nikolas Restaurant is located in Akrotiri village
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Operation Hours

Daily 11:30 am - 11:30 pm


Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan , Traditional, Fish

Dining Style

Casual Dining

Dress code


Reviews on Google
Superb based on 2167 reviews
Lindsey Hiner
Lindsey Hiner 27 Sep 2023

We haven't finished our vacation yet, but I can confidently say that this is the best meal of the trip! The owner and waitress were amazing - super nice, incredibly helpful and fun! We got to pick out our own fresh fish and they explained the cooking processes, sides, etc. Everything was spectacular and the views complimented it beautifully. At the end, they brought out a free dessert. Definitely add this spot to your itinerary!

Carol Monteiro
Carol Monteiro 09 Jul 2023

This is by far the best Greek food we have eaten. The hostess was amazing. She made some excellent recommendations and everything was on point. My entire family enjoyed the meal so much that we will be going back there again tonight. We accidentally found this gem that is tucked away. Would highly recommend trying this place. Prices are very reasonable as well.

Chen Jerry
Chen Jerry 08 Jul 2023

If this is the top 10 restaurants nearby, I can only imagine how bad the others are. We arrived around 10 pm, and ordered Greek salad, stuffed calamari and fried cod. The skin of tomatoes in the salad were so sick. They didn’t taste good. The calamari was over grilled. The tentacles were burnt and tasted bitter. The body was over cooked too. It tasted like rubber… The cod was said to be fresh but it was super salty. The waiter did exchange it with fried anchovies which were not salty but still mediocre. Very disappointed at our first meal on the island. A second thought on cod. We were told it was fresh. How silly we were to believe we could have fresh cod at this low price on the island…

Barbara W
Barbara W 13 Aug 2023

The best seafood we have had in Santorini by far! The service and atmosphere as well was exceptional! We had such a laugh watching the team dance and play music to match the vibes of the incoming party boat. The locals eat here as well from what we saw on the day which is only a good sign. The food was absolutely delicious! We will be back for more!! Highly recommend!! Value for money as well which is very important!! Thank you and see you soon!

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