The Cave of Nikolas Restaurant

Superb 4.6/5 2252 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, and quality meat options. The name of the restaurant came from the owner’s idea to build a cave and make it the most amazing dining experience! All of their products are carefully selected every day from their farm, and the 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 the local Santorinian wines and drinks. 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
Indoor seating

Mediterranean Greek Seafood Vegetarian/Vegan Traditional Fish


+30 2286082303 / +30 2286082304
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Location of The Cave of Nikolas Restaurant

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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 2252 reviews
Darol Q
Darol Q 06 Oct 2023

An amazing place to have a meal as the sun sets! My partner and I were searching for a place to have dinner and came across Cave of Nikolas so decided to give it a try and we weren't disappointed! We went all out for dinner (starters, wine, dessert etc) so our meals were about 30 euros pp but the food was amazing and very fairly priced as well! Would recommend! (The calamari was top tier. So so good)

Myles Lam
Myles Lam 24 Oct 2023

Honest family run eatery by the seaside Good sized portions. Fresh fish is the best I’ve had in Santorini after 12 days here. Recommended to us by a local chef as better value than Metaxi Mas

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!

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…

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