Great taste, good price, and authentic!

Aor Pichayanee 03 November 2009 0 comment

With many destinations I had been to and got use to, I always had an impression that Thai and Chinese food is very easy to find everywhere on this planet! I am a fan of Asian and could not help having it every times though when I visit some Western countries. I came over to Santorini island with an intent to have Chinese food right after I arrived. I was dying for it after my 5-day trip in the UK. Unfortunately, Chinese influence does not come this far to this island, the Malaysian-run Chinese restaurant seemed to be the only one here in Fira, the capital of Santorini. Don’t even talk about Thai!

Gyros at Oia bus terminal

The next meal surprised us! Though it’s very plain Greek food, it kept me forgotten Asian for a while (my hubby was very happy since he did not have to hear me scream when I was dying for Thai or Chinese). Gyros*, Souvlaki**, and Greek Salad were the three main things we had everyday over our trip. Seafood at the island did not fancy us because it never competes with Thai / Chinese seafood. Seafood here also seemed to have only fish!

*Gyros: Kebab lookalike – Blend of beef and lamb topped with onions, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce.


**Souvlaki: is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer.


Back to our stunning hotel (Oia Mare Villa) in Oia, we planed to have a “romantic candlelight dinner” because the hotel room balcony with the view looked really nice. We walked down the hill tending to buy a big Gyros pack (gyros for romantic candlelight dinner. What a creative idea!!! -_-) with some wine from one of the food shops and a glossary at Oia bus terminal. The Gyros here tasted totally different from the first Gyros we had in Fira. Our impression on Gyros totally turned from OK to Great!

We ended up with unromantic stupid chatting. We were just too impressed with this great meal. The whole conversation that we had was just about nonsense. This would probably be considered romantic. Do you think so too?

We ignored other restaurants but this shop (@Oia bus terminal). If you go there, you will definitely find this shop. Don’t miss a chance to try it!


Father and son who operate the shop and made great Gyros

Aor Pichayanee

Aor Pichayanee

Digital Media Manager, T+L SEA

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