One of the highlights of dining in Santorini is dining in Oia. The place to be for watching the spectacular sunsets, dining in Oia doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are many expensive places to eat out in Oia. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy a delicious meal and watch the sun go down in the prettiest village in Santorini. Venture away from the main strip and try Roka, a cozy, unpretentious restaurant tucked away from the hoards of tourists.
Where can I find Roka in Oia?
Roka is only a minute’s walk from the main walk way along the caldera. As a result you can enjoy the stunning views on the balcony or on the small patio at the back of the restaurant. It’s a charming old Kafeneio (coffee shop), loved by locals and tourists for its authenic Greek food, good local wine and its warm and friendly staff.
So what about the food? Some of the specialities include the meze (ordering a selection of starters is always a good idea). Try the fava, tzatiki, and calamari. The Roka and Santorini salads are also firm favourites with visitors (the Roka salad features roasted manouri cheese). You can choose from a range of main courses including pasta and meat/fish – the lamb shank and slow cooked beef are popular. Finally, finish your meal with a traditional Greek pastry. You can try a wide range of Santorini wines here (including the Argyros Estate wines).
Finally, if you come to Oia to watch the sunset, this is a great place to enjoy the stunning views and eat like locals. To visit the Roka website to find out more click here
Trip Advisor Reviews – Dining in Oia at Roka
“Really delicious high quality food!! An amazing culinary experience awaits you at Roka! It’s a little hard to find, but its totally worth it! Make sure you have a glass of wine from their amazing selection!!!” – aussiedavedavo
“Recommended by our host as THE place to have dinner in Oia. The restaurant is tucked away in a little magical corner, so follow the candlelit lanterns to a wonderful outdoor garden area and charming indoor seating. We ate outside due to the wind but were comfortable and cozy. The service was helpful and friendly. Also the pasta was amazing. Finally, would definitely recommend.” – birchbarktraveller