For the hottest restaurant on Santorini, look no further than Vezene at the famous Cavo Tagoo hotel. Set on a secluded clifftop with views of Oia and the Caldera, it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset in style. For an island packed with tourists (and normally, cruise ship day-trippers), this sunset lounge and restaurant is as exclusive as you can get.
We suggest arriving before sunset and start with one of Vezene’s signature cocktails. Yes, the “Sky Blue” is actually blue, and yes, it is good. The bar gets a bit crowded, so we suggest booking a table for the evening so you have dedicated service.
After the sun goes down, order a bottle of wine from the extensive list of natural and local wines and put order dinner. Be sure to ask what the fresh fish of the day is, as it is sure to be exceptional. We started with a sea bream sashimi carefully cut and reassembled, as well as an amberjack tartare.
If you are in the mood for something hot, the restaurant is centered around a giant olive wood grill, so you can order a variety of grilled whole fish and crustaceans, as well as a selection of premium steaks such as wagyu bavette.
Vezene Santorini, Imerovigli 847 00, Santorini, Greece
Note: Vezene Santorini provided support for the reporting of this story.