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Best places for candlelight dinners in Santorini 

Traveling with your special someone makes it a truly special and unique experience. Therefore, a special and exclusive place should be your destination for an absolutely amorous break! If you seek a retreat out of the ordinary, then Santorini would absolutely suit you.
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Once you set foot on this island of rare beauty you'll probably be stunned by its captivating landscape. A volcanic eruption occurred about 3,600 years ago is greatly responsible for Santorini's rugged beauty and lunar landscaped setting. It's because of the unusual images exciting people's senses that Santorini is popular with lovebirds around the word, who wish to enjoy a totally romantic getaway filled with amorous moments in carefully crafted luxury.

However, apart from the obvious indulgence you are about to experience, there are also little secrets that will certainly pick your love trip up.

Thanks to its volcanic soil, Santorini is a place with a very special local produce. Renown around the world for its delicious fava dip and its sweet white eggplant, the island's cuisine is ready to delight even the most discerning epicurean. Nevertheless, if you honestly wish to leave your partner astounded, gastronomy alone is not enough. Opt for a candlelight dinner right on the cliffs of the Caldera (seriously!).

Start your romantic dinner tour from a place famous around the world for its dreaming sunset. The charming village of Oia boasts houses built according to the typical Cycladic architecture. Every evening dozens of people, mostly couples, flock to the edge of the Caldera and take their seat on the reddish rocks to admire the world's most stunning sunset painting the sky with the warmest shades of red and orange and purple.

Thanks to its magical aura, Oia is beyond doubt an utterly romantic retreat. Wander around its cobbled streets and admire the local architecture or see in close the elaborated bell towers and the blue domed churches. Last but not least, discover secluded corners, where you can offer your significant other the perfect candlelight dinner.

For striking views over the vast Aegean Sea, light Mediterranean cuisine, including fine island salads, fresh seafood, as well as an abundance of grilled specialties, head to ArtMaisons offering suites perched on the cliffs, as well as an unobstructed view restaurant with mood lightning and exceptional service. It's ideal for couples seeking a quiet dinner with light fare.

More good news for darlings! Stay in Oia and visit the best private restaurant on the island, run by Andronis Boutique Hotel. Here, guests can enjoy the ideal candlelight dinner in a purely Cycladic ambiance overlooking the sea and the volcano right in the middle. If you are planning to propose, then you're definitely a winner! If this is the case then count on an expert agency's help. Marry Me in Greece has a long experience in organizing dreamy weddings in Santorini, so just contact them to make your girl the happiest one!
Another gem of Oia is the iconic property of Oia Mansion featuring one of the most exceptional settings for romantic dinners. Apart from its old world charm, this former captain's family house also boasts a terrace overflowed with warm colors at sunset, which it is a supreme location for atmospheric and intimate dinners, as its private chefs can cook for your love only!

Love the sea? If, so then let's move to the exact opposite end of the island. Here, you'll find the settlement of Akrotiri, along with the luxurious Astarte Suites, right on the Caldera Except of tastefully decorated suites and lush ambiance, the property is also home to Kalimera Restaurant. Mouthwatering dishes made with the freshest local produce, fine wine and awe-inspiring views totally make for your special night!

More magic? Well, your love is your magic, so what we could do to give you that extra bit of romance is to guide you through the traditional village of Megalochori, where the complex of Santorini Villas and Mansions is ready to host your most private dinner. All villas are related to wineries, as Megalochori has a rich history in wine production, and feature curved lines following the local architecture offering an authentic Cycladic experience. And for those with a talent in cooking, the private kitchenettes are fully equipped, so you can prepare your own special dinner for your beloved one. And where to serve it better than by your private swimming pool? Just picture this, the two of you all alone, by the pool, listening to your own choice of music....what a night!

If you were long looking for the right time to do the right thing for your sweetheart, then a candlelight dinner in atmospheric Santorini would be a choice that will do credit to both of you! For a wider range of options you only got a single solution. A trip to the Queen of the Aegean Sea!

Zoe lives in Athens and specialises in finding the best and brightest things to do in this lively city and throughout Greece. After completing a BA in Applied Informatics and Multimedia in beautiful Crete, she jumped full time into blogging and is now editor for  

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Best places for candlelight dinners in Santorini 


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