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Melina's Tavern

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Akrotiri Beach, Santorini, Akrotiri 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 082764
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Bolton
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner changed the fish of the day to give my mother the sardines she wanted, they were delicious as was our fish, the best meal we had during our holiday. The situation is lovely right on the sea edge.

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Thank Gilly055
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to skip the archeological site visit during our Santorini day tour and go explore for the 1.5 hour stop. My Mom and cousin went over to Melinda's while I went to explore the beach area be away from the crowd and just enjoy the scenery. I later joined them to have sone yummy thick calamari...so different from the... More 

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Thank Kimberley S
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were on a tour and decided to explore the seaside area by ourselves, we were on the beach and saw this small seaside restaurant,we stopped to get out of the sun and decided to try some of their house wine and decided to eat, we ordered the fried calamari and it was simply the best we have all ever... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had some of the best food in Santorini at this place. It is situated right on the water and the seafood served is fresh and cooked to perfection. The service is very pleasant and they accept credit cards.

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Thank kermgal
Watford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A great place to stop, have a drink, snack or meal looking out to sea with the sound of the waves. It's close to the bus stop too. Friendly staff and reasonably priced food.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Martina brought us to this lovely seaside tavern for lunch of fresh fish, good wine and great atmosphere. We would definitely return here for this quaint relaxing environment

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Thank dNjs1973
Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Melina's tavern has become a regular place for me as i am visiting the island for a while. It never fails to satisfy me with the best food and wine. Fresh fish at all times (depending on tbe day), and very good prices and hospitality. You must visit!!

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Thank John W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Right on the seafront and within 100 metres of the archaeological site of Akrotiri, it's a lovely place to while away an hour or two to have lunch. There are other restaurants (which you have to walk through Melina's to get to), but we chose this one because it had a nice atmosphere. The special was fresh fish with some... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Melina's Tavern is a waterside restaurant close to the site of Santorini's ruined city of Akrotiri. The bronze-age city was buried under a deep layer of ash following a major volcanic eruption in 1627BC. The site is being excavated, a task that it is thought may take 100years to complete. It can be visited for a small entry charge. Melina's... More 

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Thank spidersdad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

While we couldn't find something on their main menu that we were in the mood for, hubs and I ordered the fried cheese and the grilled calamari at Melinas. We were slow to get service after we were seated, but after our waiter figured out we were there, the service was fine. The fried cheese is just out of this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akrotiri Beach, Santorini, Akrotiri 847 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Akrotiri
  • Phone Number: +30 2286 082764
Description
Melina's Tavern invite you to taste the best food Santorini has to offer. Enjoy the traditional dishes, the wine and the sea is right at your feet whilst you eat.

The atmosphere of Akrotiri, once part of the Minoan civilization centuries ago gives a mystical feeling of the ancient part of the island.

We welcome you to experience this magical place.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?