Restaurant in Akrotiri Santorini

A few words about this small local restaurant

Enjoy local food

If you’re planning a trip to Santorini, be sure to add Zafora Restaurant in Akrotiri to your itinerary. You’ll enjoy a truly memorable dining experience in one of the most beautiful villages on the island.

In addition to the delicious food, the restaurant is situated in the center square of Akrotiri village. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, making it a good spot for dinner or a casual meal with friends.

The staff at Zafora in Akrotiri are friendly and attentive, and are happy to recommend the perfect dish to suit your tastes. They also have a great wine list, featuring a selection of local wines to complement your meal.

Zafora Restaurant in Akrotiri village. Santorini
Restaurant Zafora in Akrotiri Santorini island

Open since 2003

The Story starts over before many years ago, when our Family opened this restaurant in Akrotiri village

How it all started in Santorini, Greece


Opened in 2003

A small and welcoming environment in the main square in the village of Akrotiri in Santorini we shared our Great Culinary experience and Love for good Food


the Story

Our Restaurant Story

The story of the small family restaurant begins in 2003, since then, we have been sharing small tasty secrets and traditional food with our customers, as well as the most delicious recipes of Santorini cuisine, with the freshest ingredients, the unique local wines, our good mood and our smile in a welcoming, calm and relaxed environment reminiscent of a Cycladic Island courtyard where we serve recipes made with passion and great culinary experience.

the Story

The Name

The Name of Our Restaurant

The name of our Restaurant comes from the flower of Zafora (Crocus) with its yellow and red stamens. This flower has been characterized as a superfood with magical properties both for food and for the good physiological condition of the human body.

This dried flower gives aroma, taste and an enchanting color to food.

Τhis plant is not cultivated on the island of Santorini, but it grows alone on a small mountain of Akrotiri village and every November it is collected by local residents.

The Name

Our Priority

Good Food & More..

What is important in every meeting in Zafora Restaurant in Akrotiri is to leave with a full stomach, a sweet memory and a sweet conversation.

Our Priority

What is Zafora?

The word Zafora and Saffron are derived from the Arabic word “zafaran”.
Saffron is the stigma of the saffron plant flower (known as the “saffron crocus”) and is an extra special natural product.

Some of the local residents of Akrotiri continue to collecting this flower to produse after drying method the Crocus (Zafora Herb), which they use it from the old days even today in many foods for its taste and its distinct aroma.

Collecting the flowers to make the Crocus (Zafora Herb) at Akrotiri hills in Santorini

Each flower includes three small red stigmas that are hand-picked and then dried to make the saffron spice, known for its distinct flavor in food and many good beneficial for human health!

Crocus (Zafora Herb) Akrotiri village in Santorini
Crocus (Zafora Herb) Akrotiri village in Santorini

This plant thrives in some areas of Akrotiri village and is not cultivated, we simply collect it in the winter months and use it in our restaurant recipes!

The presence of this plant in the area dates back thousands of years since we can see frescoes of Akrotiri crocus (Saffron) collectors in the Museums of Santorini dating from the 16th century BC.

Enjoy our small corner with Greek Handmade-organic local Products

Traditional Products from Santorini
Traditional Products from Santorini

At the same time, we have made a corner for you with Greek Handmade and organic products such as:

Saffron (Crocus), Santorini Fava, Homemade Spoon Sweets, Local Honey, Oil, Herbs and Spices.

You can taste all of these and offer them to your friends as a souvenir of your visit to our island (travel packages)!!

Santorini local Traditional Products in Akrotiri village
Santorini Local Traditional Products in Akrotiri village


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