Allergy-Friendly Santorini Guide

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Mama mia! Our Santorini guide will have you dreaming of whitewashed buildings, beautiful sunsets and safe sunset sailing on the navy waters of the Aegean sea. See the top rated allergy-friendly restaurants and places to stay.

 

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EAT


1. Thalami

“We dined here for dinner one night while staying in Oia. After going through a few waiters, we finally got a waiter that spoke pretty good English and took our order. He checked with the chef to make sure what I ordered was safe. I ended up ordering the steak with no butter, which was very good, since the original dish I wanted wasn’t safe (steak sandwich). He didn’t feel comfortable with me having the pita as it’s not made in house. They also fry in sunflower oil and have no nuts go in the fryer, which is great.”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


2. Pitogyros Traditional Grill House

“The most delicious little kebab spot in Oia. Came back twice to get kebab skewers and halloumi. Always a long line—it’s a town favorite!”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


3. ELLIS

“The owner and chef take all the orders and cook the food, so you know you’re in good hands.”

@jbass12, who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies


4. Krinaki Traditional Taverna

“No one here can speak English so it’s shocking that the menu lists allergens, but it does. The food is AMAZING too. Make sure to have the Fava dip—I could drink it, it’s so good!”

@kejone, who manages celiac


5. Rare Greek Restaurant Santorini

“We ate here during our first night in Imerovigli. The waiter checked with the chef that all dishes that I ordered were safe for my allergies. I ordered pita bread and a T-bone steak that came with french fries. The french fries are cooked in sunflower oil. No nuts go in the fryer, but not sure about dairy as I’m okay with cross-contamination.”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


6. Lefkes Santorini

“Many choices for a gluten-free vegetarian. The Greek salad is always a good staple in Greece. It was delicious here with an interesting twist, so it wasn’t boring after having had several elsewhere. The menu labeled allergens too. Overall, a very cute place! It’s fairly new as well so quite comfortable compared to the older tavernas and a great sunset view on the roof!”

@kejone, who manages celiac


7. Scorpios Beach Hotel

“We told them we were a nut-free family and they went through each menu item that had nuts. When they were unsure, they went to the kitchen to ask.”

@ktfcohen, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


8. Nocturna

“Stopped for cocktails to enjoy the stunning views from the terrace.”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


9. Terpsi N Oia

“Adorable little breakfast spot in Oia with the most impressive views from the upstairs seating area. Loved coming here for coffee and an omelet in the mornings.”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


10. Avocado

“We dined here for dinner during one of our nights in Imerovigli. The waiter checked that everything was safe for my allergies with the chef. I ordered the steak which was served with potatoes. The white bread that they served was nut/dairy-free, but the brown bread contained nuts.”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


11. Ammoudi Fish Tavern

“Unique waterfront restaurant down in the bay. We ordered fresh fish and a Greek salad. Make a reservation on the earlier side before sunset to get one of the better tables right on the water with views of the red clay cliffs.”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


12. Melitini

“Small, laid back, but cute restaurant in Oia. Allergens are marked on the menu and staff was knowledgeable. The rooftop is quaint but beautiful. Make a reservation before going.”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


13. Summer Time

“The staff was great! I ordered salmon and they cooked it on tinfoil with just lemon and oil. They were flexible and showed me where they cook and everything. They didn’t totally understand food allergies as a concept, but they were good at listening and clear with their procedures. Overall a great experience.”

@ebuellesbach, who manages celiac and an egg and chicken allergy


14. Flora

“Delicious breakfast on the walking street of Oia. It’s across the street from the water but still has nice, uninterrupted views of the ocean. Ordered a big omelet that was spot on.”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


15. Armeni Restaurant

“We LOVED this hidden gem that is only accessible by boat. It’s very casual and right on the water. It felt like a place that only the locals would know about. The servers were incredibly educated about nut allergies. When we mentioned that our daughter has nut allergies, they pointed out 3 items that contained nuts that she would need to avoid. All of them had nuts listed, so none were hidden. They mentioned that they give a complimentary dessert, but that it had nuts and they would bring her something safe for her without us even asking. When we asked what kind of oil the french fries were made in, they said olive oil and told us before we could even ask that they were also the only food made in the fryer and that nothing else went in the fryer. We had a lot of food including a pita bread, lots of dips: eggplant, tzatziki, fava bean, Greek salad, grilled halloumi cheese, grilled octopus, and french fries. Strongly recommend for the safety, food, service and the scene! Note: the complimentary dessert is a frozen Nutella and biscuit dish. My daughter is not allergic to hazelnuts but still passed on it as they brought her vanilla ice cream to be on the safe side! LOVED!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


16. Let’s Eat

“Was able to deconstruct a souvlaki to make it gluten-free for me! Really appreciated it.”

@kejone, who manages celiac


17. Santoro

“Fine dining in Imerovigli— we went here for our engagement dinner and had a spectacular night. The restaurant sits next to an infinity pool overlooking the stunning views of the ocean. There were plenty of gluten-free dishes and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable. A good option if you are looking for that high-end fine dining option, but it’s very very pricey.”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


18. Apollon Cafe

“We sat at this cafe while waiting for our hydrofoil. My daughter had a strawberry, peach, and mango smoothie and asked about nuts. They were enthusiastically emphatic there were no nuts!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


19. Argo Restaurant

“We dined here one night while visiting Santorini and we’re seated in the best seat in the restaurant: overlooking the caldera with a breathtaking sunset. We ordered pita bread to start and then ordered the mixed grill for 2 people, which came with chicken, pork, kebab, burgers, sausage, lamb, and potatoes. It was hands down one of the most delicious meals that we had in Santorini.”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


20. Dimitris Ammoudi Taverna

“This was a fun little area along the bay and a great spot to watch the sunset and the sky light up with colors. There are several restaurants in this area and we safely ate here and came on a recommendation, but if we went back to the area, we would likely try a different restaurant because the food was fine but not amazing. We did safely have several dips including eggplant, fava, spicy feta, grilled octopus, tomato fritters, and french fries!!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


STAY


1. Canaves Oia Epitome

“Wow. I almost don’t know where to start at how amazing this hotel is both for food allergies as well as the actual hotel, rooms, pool, etc. One of the best overall hotel experiences we have had. They are incredibly aware and educated on cross-contamination and dare I say, more conservative that we would even ask anyone to be— down to warning labels, preparation, and just honestly we dropped our jaws how attentive they were. Before we, arrived I had emailed them to ask if they could accommodate our allergies—knowing that breakfast was included—and they replied not only could they absolutely accommodate, but also asked if they could remove nuts from our mini bar. I’m certain that is the first hotel that ever considered the mini bar! We ate breakfast every day at the poolside restaurant. They bring a bread basket that has a range of breads including muffins, cookies, and more—some do contain nuts and they made a separate one for our daughter. Note: I’m mainly gluten-free and they also had a gluten-free basket that had gluten-free toast, a brownie, and cookies! Our daughter safely had drinks, including smoothies, juice, and ice coffee. She ate french toast, crepes, an egg dish with bacon, fries, and Greek yogurt. They have a cart that has lots of toppings and while one topping had nuts, each topping had its own utensil and she had yogurt and honey. We also had one day that she ate lunch at the pool and she had a caesar salad. One day, we ordered room service for lunch and had a Greek salad, Greek spreads with pita bread, fries, and falafel. Oone night we ordered a truffle and arugula pizza from the late night menu! The food was exceptional and the staff was so careful. 20 out of 10!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


2. Divine Cave Experience

“We stayed at Divine Cave Experience for three nights while in Santorini at the recommendation of a blogger who raved about the property. The reason we chose to split our stay in Santorini was to experience Imerovigli (best sunsets in Santorini) and to also experience Oia. This was by far one of the prettiest, most romantic hotels that I’ve visited and the service was exceptional as well. Breakfast comes complimentary each morning and guests complete a form the day prior with what they would like to order as well as their allergies. You can also order your breakfast to your room (to enjoy by your private jacuzzi), on your reserved private rooftop area, or a floating breakfast (in your private jacuzzi). All three days I ordered eggs with a side of bacon and a fruit plate with freshly squeezed orange juice. The breakfast was amazing and the fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice were incredibly fresh and delicious. We also ate at the hotel’s restaurant for lunch one evening. The chef came out personally to talk to me about my allergies and prepared a delicious pasta dish with grilled chicken. We also reserved 2.5 hours in their spa cave and got a couples massage during that time. They made sure all of the ingredients in the oil were safe for my allergies. My only caveat about the hotel was it’s location. If you’re renting a car or quad, it’s totally fine, but if you’re planning to walk to Imerovigli village, it’s a little bit off the beaten path. This however wasn’t an issue for us and we walked into Imerovigli every day for meals. We hope to come back one day to visit again!”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


3. Caldera Premium Villas

“This place is a gem. Cave-style hotel rooms with insane, jaw dropping views. Not as pricey as the surrounding hotels with the same views. Continental breakfast was safe and sufficient. We loved our stay.”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


4. Maryloujohn Villas Studios & Apartments

“Basic but cute apartment-style hotel in Oia. If you are traveling on a budget but want to be close to the action, this is a great option. It’s walkable to everything in town. The views from the property are beautiful and the rooms have kitchenettes if you need to cook a safe or more affordable meal, which is super convenient.”

@passthetreats, who manages a wheat allergy


5. Esperas Santorini

“Awesome hotel. Gorgeous rooms overlooking the caldera. We stayed in a villa where my brother and I had our own space and beds. We had our own small kitchen to keep safe snacks and many of the hotel employees spoke English which helped greatly! Breakfast was included each morning and they went out of their way to help us choose safe foods. It was a once in a lifetime experience that my family and I will never forget!”

@gabbylevinson, who manages peanut, tree nut, and peach allergies

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