The invitation from some special friends for an afternoon brunch at Character Santorini, proved to be a great experience for me last week and none of special things could be better if you don’t share them with your beloved ones…! The hospitable and stylish owner Mrs Vassiliki Nomikos was there to welcome me and share the best of her ambrosial specialties in a Unique and Classy environment, leaving no space for any kind of anxiety of everyday life routine. I would like to thank her and finally share with all of you the amazing experience.
Perched above Santorini’s famous caldera, offering a breathtaking view of its surroundings and the world famous sunset, Character invites you to take a magical journey in authentic, pure Italian cuisine.
The ultra stylish Italian restaurant and lounge bar opened its doors in 2012 at the most beautiful spot of Thira town. The multi-level venue which was renovated by award winning decorator D. Economou , releases a sensational, casual but yet classy space with inviting atmosphere surrounded by the outstanding Caldera view.
The story of the building begins years ago, when about 1500 the manor was inhabited by the Dekigalla family. Much later, in 1934, opened the first tourist hotel with a restaurant, pioneering for its time under the name of “Vulcan Hotel”. It stopped working in 1956 after the disastrous earthquake.
Today the hospitable owner, Mrs Vassiliki Nomikos rents the property from the descendants of Dekigalla family.
Mrs Vassiliki Nomikos
Character is located in the center of Fira town, in the rim of the caldera, one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. It is next to Santozeum Museum and 50m from the cable car and the Archaeological Museum. The building is situated right across the volcano island of Santorini (Palaia Kameni) and over the old port.
All three different levels offer uninterrupted, sweeping panoramic views of deep blue sea, the volcanic islets and the astonishing Santorinian sunset that makes it an ideal place for any occasion.
Fresh fish and an exceptional selection of award-winning wines and signature cocktails come to complement this magical experience.
Breathtaking view , amazing shades of Blue and Unique surroundings is the magic scenery of Character – Santorini.
Reserve your perfect table and immerse yourself into a culinary journey of rich, original Italian flavors from Tuscany, Bari and San Remo, served in the most idyllic environment in the world.
Chef Branislav Mladenovic prepares for you some of the finest fresh pasta, pizza and Italian dishes on Santorini. The owner firmly believes in authentic italian cuisine and that “quality” means healthy eating. Mr Branislav uses only the freshest and finest ingredients with love and respect to the Italian nature in order to provide a gastronomical experience with a variety of excellent flavors.
Some of the dishes I really fell in love…
My selection of amazing cocktails combined with the astonishing view of Caldera and Fira.
During summer season music live performances & cocktail parties take place. The most beautiful time of the day is of course the sunset time. I enjoyed the beauty of the sunset to the full in a unique combination of sensational sounds that travelled me into the horizons.
I highly recommend this gorgeous Restaurant and Lounge bar for drink or dine… Trust me…!
I ‘m sure in one of the three different levels of terraces resting on a volcanic plateau, you will find an oasis of colors and senses with discreet luxury and majestic sceneries.
The cliff side restaurant tempts its guests with gastronomic Italian delights. New flavours are to be explored and accompanied with an exquisite wine list, the most welcoming service and a view second to none. Character is actively involved in the “ 2013 YEAR OF GASTRONOMY IN SANTORINI” municipality initiative, which inspired more astonishing local recipes. A combination that promises a truly memorable time.
Wedding Receptions & Events are also held in Character . The elegant atmosphere, the incredible view, the delicious cuisine and the superb service makes Character the ideal place to host your event.
Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner or planning your wedding reception, the excellent team of hospitality professionals will ensure that every need is attended.
There is a selection of spaces for ideal wedding parties. You can choose either the spacey teracce that can hold a bigger reception or the absolute private balcony, ideal for smaller parties.
“…We found ourselves naked on the pumice stone watching the rising islands, watching the red islands sink into their sleep, into our sleep…”
Character Italian Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Fira, Santorini Island, Greece
Tel.: +30 22860 21816, Fax: +30 22860 33228
Open: April to October
My afternoon outfit:
lace top: Zara
Sunglasses: Michael Kors
Watch : Rolex