Set on beautiful Exo Gialos Beach in Santorini, Yalos is an unforgettable gastronomic experience that shouldn’t be missed. 

Enjoy delicious Mediterranean dishes made with the freshest local products, or sip on your favourite drink prepared by expert mixologists- right on the water. This is a spot where you can grab your friends for an amazing gathering on the beach, while enjoying an unforgettable dining experience by the sea; from freshly caught fish and seafood to refreshing salads made with locally grown vegetables- Yalos’ decor and dishes highlight the beauty in simplicity and authenticity.  

Location 

Exo Gialos is a small beach in Santorini, featuring black sand and a volcanic background. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy a swim in a beautiful beach setting, followed by an amazing late lunch or early dinner as you watch the sunset. It’s an idyllic location about a 10-minute drive directly east of Fira. Set beside numerous rustic fishermen’s shacks and a marina with wooden boats, it’s located between sandstone cliffs and crashing waves.

Beach Life

You can treat yourself to one of the private cabanas and experience the ultimate relaxation. Right next to the beach there is a small harbour with swans, where you can have a walk and watch them swimming in the clear waters, between the traditional boats. 

The Mood

Yalos is a converted boat shed with a laid-back vibe. With chic and rustic decor, the restaurant also has its resident DJ playing cool tracks and tribal rhythms.  

Decor/ambience 

One of the stand-out pieces is a traditional boat that has been restored and transformed into a comfortable sofa with pillows in soft colours; creating a beautiful, relaxing shaded corner. Soft shades, a beautiful island feel, and sea details add to the soothing setting of Yalos restaurant; and the never ending calming sea views and sounds is what makes this experience unforgettable.

 

Food 

The menu focuses on the authentic flavours of Santorini. Delicious dishes include seafood, crispy salads, mouthwatering appetizers, local main courses, and fresh fish. All raw ingredients used in preparing our dishes are produced by the Anapliotis family and arrive at the restaurant daily: fava beans, cherry tomatoes, eggplants, local cheese, and a range of other products, which are grown exclusively on the island. Also, freshly caught fish from the Aegean sea is delivered to the restaurant daily by the local fishermen themselves. Delicious fresh seafood includes grilled cod with olive oil, lemon and oregano, a variety of ceviches, and smoked mackerel. Santorini flavours such as homemade tomato fritters (domatokeftedes), probably the best fava in Santorini, and homemade cheese fritters topped with a honey syrup. Meat, pasta, and vegetarian options are also available. And let’s not forget the signature dessert; a deconstructed mille-feuille with creme brûlée, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream (leave room for it). 

Drinks

The all-day beach bar serves all you need to enjoy carefree hours by the sea. Coffee, refreshing beverages, fresh fruit juices, innovative and creative cocktails, and the vibes of the resident DJ will accompany a chilled atmosphere. Try a cocktail with “katsouni” (Santorinian cucumber) or ask the talented mixologist to create a drink to suit your mood and taste! 

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This article was written/ edited by a team member of IN+SIGHTS GREECE.

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