Design Inspiration: Tis Pandoras Restaurant in Santorini

Design Inspiration: Tis Pandoras Restaurant in Santorini

Heather Blaha
Jul 31, 2009

This is our final post covering design inspiration in Greece, so it's fitting that this gem of a spot was on our trip's last day. Above, you'll see our view walking down to a small fishing port in Santorini's Ammoudi bay...what waited for us below we didn't know. On the recommendation of a fisherman/shopkeeper we met just moments before, we made the trek down 365 steps to discover boats bringing in their catch and the most amazingly delicious and lovely restaurant, Tis Pandoras:

The newest of the few bay restaurants, Tis Pandoras drew us in with its charm, decor, and semi-secluded balcony seating (the fresh seafood menu goes without saying!). Owned by two friends with varying backgrounds (one coming from the food industry and the other from interior design and architecture), the combination made for an unforgettable last day of a visual and culinary feast on the island. For a few, long, warm hours, we were the only table upstairs. After much conversation and ouzo with one of the owners (who was also serving us), we left feeling like we'd just dined in someone's wonderful home.

Shown here, top row:
1. view from the top, before taking 365 large steps
2. fishing boats bringing in their catch
3. balcony seating at Tis Pandoras
4. woven sun shade covering dining room
5. fabric and lattice behind bench seats

Second row:
1. table setting
2. Ikea pillows
3. lounge area off the dining room
4. lounge area
5. lounge area

Third row:
1. Tis Pandoras
2. great old lantern
3. the resident stray pup, adopted by the restaurant
4. beautiful steps and built in lights
5. Tis Pandoras placemat

Click here for Tis Pandoras location and contact info.

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