Alchemia: Local’s favorite restaurant in Santorini serves traditional greek dishes with a modern twist

Imagine Abba’s “Mamma Mia” playing in the background while you are enjoying your stroll in the most beautiful village of Santorini, Pyrgos, surrounded by vineyards and gazing at the magnificent view of the endless blue of the Aegean. Pyrgos, the former capital of the island of Santorini has been declared a traditional settlement since 1995, with its alleys, castle, beautiful mansions, iconic churches, and humble chapels hanging over the sea, offering a unique experience. 

The beautiful Santorian view during golden hour. Find Alchemia here.

Whilst exploring the village and crossing the historic central square, it’s worth stopping at one of the remaining former captain’s houses, where tradition meets modernity, creating a unique gastronomic alchemy… Enter Alchemia Lounge Cuisine, an all-day restaurant that offers a unique culinary experience of Greek dishes with an exciting/unexpected twist.  Alchemia is based on the Greek word “αλχημεία” (alchemy in English, referring to the  magical process of transformation, creation, or combination). So, the restaurant strikes the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, making it the perfect choice to enjoy brunch on a sunny morning or a delicious dinner during sunset hour after spending a long day at the beach. 

Alchemia Lounge Cuisine is located next to the central square of Pyrgos Santorini. Find it on the map here.


At the heart of Alchemia lies its ever-evolving menu, meticulously curated to showcase the diverse culinary heritage of Greece. From classic Greek recipes sourced from regions across the country to an extensive selection of wines from local and international producers, every dish and sip tells a story of culinary mastery and innovation. For this restaurant, the menu is an ongoing creation that changes over time in order for the right gastronomic alchemy to be achieved and reflect the magic of each season. So, on this ever-changing menu, you can always find local, fresh ingredients and the traditions of the island’s signature food. Alchemia Lounge Cuisine is not just a restaurant; it’s a celebration of Greek flavors infused with contemporary twists.

All dishes are handmade and some are cooked in a wood-fired oven, giving them a special aroma and flavor. Find Alchemia here

Alchemia promises a feast for the senses. And with its commitment to using only the finest Greek ingredients and locally sourced produce, every bite is a testament to the island’s rich culinary heritage. Indulge in the flavors of the island with must-try dishes such as the renowned Santorinian sausage, the rich and velvety Santorinian fava, the delicate pistachios grown on the fertile volcanic soil of Santorini and louza, a succulent cured meat delicacy. These culinary treasures embody the spirit of Santorini and are sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

There are also vegan options on the menu during summertime. Discover Alchemia Lounge Cuisine here

Also, don’t forget to try the restaurant’s signature cocktails, each crafted with attention to detail and featuring homemade syrups that elevate the drinking experience. Our favorites are: the Ginius, the Equator and the Twisted pina colada. Refreshing and really tasty! 

There’s always room for dessert, right? 

Prepare to be enchanted by the incredible handmade creations of the day like baklava, generously filled with creamy cheese and luscious Santorini pistachios, then crowned with a scoop of velvety pistachio ice cream. Simply delicious! 

Taste the Ginius cocktail during sunset hour. Spot it here. 


The restaurant is situated in an idyllic location overlooking the entire island. It has a large terrace with stunning views of the Aegean and the iconic Santorinian sunset – which is probably why you are in Santorini anyways. The view on the terrace is unbelievable! You can enjoy the view of the sun as it dives into the sea during the sunset, while a panoramic view of the island will unfold before you. The atmosphere of the balcony will make you feel like you are on top of the world. 

Enjoy your dinner during sunset hour at Alchemia. Discover it here

At the same time, the restaurant offers an equally magical indoor space – useful for windy days, let’s not forget that we are in the Cyclades, it can get pretty windy. The indoor bar features handmade lighting fixtures resembling flowers and it is, of course, the most Instagrammable corner! 

The bar features handcrafted lighting fixtures resembling flowers, serving as the most Instagrammable corner of the interior space. Find it here 

Alchemia has been loved by both locals and tourists who come here to try the fantastic dishes from the wood-fired oven as well as to taste the in-house cocktails. It is a space with a clean aesthetic characterized by harmonious white hues and  creating a delightful and relaxed atmosphere.  The staff will give you a proper taste of the greek filoxenia(hospitality). Once you enter the restaurant you are greeted with big smiles and genuine warmth. Need a recommendation? They’ve got your back. Special request? Consider it done. They’re the secret sauce that makes every visit unforgettable, leaving you with nothing but good vibes and a desire to come back for more.

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Santorini, known as a magnet for romantics and food-lovers, casts its spell on millions who crave a taste of its irresistible magic. However, it is quite challenging to find a place that combines the breathtaking views of the island, an authentic Greek menu with a twist, prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, as well as friendly service, all in one spot. So, this is where Alchemia comes in and saves the day. It is the best choice to dine during golden hour. 

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Address: Kanava Baba 0, Santorini 84700, Thira, Santorini, Notío Aigaío, Greece

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Alchemia: Local’s favorite restaurant in Santorini serves traditional greek dishes with a modern twist
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