SANTORINI TRAVEL GUIDE FOR LOVERS
If you have a passion for great food like me, it’s impossible to miss a visit at Konstantinos’ restaurant Argo in Fira. Since I first came to Santorini this place is one of my all time favorites, offering absolutely divine dishes. I have to admit I have a slight addiction to the grilled calamari stuffed with feta among other great dishes. Konstantinos is the loveliest and most welcoming host and you can feel his passion and his love for what he is doing immediately when entering his restaurant. If he isn’t working, you can find him probably on the water or hanging around in one of the rock climbing spots on the island.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF.
My name is Konstantinos Chatzopoulos, 39 years old and I was born in Athens, Greece
WHAT IS YOUR JOB?
Good food, Restaurant consulting around the world.
WHERE ARE YOU LIVING?
I live in Santorini Island for 6 months as long as Argo restaurant is open for summer season. And the other 6 months I travel around the world for new ideas and creative food.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE SANTORINI TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER BEEN?
Santorini is something that every living human has to visit at least ones in his life. It is a place that you can feel in love, a place to dream, to stay alone and feel not alone and generally a place to fill your mind with unique images and be inspired for creations…
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
I love nature, open minded people, animals and all kind of differences.
DO YOU HAVE A DREAM? A PASSION?
My dream my work, my passion is my work. When I go wild in my head I’m dreaming of a healthy family.
WHERE DO YOU TAKE YOUR GIRLFRIEND FOR A ROMANTIC MOMENT? ANY ROMANTIC SPOTS THAT YOU CAN RECOMMEND ON THE ISLAND? WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?
The most romantic place in Santorini for me is Oia. I like that Oia is more classic than Fira and more quiet.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
My own restaurant Argo :)
WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A ROMANTIC DATE NIGHT?
Ambrosia Restaurant in Oia
PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY?
My perfect day is when all my customers in the restaurant are 100% happy. Then I can spend a smiling night with my love…
LOCALS IN LOVE is written by the locals, photographed and edited by Chris Spira and Birte Heitmann.
LOVE AROUND THE WORLD is a new travel guide series, telling stories of love about the people we meet along the way. „Love“ is the connecting element in all the stories, it can be the passion for the job you do, the love for the place you live in or the love for the art that you create. Love around the world – from people in love for people in love. Together we explore places of magic, between the mountains and the sea.
LOCALS IN LOVE will be the first series (out of more) presenting unique, personal handpicked local insights about a place or a destination and helps lovers to navigate and explore these places. This series will be followed by ENJOY IN LOVE, featuring romantic restaurants, cafes and hideaways, EXPLORE IN LOVE, featuring romantic walks, best spots to see the stars and breathtaking corners around the world based on our travel insights and CREATE IN LOVE, featuring inspiring arts and crafts, vendors and business ideas.