Santorini: A Great Gastronomic World
Santorini is not just the most emblematic island of Greece. It is also the home of a gastronomic cosmopolitanism, a paradise for lovers of special, elegant and authentic flavour.
The cuisine of the island is based mainly on its agricultural products, fed with its volcanic soil, the coolness of the sea and the Aegean sun.
The theatrical land offers not only a spectacular sight. The villages of Santorini also give birth to products blessed by nature – excellent fresh products – for original, tasty, healthy foods with divine flavours, simple, primary.
With an immediacy that penetrates the mind and touches the heart directly!
The famous Santorini Gastronomy
So let’s go around the “temples” of pleasure, where thousands of people from all over the world are bowed every year.
There are too many options to taste the famous Santorini gastronomy. Greek restaurants with traditional recipes, creative with new refined ideas, taverns with local appetizers…
Discover the hidden in the hinterland or by the sea taverns and let yourself in the moment where flavours and aromas, married harmoniously, are recorded indelibly in your memory.
1. Meet the Santorini fava
The best of Santorini’s diet, is “the fava“, as the locals call it. A gift of nature on the island – a product now Protected Designation of Origin – is an ancient fruit with a distinct natural flavour.
A taste that the Minoans enjoyed several thousand years ago is still unparalleled in our dish. Taste the freshly sprinkled with just it aromas and a bit of butter as an appetizer.
“Married” with tomatoes, onions and capers, with eggplant sauce or pork chunks as a regular meal. Fava-soup, fava-meatballs, fava-rice, fava in omelettes. Fava everywhere!
2. Meet the legendary Santorini tomato
Another favourite product of Thira, is the legendary Santorini tomato. Red, smoky and aromatic is the king of the local traditional salad with lobster, katsouni (a dry cucumber), capers and goat cheese.
The greatness of simplicity! Enjoy it in fluffy tomato balls or in a piece of “Thira” type tomato juice.
3. Meet the Santorini white eggplants
Similarly, the delicious white eggplants that impress with their silky texture are also excellent in a plethora of deep-tasting Mediterranean dishes.
It is worth even trying it plain in a simple eggplant sauce or in a Santorini moussaka, a hug with small potatoes and round courgettes that are being produced in the island. Let all summer sit on your plate!
4. Meet Santorini fresh fish
When the appetite “wants a fish“, choose from an abundance of fresh sea treasures from the nearby fishing grounds.
A delicious idea is the local Mprantada. It is accompanied by a garlic sauce with eggplant. You can also try smelt pies, or savoir fish, fried with vinegar and garlic.
5. Meet traditional Santorini treats
Leave space in the end for a sweet spoon of small tomatoes Jams, garnished with cinnamon and whole almonds. If you are lucky, you will try melletinia, a traditional Easter candy, or sugarplum, a classic wedding treat.
Apart from the traditional desserts, you will also taste “sophisticated” flavours such as tiramisu with roasted eggplant, almond praline and sunflower sauce or kantaifi sauce, with an improbable mizithra mousse. All Divine!
The famous Santorini wines
An excellent food company at the table will keep you the famous Santorini wines. Asyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani, Mandilaria, Mavratragano are just some of the dozens of native varieties that have been popular over the centuries on the island, sinking their roots deep in the volcanic soil.
The Thira vines shaped on terraces to facilitate the cultivation and knitting of the bunch-shaped stump to protect the fruit from the “great” winds and the relentless Cycladic sun, are characteristic elements of the environment.
The peculiarity of Santorini’s soil and microclimate, coupled with the constant effort of local producers to harness their land, yields high yielding wines with a strong structure, cool acidity, intense metallicity and aromatic complexity.
In the picturesque village of Pyrgos you will find the winery of the rural cooperative and there, on its picturesque balcony that looks like it hovers on the Caldera, you will say goodbye to the beautiful sunset with a glass of Vinsanto wine – this sweet diamond of the Santorini vineyard – or a cool Assyrtiko.
Most wineries can be visited on the island. One can choose Santorini tours to visit Santorini’s sightseeings and wineries.
Take a Santorini private tour
Santorini private tours offer tasting tours of production sites and vineyards; visits to museums and traditional canaves are some of the options that will give you an intoxicating experience.
- Santorini Full Day Private Tour
- Santorini Sightseeing Private Tour
- Santorini Private Custom Tour
- Popular Destination Santorini Private Tour
- Santorini Private Tour and Food Experience
- Santorini Exclusive Shore Private Tour
- Santorini Impressive Caldera Private Tour
- Santorini South Part Private Tour
- Santorini North Part Private Tour
- Santorini Historical Private Tour
- Santorini Sunset Private Tour
Unique wines and splendid flavours make up the magical world of Santorini island. So Santorini puts its personal stigma on the gastronomic map of the planet.
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