Gastronomy / Restaurants
The volcanic soil and the unique microclimate of Santorini offer a range of products unique in taste. From the famous wines and the cherry tomato to fava, Santorini has a range of flavors that you can discover at the restaurants and shops on the island.
The vineyard of Santorini is one of the oldest in the Mediterranean. The grapes grow in the traditional " coils " and producing wines with unique character and flavor. Vinsanto is the most famous wine of Santorini, while varieties such as assyrtiko, athiri, mavrotragano etc. produce wines with strong flavor.
The tomato Santorini is unique both in appearance and taste. Small size, hard rind and explosive flavor make it one of the products of the island that should not be missed. You will find it as paste and sweet.
Capers plays an important role in the cuisine of Santorini. Apart from the fruits you can find the leaves that accompany many dishes and the traditional Santorini salad.
In Santorini we find the only white eggplant. With sweeter taste is the eggplant that often replaces the usual eggplant in the moussaka dish.
The variety of fava encountered in Santorini is unique worldwide and is grown on the island for 3.500 years. The fava salad is usually accompanied by onion and capers and is one of the most emblematic dishes of the islands that is worth trying or take the beans with you.