Santorini’s cuisine is mainly based on the island’s agricultural products. Products nourished by the volcanic soil, the sea breeze and the sunlight of the Aegean Sea. These products have a unique taste. They provide us with top quality ingredients for cooking an original, tasty and healthy food.
The most characteristic products of Santorini are:
The Santorini Cherry Tomato The famous Santorini cherry tomato is a unique variety that flourishes thanks to the arid soil and dominated the islands cultivating from the 18th to the 20th century. Tomato paste and tomato balls (a traditional dish of Santorini) are produced from cherry tomato and have a really inimitable taste.
Fava-Split peas Santorini split peas have also distinctive attributes as they become mushy on their own, they have a purer aroma and they are tighter. You will find them in many recipes, along with onion, with small pieces of pork, with aubergines and tomatoes, as well as in the form of soup.
Fresh cheese Fresh goat cheese with a creamy texture and a slightly sour taste.
Capers In the island you will find shrubs of wild capers, from which we collect the blossom and the leaves. It has a characteristic sharp aroma and a spicy taste.
White aubergine It differs from the others as it is sweet and juicy due to the particular features of the soil.
Katsouni It is a type of a very tasty cucumber.
Courgette The round shape is its main feature.
Watermelon It is small, dark, with many seeds. Santorini’s watermelon stands out because of its taste.
These products are the main ingredients of wonderful traditional and more up to date recipes. Look for the tasteful enjoyment provided by both restaurants and tavernas of the island, accompanied always with a glass of Santorini’s wine. You will be thrilled by the experience!
In Oia Thalami (Homemade food, restaurant with Caldera view))
Roka (Greek flavors of local cuisine)
Terpsi (coffee bar restaurant with Caldera view) as you go pass the Island Photo, Georges' shop.
Petros (fresh fish, restaurant with Caldera view)
Melenio Cafe-Patisserie/Sweet shop is in the main pedestrian street of Oia.