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6 Must-Try Dishes In Santorini

Cyclades ● Santorini ● 25 October 2017

Santorini is one of the most famous Greek islands. Its popularity is due not only to its amazing volcanic landscape, its renowned sunset, its hotels with Caldera view and its gorgeous white-washed villages at the edge of the cliff. Santorini has also a delicious cuisine with tasteful dishes that are truly a gastronomic heaven. Learn here about the culinary culture of Santorini and get ready for an amazing journey. With Greek Island Pass, Santorini can be your gorgeous romantic stop during your Greek Island Hopping.

1. Fava

Extra tasty, velvety in texture, nutritious and sweet, fava of Santorini has awarded PDO status (Protected Designation of Origin). It is puree of yellow split peas and served as a dip, sprinkled with lemon juice, olive oil and onions. However, there are many alternative recipes with fava, such as with meat, small tomatoes, capers and octopus, or it can also be served as a soup.


2. Tomato fritters (tomatokeftedes)

Tomato fritters, also known in Greek as tomatokeftedes, are a signature dish of Santorini. Tomato fritters are dried tomatoes fried with flour and are the perfect veggie appetiser.

Tomato fritters

3. Apochti (louza)

Apochti is the other name of louza, which is popular pork meze all over Cyclades. In Santorini, this delicacy is called apochti and made from the blade end of the loin. Once salted, it rests in vinegar for two or three days, and then, it is seasoned with pepper, savoury and cinnamon before being hung to dry in the sun.

4. White aubergines

The aubergine in Santorini is white due to the volcanic ash. The most impressive thing with this kind of aubergines is that the bitterness is completely absent, and they are sweet and juicy. They are grilled or fried together with other vegetables, such as zucchinis and potatoes, in an amazing vegetarian dish.

White aubergine

5. Pork in Vinsanto wine

The tradition of boiling the meat in wine is usual in Greek cuisine. In Santorini cuisine, pork is being cooked in Vinsanto wine, the sweet wine variety of Santorini that gives the pork an extraordinary taste between savoury and sweet.

6. Cherry tomatoes

In Santorini, is being cultivated the small cherry tomato (ntomataki), which needs little water, and its growth is ideal for the weather conditions on the island. The tomato and its leaves capture the moisture from the mist on summer evenings and extract the nutrients from the volcanic earth of Santorini. This small tomato is one of the most famous products of the island, and it is being used in several dishes, like Greek salad and pasta with tomato and basil, or as garniture in main dishes.

Cherry tomato