Santorini / Eating out
A guide to Santorini's restaurants & tavernas.
- Eating is a way of life for the Santorinians and for the Greeks in general.
- Restaurants are not a place to have a bite to eat before an evening of entertainment, eating out IS the entertainment.
- And whether you go to a local tavern or to a gourmet restaurant you will see that the Greeks take their time over food.
- Traditional Santorinian dishes include the fava dip, a salad with cherry tomatoes with chloro cheese, the santorini cucumber 'Katsouni' and capers, tomatokeftedes (tomato rissoles), and the round fat baby courgettes grown locally.
- Favourite main courses are dishes of grilled meat, or seafood such as octopus, squid, red snappers and kalamari.
- Santorini also grows its own watermelon, which is small, dark in colour with lots of pips, and has an excellent taste.
- Santorinian wine by the bottle or barreled wine produced locally, raki or a light beer accompany the meal.
- No meal is complete without Greek pastries and thick strong coffee. Taverns are usually cheaper than restaurants - they offer simple but tasty dishes ...
Traditional Santorini & Greek food with Recipes
- Old as the hills, fava could be found in public taverns since time began, where it finally made a triumphant entrance to the living rooms of the 'well to do' ...
- a.k.a. Santorini tomatina.
- A caprice of nature, Santorini's 'baby tomato' is as delicious & aromatic as it is tiny. You could almost confuse it with a small cherry...
- To friends of the white eggplant, she is known as the 'apple of love', while her enemies insist that the story is about 'that crazy apple'...
- Recipe for delicious tomato rissoles with a scent of mint ...
- Chloro is a fresh cheese made by Santorinian ladies; hard to find in taverns or restaurants, it is even more difficult to buy on the open markets ...
- This white creation, a testament to the high standard of Greek cheese makers justifiably lays claim to the title 'princess' of cheeses, and is coveted far above all other contenders ...
Special Santorinian Recipes