Santorini is famous for many things: The caldera, the volcano, beautiful sunsets and Oia (of course). But Santorini is also famous for the local food and wine. The two most famous wines varieties are Assyrtico and Vinsanto and Santorini is also well know for the cherry tomatoes, caper leaves, white eggplant, fava beans... It is a long list. As you might have guessed by now, this is not an article about sightseeing, it is all about food!
So, if you are looking to taste some of that delicious Greek food, here are the top three places you should visit in Santorini.
Greek salad, fava, dolmadakia, mousaka. Do you know what these are? If so, you definitely need to visit this restaurant. If not, then this is your chance to learn more about Greek cuisine. This is a family-owned tavern run by Anna and her husband Michael. Anna is the cook and Michael makes the wine. Everything is homemade and it all tastes amazing. The restaurant also has beautiful sunset views, so you can enjoy that while eating.
Pastries, biscuits, cakes, sandwiches, you name it. This is a traditional bakery worth visiting if you are hungry anytime of the time. Sweet or savory- you will find something to your liking. In Erotokritos you will also find some amazing traditional desserts such as baklava. Need I say more?
Last but not least, as you probably know you have to try at least one gyros while you are in Greece. It is nothing like gyros you find abroad. The original is way better (and that is the truth, I am not just saying it because I am Greek). To find that perfect gyros, go to Yogi in Fira town and choose between gyros with pork or chicken. These are the two traditional flavors of gyros. You can always take one of each : )
Join Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey for a guided walking tour of Chania in Crete. Chania is known for its people, its hospitality and its produce. Join this tour to learn about the Cretan food & culture as a local not a tourist. Explore all of your senses while you experience this immersive tour on foot.