Santorini is an absolute traveller’s delight! The colourful houses, picturesque sunsets, beautiful villages and amazing weather all make for an amazing idyllic getaway from the stress of daily life. In addition to all of these, one of the biggest draws to Santorini, which I guess sometimes get overshadowed by it’s beauty, is the vaste array of amazing food on offer. Throughout our time in Santorini, we had one delicious meal after the other (which led to loud grunts from all four of us saying between mouthfuls “I don’t share food” so any wandering eye would be quickly averted from each other’s plates) and so, I’ve put together some of the food that you have to try at least once when you visit Santorini!

11 Delicious Foods You Have To Eat In Santorini, Greece



1.) Fava me Koukia – Mashed up fava beans

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2.) Tomato Gefthedes – Tomato fritters

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3.) Saganaki – Fried cheese in filo pastry covered in honey

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4.) Greek Salad

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5.) Keftes/Kofta – ground meat – kinda like sausages

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6.) Greek wine – This is kinda cheating (as it is to be drank) but in a lot of ways, it also isn’t. You have home made olives, tomato paste, cheese and breadsticks… and grapes are technically food? But seriously, people take wine very seriously in Santorini so this is a pre/post (or perhaps even ‘during’) meal must!

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7.) Pomegranates… Delicous and oh so juicy when ripen in the Greek sunshine. I was going to add grapes to the list of fresh fruits too but I’m pretty sure all the grapes are used to make wine. Actually, my own knowledge of the Greek wine industry is drinking it so I really don’t know what happens so the grapes… 🙂

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8.) Roasted Greek lamb. It’s hard to ever go wrong with this dish… anywhere!

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9.) Moussaka!

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10.) Spanakopita – Spinach pie

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11.) Souvlaki and Gyros… and pretty much everything else that falls under barbecued meats. Preferably on a boat as you take a tour around the island with little stops to swim off the calories from the meal.

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And remember, if you’re not into wine (Greek or otherwise), you can always wash down your meal with a nicely chilled cool brew…

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And just to get you in the holiday spirits, here are a few photos from Santorini to get your travel lust (and indeed appetite) going!

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YOUR TURN! Have you been to Santorini? If so, what food did you enjoy the most there. Actually, if you’ve been to Greece at all (or indeed if you are Greek), what’s your favourite Greek meal! (Mine’s definitely any kinda roast lamb – not even fussy which type or which herbs and spices are used, it just has to be roast lamb. Lloyd’s is moussaka. What’s yours?)



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woww, great 🙂 to re read when i go there 🙂 one day 🙂

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Hopefully one day soon… 🙂

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I totally recognize that wine tasting from when I was in Santorini! Such an amazing place. I would definitely add Baklava to your list. I still dream of the baklava I had in Santorini.

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Haha! Yes, is a popular one! Especially because of that view! Baklava is a good call actually! I always feel so guilty afterwards though from eating too many.

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I swear I gained 10 pounds while I was in Greece! Mama’s House in Fira on Santorini was hands down the best meal I ever had. It’s a MUST for any food lover 🙂

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Wow, all of the food looks amazing, and your photos of Santorini are beautiful! I haven’t been to Greece yet, but I’m definitely hoping to visit within the next few years 🙂

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Thanks Christie! It’s one of the most beautiful places we’ve travelled to! When you do go, I highly recommend going there. It’s pricier than other places in Greece to visit but so worth it!

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Oh wow – I absolutely live for moussaka and gyros! I haven’t been to Greece yet, but I can’t wait to get over there and feast on the real deal.

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Haha!!! I know that feeling! I went through a really bad moussaka addiction phase for a while! Moussaka (in the right place) in Greece is definitely worth holding out for!

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well this post certainly did make me quite hungry and travel lust Yaya…those food look amazing and so delicious <3

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Hahaha!!!! My *devious* plan worked! Hehe! 🙂

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I’m going to Santorini next month so will be making my way through all of these! I don’t eat seafood so it’s nice to see some fish-free options!

Saganaki looks like a dream.

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Nice! I’m jealous of you going! I wanna go back to Santorini. And the saganaki was such a staple for us at every meal! Had it more time than I’m willing to admit. 🙂

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Yep, I need to live there. Immediately.

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Yes. Yes you do. 🙂

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Great list! Just a little FYI spinach pie is actually called spanikopita in Greek, not saganaki, which is a type of cheese.

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Thanks Elizabeth! Duly noted!! 🙂

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Yes! I went to Greece last summer and really enjoyed the food. I loved all the seafood and gyros. I wrote about the dishes and favorite restaurants on my blog: http://www.fearlesscaptivations.com/2014/09/23/eating-drinking-greece/

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Cool! And nice blog post too!

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Last I tried Souvlaki (lamb), It was a first time I ate a lamb and I can say It was very crispy and in some sort soft inside. Enjoyed very much.
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It really is! So glad you liked too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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I’m drooling as I write this. Fantastic photos and great post, I can’t wait to gorge all this good food in two months. 😀

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Ah! You’re going to love EVERY second! It’s such a wonderful island to explore and the food is sooooo delicious!

You’re going to love it!

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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Despite my drooling in the middle of the night with all these gorgeous photos of foods and their descriptions, I noticed a small error:
Nr10, the spinach and cheese pie is called “spanakopita” and not “saganaki”, which is what nr3 is!
Now, if you excuse me, I need to go! I’m suffering from excessive salivating after staying in this post for too long!
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Haha! Thanks so much 🙂 We must have been in a food haze when placing our pics in the post! 😉

Lloyd & Yaya

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YES! Saganaki! As soon as I saw the title of this article, I thought ‘Saganaki better be on this list!’ – it was divine there. Melt in the mouth, salty goodness. Mm mm mmmm. I often think about the saganaki I had in Santorini, 6 years later!

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The food in Santorini is gorgeous isn’t it! We loved it so so so much.

Lloyd & Yaya 😀

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