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 its beauty, is the yummy Greek food around every corner.
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). So, I’ve put together some of the food that you have to try at least once when you visit Santorini. 🇬🇷
1.) Fava me Koukia (Mashed up fava beans)
2.) Tomato Gefthedes (Tomato fritters)
3.) Saganaki (Fried cheese in filo pastry covered in honey)
4.) Greek Salad
5.) Keftes/Kofta – ground meat – kinda like sausages
6.) Greek wine
This is kinda cheating (as it is to be sipped) but in a lot of ways, it also isn’t. You have homemade 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!
Delicious and oh so juicy when ripening 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 to the grapes… 🙂
8.) Roasted Greek lamb
It’s hard to ever go wrong with this dish… anywhere!
10.) Spanakopita – Spinach pie
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.
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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