Celebrating gastronomy in Santorini is a year-long event and 2013 is the perfect year for all the food and wine lovers to migrate and explore this paradise island. With its infinite sunsets over the deep blue Caldera, volcanic, mesmerising white villages contouring the coast, and unique flavours, this island is a must for any traveller!
The Year of Gastronomy in Santorini is about so much more than just food though. The program by the Municipality of Fira aims to make it a diverse experience claiming that modern culture in Santorini goes beyond food to cover arts, tradition, education, science and culture in general.
What to do:
When in Santorini, don’t forget to enjoy the wide range of culinary activities available to the visitors. Here’s a list of some of our favourite Wine & Food Tours in Santorini which will make your visit extra special:
Enjoy a half-day tour exploring the beauty not only in the panoramic sites of the island but in the wines and the wine-making process. You will visit the vineyards and will be introduced to some of the major Santorini wine appellations. Later you will head to Oia, the town of sailors where you will get a chance to take in the renowned Oia sunset!
Get Cooking with Local Chefs
Experience hands-on cooking under the guidance of local chefs, discovering fresh local ingredients such as fava, cherry tomatoes and white eggplants. Become the master of your craft while you sip and learn more about some of the best Greek wines. Let’s get chopping!
Santorini for Wine and Food Lovers
This tour will allow you to cook like an authentic Greek with a professional chef. And because no meal would be complete without wine, you will start the day becoming an expert by visiting a volcanic vineyard and learning about viticulture and the unique basket-shaped vines that grow on the island – and tasting the wines of course too!
Where to eat:
When looking for places to eat, don’t forget to take a bite out of the fresh agricultural characteristic products of Santorini which include: cherry tomatoes, fava-split peas, capers, white aubergine, katsouni (a special cucumber), round courgettes, and the tasty watermelons. Pair them with your favourite island wines and its a party-in-your-mouth experience!
Don’t leave without trying: fava puree, fried tomato balls, white eggplant and fresh local seafood.
Feggera Restaurant: “Old-fashioned” Greek cuisine in a traditional old mansion offering products of the volcanic land. The chef Andreas provides a warm, inviting atmosphere that can be enjoyed from the small terrace. An option of true authenticity on the island.
Address: Megalochori, Greece
Tel: +30 22860 82930
Nichteri Restaurant: A contemporary twist to the typical tavernas which populate the island. The cuisine is Greek-Mediterranean based on locally-sourced products with a contemporary angle. A great place to enjoy the view as it is located on a beach-front, lovely and cozy setting.
Address: Kamari Beach Road, Nymfon Kamari 847 00, Kamari, Greece
Tel: +030 22860 33480
Selene Restaurant: A gourmet restaurant considered one of the best in the area. The dishes are concocted from local products and aim to promote the local cuisine. It is located in Pyrgos, next to famous vineyards of Santorini and offers a great selection of Santorini and Greek wines.
Address: Agiou Mina, Pyrgos 84700, Greece
Tel: +30 22860 22249
Red Bicycle Restaurant: Gourmet Mediterranean cuisine handcrafted from basic raw ingredients. Enjoy the views of the Caldera; this is one of the island’s best views!
Address: Oia Santorini, 84702 Greece
Tel: +30 2286071918