EATING AND DRINKING
Whatever “eating and drinking” means to you, it is certain that in Santorini you will find what you are looking for. The island provides many choices for all tastes, enabling you to have both a cosmopolitan and a souvlaki. A wide variety of options for day and night.
Santorini, an island of mostly rural economy in the 1960s, had not yet recovered from the big earthquake of 1956 and sees tourism as a gift for economic growth.
Gradually the taverns started to offer visitors what was everyday food for the locals; tomato fritters, fava beans and wine.
A few years later the rapid growth of tourism inspires many locals and attracts many entrepreneurs from all over Greece who come to Santorini and open new restaurants on the island.
This is when the gastronomic identity of the island begins to form, with local taverns serving traditional recipes, restaurants serving Greek cuisine but also a new category of restaurants that make local cuisine go a step further, combining the unique products of the island with modern trends in gastronomy.
The pioneers were followed by many more and today the island is capable of satisfying every culinary desire for those who love good food and good wine.
Small taverns on the beach, restaurants of Greek cuisine in the mainland and also several places, mainly on the Caldera side, where a high level of Greek and international creative cuisine is served.
Santorini is famous worldwide for its wines. The Local grape varieties produce high quality wines that fully express Santorini’s unique ecosystem.
Almost all taverns and restaurants serve Santorini wine and in many of them you can find wines from other Greek wine regions.
In most of the wineries you can enjoy a wine tasting experience and learn more about the Santorini wines.
In any case, a glass of the famous Santorini wine is ideal to begin the evening in a wine bar or a cocktail bar with a view to the fascinating Caldera.