Santorini is famous for its scenic sunset views, picturesque whitewashed villages, and
pristine colorful beaches but little did you know that the island is also a gastronomical
This glamorous Cycladic gem has some of the tastiest food in the world! Santorini is a
continuous feast not only for your eyes but also for your taste buds!
Greek cuisine is all about fresh vegetables, healthy seafood, and creamy cheese varieties.
Wondering which local delicacies to order?
We have rounded up the top 5 most delicious Greek dishes you have to try during your
1. Santorini Fava —Yellow Split Peas Purée
This golden delicacy is usually prepared as an appetizer and is often garnished with piquant
green capers, giant black olives, or fresh scallions.
Santorini Fava is an essential part of the Meze which is a collection of finger foods shared during
the traditional Greek meal. It has a smooth and velvety texture and makes a great side dish for
grilled octopus or other tasty experiments. Hummus lovers are guaranteed to enjoy this new
2. Domatokeftedes — Tomato Fritters
Tomato fritters are a beloved dish all over the Cycladic region, but the most authentic ones come
from Santorini. The island is famous for its cherry tomatoes; the volcanic soil produces an
intensely fragrant, sweet crop.
The combination of unique Mediterranean herbs (mint, basil, and oregano) and the hot and
crispy texture make these fritters a delightful appetizer. If you like pairing feta cheese with
tomatoes, you will absolutely love this local delicacy.
3. Santorinian Salad
Santorini people are well-known for their love of salty, briny foods, and extremely flavourful
tomatoes. This colorful salad makes use of all the fabulous produce the island is so unique
for. This nutritious treasure can resemble the Greek salad at first, but it has an extra –more
interesting– twist! Aromatic cherry tomatoes, fresh local cucumbers, capers, creamy goat
cheese, and crispy barley rusk. What’s not to love?
Simple and traditional, Santorinian Salad is a breezy summer dish that perfectly fits a healthy
4. Sun-dried Octopus
The Greek’s love affair with this delicious sea monster goes back to ancient times. When you visit
Ammoudi Bay, you can see the long drapes of the freshly caught catch drying in front of the
seafood taverns. The fierce Mediterranean sun gives the octopus a special aroma which then is
taken for preparation.
This popular summer meze is grilled over charcoal, seasoned with lemon and oregano, and
served with ouzo. You will not be able to resist the crispy tender flavor that so well characterizes
5. Lobster Spaghetti
The ultimate choice for dinner in Santorini is unquestionably the famous lobster spaghetti! Big
on both flavor and luxury, this indulgent pasta dish consists of simple yet mouth- wateringly
Imagine the merry combination of the perfectly cooked pasta and the freshly caught lobster, all
garnished with garlic and sweet vine-ripened tomatoes! A little piece of heaven on earth! To get
the finest seafood experience, visit the Sunset Tavern by Paraskevas at Ammoudi Bay and dine at the most
idyllic spot of Santorini!