Discover the local products of Santorini! The unique volcanic land of Santorini and its perfect climate lead to high-quality agricultural products. The volcanic activity has made the soil very fertile.
In brief, the most famous local product is wine. The island is famous for its vineyards and wineries, with a great history lost in the depths of time.
The products of Santorini are of excellent quality but produced in small quantities. The island specializes in wine, and extended areas of vines can be seen on the island. Their branches are put in a way that makes them look like a basket. That way, the wine trees are protected from the high winds and the sun.
Other agricultural products in which Santorini specializes are the fava, a legume smaller than a pea, a type of cherry tomato that only grows on Santorini which is the result of the lack of water, and, finally, the kapari, a vegetable used in the famous Greek Salad. The island of Santorini also produces cheese made from goat's milk called chloro. Due to its volcanic past, Santorini also sells products related to lava, such as pumice stone.
As one of the most popular islands in Greece, Santorini boasts a variety of restaurants and taverns. The best advice we can give concerning Greek food is to avoid commercial restaurants and seek a traditional family tavern where the food is of better quality and much cheaper. In Santorini, the food specialty is the tomatokeftedes (fried tomato balls). The wide variety of Santorini products offers visitors ideas for food, sweets, and gifts.
Wine and Wineries
Santorini specializes in wine production and is highly appreciated all over the world. Wine is among the most famous Santorini products and is always made traditionally. The wines are stored in the traditional kanaves (cellars). Some kanaves (wineries) are well known, and you can even test their wine: Boutari (Megalochori), Canava Roussos (Mesa Gonia), Koutsoyannopoulos (Vothonas), Santo Wines (Pyrgos), Sigalas (Oia), etc.
Some of the main kinds of wine produced in Santorini are Vinsanto, Nykteri, and Assyrtiko.