Fira and Oia are full of top eating options. Most beaches, such as Kamari and Perissa, have a range of tavernas and cafes. Inland villages such as Pyrgos and Exo Gonia hide some top eating spots.

Feature: Sampling Santorini

Beyond caldera views, infinity pools and black-sand beaches, Santorini is cultivating a reputation for wine and food tourism. It’s a side of the island well worth exploring.


Food-wise, the island is best known in Greece for its white eggplants, capers, cherry tomatoes and fava (yellow split peas, not unlike lentils). Cooked and puréed, the popular fava dish is traditionally eaten warm, as an appetiser (or dip), or accompanying a main course of meat or fish. Santorini was 'tomato island' before the tourism boom, though only one of 13 former tomato processing factories is still in operation.