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This island is famous worldwide due to many reasons, but Jules Verne made Santorini famous with its books "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The mysterious island".

This tiny Greek island in the Aegean sea, rich in history and surrounded by myths, is situated on the southern east tip of the Cyclades Cluster. Santorini is actually, not one island, but a complex of five islands, of which two are volcanic. In the beginning there was only one island named Stroggili (Greek for circle) until about 1645 BC, when the volcano in the middle of the island erupted and so Caldera was created. The two volcanic islands appeared much later from various eruptions starting from 157 BC, until the last one in 1950.

Food & beverage

Fava Santorini - a yellow pea which is a specialty of the island. It is found in dozens of different plates like the common mashed split peas, in balls and soups.

Santorini cherry tomatoes - so much flavour, in a tomato that can barely reach the size of a cherry.

White eggplant - another unique vegetable of Santorini is the small, white eggplant which arrived to the island from Egypt. They are rather small but have a very rich taste and mild flesh.

Caper - can be considered the “national” dish of the Cyclades, mainly of Santorini, Sifnos, Tinos, Andros and Syros. The finest one is smallest in size.

Contact & location

1 Review

Davey G
Davey G

on Oct 26,2016

I liked

I loved Fira, a great vibrant part of the island

I disliked

The amount of rubbish. Read a great review here: before I went that warned of this though.

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