Santorini is a peculiar place for a foodie tour. Why because the island lacks of water. But still…
Experience the food treasures of an anhydrous land
At the beginning of last century, when Santorini was a very poor and extremely difficult place to live, the cherry tomato and the wine were mainly supporting the local economy. Today, Santorini is a top worldwide destination, but at the same time an emerging oenogastronomic destination. Any of the agricultural products growing on the island has a low yield, thus concentrated flavors and aromas. Once you tasted the cherry tomato grown here, you will never forget its taste. We bet! This is thanks to the anhydrous (waterless) and volcanic land and the sea breeze adding salinity.
If you are a foodie travelling to Santorini, don’t miss the chance to experience its food treasures.
Highlights of the Santorini Foodie tour
- Discover the Santorini’s distinctive terroir by walking in one of the oldest vineyards of planet (3.500 years old!) and learn about the ancient pruning system (the so called “kouloura” or “ambelia”), the native grapes and the particularities of the mesoclimate and the volcanic soil of the island.
- Visit the Gaia Wines, a winery by the beach (!) which produces internationally awarded wines, like the Thalassitis (meaning coming from the sea) and the Assyrtiko by Gaia-Wild Ferment. Become familiar to the multi-dimensional faces of the predominant grape of the island, the Assyrtiko, by tasting its tank and oak fermented versions, as well as the sweet (the well-known Vinsanto). At this winery, you will also taste a delicious 5 years old vinegar from Assyrtiko grape which is used by many chefs all over Greece.
- Refresh your palate with fresh, unpasteurized and unfiltered beers at the Santorini Donkey brewery.
- Enjoy the home made delicacies of an authentic, local deli shop and learn about the gastronomy and the agricultural products.
- Visit the Santorini Arts Factory, a recently restored old tomato factory on Vlychada beach, and learn about the history of the cherry tomato on the island.
- Enjoy a meal inspired by the local cuisine at “To Psaraki” (meaning the small fish), a sea side modern Greek taverna with an amazing view to the boat shelter of Vlychada beach.
During the Santorini Foodie tour, Iliana will be your wine guide. She is an enologist and speaks fluently English and French.
Contact them through +306979000568 (available on Viber), [email protected]trails.gr or through their contact data below.