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Santorini's flavours

Indulging in Santorini’s flavours

With its impeccable views and rich cultural heritage, Santorini offers a culinary experience that is as enchanting as Oia’s sunset views. Exploring the island’s gastronomic wonders is akin to embarking on a luxurious journey through the island’s most delectable flavours.

In this insightful culinary expedition, we will lure you into the unique tastes that define Santorini’s renowned cuisine, savouring the very essence of the island’s culinary tradition, from lunching in Oia to Santorini’s rich luxury dining scene.

Santorini’s beloved fava beans

Locally grown and cherished by gastronomy connoisseurs, capers hold a very special place in the island’s culinary heart. Known for their distinct creamy texture and distinctive nutty undertones, Santorini’s fava beans grace the menus of Oia’s luxury dining venues, elevating every dining experience.

Whether blended into a velvety purée or featured in a tantalising salad, these fava beans showcase the commitment to food quality and recipe authenticity that defines the essence of luxury dining on the island. Your culinary adventure in Santorini simply has to begin with a spotlight on the island’s renowned fava beans.

The most flavourful cherry tomatoes

No exploration of Santorini’s flavours would be complete without celebrating the island’s exceptionally flavourful cherry tomatoes. Grown under the Mediterranean sun and usually found in a typical Oia brunch, these tomatoes boast a sweetness and intensity that set them apart.

Luxury restaurants on Santorini often incorporate these vibrant gems into imaginative dishes, adding a burst of freshness and colour to every plate. From succulent salads to rich sauces, Santorini’s cherry tomatoes are a testament to the culinary opulence that is defining for the dining experience in this Aegean paradise.

The island’s renowned capers

Moving forward in our gastronomic journey, let us encounter Santorini’s globally renowned capers. Thriving in the island’s volcanic soil, Santorini’s capers contribute a distinctive tanginess and brininess to every local dish there is.

Whether used as a garnish or a key ingredient, Santorini’s capers embody the commitment to authenticity and excellence that characterizes a luxury dining experience, and they have thus rightfully earned their throne as the island’s trademark flavour.

Local wine varieties

In Santorini, wining and dining is a vital part of the culinary tradition. No exploration of Santorini’s flavours would be complete without indulging in the island’s exquisite local wine varieties.

Nurtured by the island’s volcanic terroir, Santorini’s vineyards produce wines with a character and depth that will never fail to captivate you. Sipping on a glass of Assyrtiko or Nykteri while enjoying a sunset Oia view, for instance, is the single most perfect way to celebrate a special occasion in Santorini.

Alexios Fine Aegean Tastes,
Nik. Nomikou, Oia
Open: 10:00 am – 02:00 am