Culinary Experiences to Have on Santorini
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Santorini is a popular Greek Island that hosts over one million tourists every year. Visiting the island will expose you to a variety of tastes and experiences you won’t get anywhere else. Food and drink holds a special place in the Greek culture. Here are the culinary experiences you should have while visiting Santorini:
Take a Culinary Tour
There are benefits to taking culinary tours. They are convenient because someone else does the planning. You don’t have to figure out what you’ll see and how long you’ll stay. This will take a lot of pressure off and allow you to enjoy yourself. You may also see areas of Santorini typically less visited by tourists. You can check with your hotel for tour options. Depending on your interests you can take a variety of tours.
There are tours that include hiking if you’re interested in seeing sites on foot as well as enjoying the tastes of Santorini along the way. There are tours that teach you about traditional Greek foods and others that are focused on gourmet foods. Tours may include visits to wineries, local farms, churches, restaurants, and/or villages. Tours often include pick up and drop off at your hotel.
Sip Some Wine
The soil on Santorini is made from volcanic ash giving the grapes grown there a unique in taste. This means the wines have a distinctive taste that you’ll not get anywhere else. Experiencing these flavours should be on your list of things to do when visiting Santorini. You can immerse yourself in the wine culture of the island by taking a winery tour and visiting the wine museum. You will learn the history of Santorini wine, how they are produced, and be treated to samples. If you’re a history buff you won’t want to miss seeing the island’s first industrial winery. Meals can be paired with a local wine. If you’re not sure which to choose, don’t be shy about asking the wait staff where you’re dining.
Learn How to Cook
The island of Santorini has a delicious cuisine (think olive oil, tomatoes, Greek salad, and cheese) and what better way to truly enjoy it than to learn how to cook it? If you enjoy cooking or want to try your hand at something new (and eating something new), a tour that includes a cooking class with a local chef could be what you’re looking for! You can learn the history behind the dishes, where and how the ingredients are grown, and the techniques that go into making them. Some tours may include a walk through a local farm. Santorini offers an array of foods that you’ll want to try that, but if you don’t know where to begin, a cooking class is the perfect place to expose yourself to them. If you’re traveling with your partner, this could make a romantic date.
Santorini is the perfect place to visit if you’re a foodie. You can experience unique wines, as well as the traditional and gourmet cuisine you can’t fully experience anywhere else. Add to this the spectacular views and Santorini makes the perfect destination for your next vacation.
This post was written by Greek Boston