Where you see a chimney in Santorini, a tomato factory used to operate there. At the beginning of 20th century, there were 13 tomato factories on the island producing tomato paste. At that time, the cherry tomato and the wine were the main products of Santorini and thus the backbone of the local economy. But then, after the big earthquake in July 1956, many people abandoned the island and the factories closed or moved to the mainland.
Santorinian honey’s aroma comes mainly from thyme and other aromatic plants which due to the microclimate of the island offer a unique quality to the nectar. When you taste it, we're sure you'll sing the Honey Honey!
That's the caper's flower. Caper is a wild bush growing on the steep rocky slopes of the island. The locals use the caper buds (kaparokoumba), fresh or dried, and the leaves (kaparofylla) in their salad, on the top of the fava puree and….
Low in fat and high in proteins, Fava (yellow split peas) is one of the most famous local products of Santorini. The unique flavor, taste and texture of the fava puree come from Lathyrus Clymenum plant that grows only on the island for more than 3.500 years. In 2010, “Fava Santorinis” has been listed as a P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) agricultural product of the EU.
A white eggplant? Are you kidding? Well, the white eggplant is one of the unique agricultural products of Santorini Island. It has a white thin skin, few seeds, slight sweet (!) taste and it doesn’t absorb so much oil when fried. That’s delicious!