Katsouni is the cucumber of Santorini. It’s bigger than the common cucumber and has a thicker skin and more seeds. If not harvested on time, it becomes sweet and has a melon taste!

Katsouni is the cucumber of Santorini. It’s bigger than the common cucumber and has a thicker skin and more seeds. If not harvested on time, it becomes sweet and has a melon taste!

The best gift to Santorini's people this year (2014)  is the Santorini Arts Factory, the refurbished tomato factory of Petros Nomikos family on Vlychada beach.

The best gift to Santorini's people this year is the Santorini Arts Factory, the refurbished tomato factory of Petros Nomikos family on Vlychada beach.

Delicious sun-dried cherry tomatoes of 2014 vintage made by Santorini Wine Trails!

Delicious sun-dried cherry tomatoes of 2014 vintage made by Santorini Wine Trails!

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.

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! Yummy

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….well, everywhere!

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….

Local delicacies at Mrs Anna's shop.

Wine Tasting at the Gaia Winery - Foto de Santorini Wine Trails, Fira

The food treasures of our volcanic land: Fava, Cherry Tomatoes, White Eggplants, Round Zucchini, Katsouni.

Santorini Wine Trails The tours run every day from April to October.

When you are in Santorini, don’t miss to the taste the most famous local recipe: the fried tomato balls. Crisp and delicious. Yummy

When you are in Santorini, don’t miss to the taste the most famous local recipe: the fried tomato balls. Crisp and delicious.

Once you tasted the cherry tomato of Santorini, you will never forget its taste. It’s thick-skinned, juicy and full of flavor. Fresh, sun-dried, sweet or as paste, its taste is “to die-for”. Yummy!

Once you tasted the cherry tomato of Santorini, you will never forget its taste. It’s thick-skinned, juicy and full of flavor. Fresh, sun-dried, sweet or as paste, its taste is “to die-for”. Yummy!

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.

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!

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!

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