Prices for food & drink will be highest in Oia & Fira – you’re paying for the view! In the restaurants try the tomato-keftedes – deep fried patties made of the beautiful Santorini tomatoes with onion. Stifado – a casserole made with either beef, veal or rabbit, gyros – similar to a doner kebab, keftedes – fried meatballs with bread & onion, dolamdes – vine leaves stuffed with minced beef or falvoured rice, saganaki – grilled or fried cheese, briam – a rataouille made of aubergines, tomatoes, peppers & courgettes and of course a greek salad – fresh & delicious!
The wine in Santorini is particularly good, the home-made wine – karafaki is non-bottled but available in most restaurants and shops – definitely worth a try! Ouzo is the local spirit with a strong aniseed taste usually served with water.
As an island surrounded by the sea, the water on Santorini is provided from the desalination plant – with a salty taste to it, it’#s best to stick to bottled water.