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About Gastronomy

Gastronomy - the art and the science of cooking, the knowledge and understanding of what someone eats. Nowadays the meaning of the word is related to gourmet cuisine and fancy complicated recipes, however, it all started much simpler with people trying to take advantage of their local products by trying different combinations and exchanging the successful recipes. Likewise, gastronomy in Santorini is based on its simple local products and escalates to numerous tasteful recipes. Here you have the opportunity to taste products that cannot be found anywhere else in the world:
  • Cherry tomatoes which, don't get confused, are nothing like what you commonly see packed on supermarket shelves. You'll know the difference once you taste Santorini cherries tomatoes. They are so full of taste that you'll forget what any other tomato tastes like.
  • The, one of a kind, white eggplant which actually looks much more like 'egg-plants' than the common eggplants. You'll be amazed by the superior taste in comparison to common eggplants. Santorinian white eggplants have won even people that generally hate eggplants.
  • Fava beans, a simple legume that might seem tedious to you but you'll be amazed by how many great recipes based on fava exist in Santorini.
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Gastronomy 2013

The year of gastronomy 2013 in Santorini is an opportunity for you to get familiar with not only the traditional Santorini cuisine, but also with famous gourmet Santorinian plates. Starting from the simplest natural ingredients and escalating to tasteful recipes we can promise you an unforgettable gastronomical experience. Traditional recipes along with gourmet creations and the exceptional Santorini wine will make you never wanting to leave the island.

The unique gastronomy of Santorini is in any case part of the island's culture; that's why you can enjoy them not only during 2013 but also in any of the following years. So don't worry if you missed it this year, there will be many opportunities when you visit Santorini.


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  • Photography exhibition 'Gastronomy'
    Until the 10th of September, 10:00-14:00 & 18:00-22:00
    Central Square of Pyrgos, Santorini
  • 7th Festival of Traditional Cycladic Cooking Nikolaos Tselementes
    5th - 7th September 18:30 - 23:00
    Central Square of Artemonas, Sifnos
  • Vera Gazi Photography Exhibition entitled MERAKI. (MERAKI:An intrinsic passion for quality expressed through love and care in the craft of living)
    13th, 16th - 27th September, 10:00 - 14:00
    Bellonio Cultural Center, Fira, Santorini
  • Oia, Divine Liturgy and Traditional Feast
    14th September, 07:30 - 11:00
    Oia, Santorini
  • Perissa, Divine Liturgy and Traditional Feast
    14th September, 07:30 - 11:00
    Perissa, Santorini
  • Kamari, Divine Liturgy and Traditional Feast
    24 September, 07:30 - 11:00
    Kamari, Santorini
  • Cartoon Exhibition on "Gastronomy in Santorini" - Awards
    29th September, 11:30 - 13:00
    "Estia Pyrgos Kallistis", Pyrgos, Santorini
  • "The Food of Love": Bites from two Centuries of Music Food
    29th September, 20:00 - 23:00
    Bellonio Cultural Center, Fira, Santorini (map)
  • IMIC2013 - Tourism and Gastronomy in the Spotlight
    17th -18th October, 09:00 - 19:00
    Petros M. Nomikos Conference Center
  • Mesaria, Divine Liturgy and Traditional Feast
    25th October, 20:30 - 23:30
    Mesaria, Santorini
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