Santorini’s dry volcanic soil is the origin of some unique indigenous varieties; we all know of the famous Santorinian wines, and most have probably heard of the cherry tomatoes, the white eggplants and the fava beans. The latter is a legume, honored by the locals
When asking around for Santorini’s hidden spots or less publicized locales, two names seemed to pop up instantly in the local’s thoughts; one was Columbos, and the other was Cambia, and both were acclaimed as the “secret gems” of the island. But what is the
The imposing volcanic landscape of Santorini, scarred by the island’s troubled history showcases a unique architectural style, unlike anything else in the Aegean. The most significant symbol of Santorini’s architecture are the cave houses – yposkafa as they are known, which were the main housing
One thing that is engraved deeply in the hearts of the Greeks is their religious faith, and their love and respect for the church and the local saints. Every church has a certain day when the Saint it is dedicated to is commemorated and celebrated.
For centuries, the island of Santorini was known under a different name, Thera, after the namesake Spartan king who first settled on the island roughly in the 8th century BC, after its abandon for centuries due to the devastating volcanic eruption of 1600BC.
On my last visit to Pyrgos, a village on one of the highest spots of Santorini, I was, to my delight, invited by Penelope to taste her traditional cooking, in Penelope’s tavern, and today, I finally got the chance to visit her.