21 Delicious Food to Eat in Santorini

Greek food, how delicious is it?

If you have never tried it, don't worry, you are going to fall in love with it while visiting Santorini.

Like most of the rest of the world, also in Greece, there are national and local recipes.


While in Santorini, you will find many of the national dishes and if you don't know them, have a look at my article "39 Delicious Food and Drinks to Try in Greece" and if you like sweets, read "20 Most Amazing Sweets You Have to Try in Greece" to have a better idea about all the most delicious Greek dishes.


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In this article, I listed all the local Santorini dishes you cannot miss to try. They are all made with local ingredients, and they are, in my opinion, the best way to know the island as it deserves.


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1. Greek Yogurt:


If you are a yoghurt lover as I am, you are going to love the Greek one.

It is so creamy and delicious and trusts me that Greek yoghurt in Greece is very different from the Greek yoghurt you can buy in any supermarket worldwide.


In Greece, it has an entirely different level of goodness.

It is perfect on its own or with some sweet local honey and maybe some nuts.

It is doesn't matter how you eat it. It is going to be delicious every time.

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2. Spanakopita:


Spanakopita is a delicious savoury local spinach pie, absolutely perfect as part of your lunch, dinner or a quick snack at any time of the day.

It is made with spinach (of course), parsley, onions, garlic, dry dill, eggs and feta cheese, all wrapped up in light layers of phyllo pastry.


Then it all goes to the oven to be perfectly baked.

This is a must-try while in Santorini. You can get it in local restaurants but also a local bakery. It is the perfect solution for a healthy and very cheap meal.

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3. Tiropita:


Tiropita is a cheese pie made with layers of phyllo pastry and filled with a delicious mix of eggs and cheese. You can find it in most bakeries and local lunch spots. It is very filling and highly cheap (1,20 euros).

When it is made with kasseri cheese, it is called kasseropita.



4. Kolokithokeftedes:


If you like courgettes/zucchini, you are going to love this Greek dish.

Kolokithokeftedes is fried courgettes balls, the perfect starter for your meal or as a main course.


I honestly like them so much I had them as a main course.


You can find them in every local restaurant, and they are always delicious (I loved them with some tzatziki sauce on the side).



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5. Tomatokeftedes:


Another excellent "meze" is the Tomatokeftedes.

They are fried tomatoes balls originally from Santorini.


They are made with tomatoes pureed, flour, herbs, spices, onion, parsley, min, sal and black peppers, all mixed to create a dought and then deep-fried.

Better served with Tzatziki (honestly, while in Greece you will eat a lot of Tzatziki, it goes with everything).


 

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6. Keftes/Kofta:


Keftes is a way to call different things, like croquettes, fritters or patties made with vegetables and other ingredients. While the Kofta is made with meat.


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7. Greeks olives:


Greece is a paradise for olive lovers. Here you are going to find so many different types of olives that you will eat a different one every day during your vacation.

You will get them as aperitivo while you wait for your meal at a restaurant or as part of a local dish.

Tip: The good thing is that they sell them also in vacuum bags so that you can bring some back home with you as souvenirs for yourself and your family.

This could be the perfect souvenir for an olive lover.

 

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8. Saganaki:


In Greek, Saganaki means a wide variety of dishes prepared in a frying pan, the most famous and known is the fried cheese served with a slice of lemon.

I had it more than once, and it was served with a spicy sauce instead of lemon.


The cheese used to prepare this delicious Saganaki is the Graviera, but you can use different hard cheeses that melt beautifully.

While in Santorini, try the Saganaki Prawns, a real delicacy.


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9. Choriatiki or Greek Salad:


One of the most famous salads is the Greek salad, honestly, who doesn't love it?

I had it almost every day while visiting Greece.


It was my favourite lunch, while on the beach or to keep myself light while exploring. If you don't know this salad, here are the ingredients:

tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh onions, olives, feta cheese, green peppers, olive oil and a lot of oregano.


Also, try the Santorini salad, a Greek salad made with capers and Chlorotyri cheese.


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10. Moussaka:

Moussaka is a must to try while in Greece. It is delicious and very filling.

If you order one portion for yourself, you won't probably be able to eat anything else after it (or maybe you will, I couldn't).


It is made with eggplants or potatoes, tomatoes, ground meat sauce (like Italian bolognese ragu), bechamel sauce, cheese, onions, garlic and cinnamon.

It is like an Italian lasagna, but instead of pasta, there are aubergines, absolutely yummy!



 

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11. Chlorotyri:


Chlorotyri is a delicious goat cheese produced only in Santorini and you cannot find it anywhere else because it is produced only in small quantities by local producers.


The taste is a bit sour, and it is very creamy. You can find it in the Santorini salad (the Santorini version of the Greek salad, but with the addition of Chlorotyri cheese and capers).


You can also buy it in some local food shops. My advice is to eat it spread on pita bread with some veggies on the side.


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12. Dolmades:


This very particular Ottoman dish is made in different ways.

They can be made with rice, rice and meat, fish, vegetables or fruits, wrapped up with leaves, usually with grape ones, but can also be wrapped up in cabbage leaves.


They are delicious and filling.

My favourite way to eat them is by dipping them in Tzatziki sauce.


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13. Souvlaki:


Souvlaki is the most famous Greek street food.

It is small pieces of grilled meat on a skewer. The original recipe is with pork. But you can find it made with chicken, lamb, fish like swordfish and vegetables.


It is usually marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic and oregano and then grilled, ready for you to eat straight away, in the street or seated with a good fresh glass of beer.

They are usually served with fries, rice or fresh vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions) and, of course, the delicious Tzatziki sauce.


A very cheap way to have a healthy lunch while exploring Greece.


 

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14. Gyros:


Gyros is one of the things that will save your wallet while in Greece. You can find it everywhere. It is delicious, healthy and crazy cheap.


Gyros is a sandwich made with pita bread, filled with grilled meat, including pork, chicken, beef or lamb (previously marinated with Greek herbs), fresh onions, fries and tzatziki sauce.

The cheapest one I ate was in Athens, and it cost me only 2 euros, in Santorini the price is between 2.50-4.00 euros.

 

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15. Fava Me Koukia:


Fava Me Koukia is a cream made with local fava beans, onion, capers and tomatoes.

You can eat it as it is or with pita bread.


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16. Kleftiko:


Kleftiko is a very simple but delicious Greek dish. It is made with lamb marinated with olive oil, lemon juice, herbs and then wrapped up in baking paper with onions and potatoes. Then roasted very slowly until it is so tender, you can break it with a spoon.