Greek Sailing Tour – Santorini Year of Food
Santorini has declared 2013 as the “Year of Gastronomy” and with the MedSailors transfer service you can easily take part in this festival after sailing Greece this summer.
The authorities have now embarked on an effort to further promote local products already famous and appreciated in Greece and abroad, the pick of the bunch being:
The Santorini Cherry Tomato – The famous Santorini cherry tomato is a unique variety that flourishes thanks to the arid soil and dominated the islands cultivating from the 18th to the 20th century. Tomato paste and tomato balls (a traditional dish of Santorini) are produced from cherry tomato and have a really inimitable taste.
Fava-Split peas – Santorini split peas have also distinctive attributes as they become mushy on their own, they have a purer aroma and they are tighter. You will find them in many recipes, along with onion, with small pieces of pork, with aubergines and tomatoes, as well as in the form of soup.
Fresh cheese – Fresh goat cheese with a creamy texture and a slightly sour taste.
Capers – In the island you will find shrubs of wild capers, from which we collect the blossom and the leaves. It has a characteristic sharp aroma and a spicy taste.
White aubergine – It differs from the others as it is sweet and juicy due to the particular features of the soil.
Katsouni – It is a type of a very tasty cucumber.
Courgette – The round shape is its main feature.
Watermelon – It is small and dark, with many seeds. Santorini’s watermelon stands out because of its taste.
The promotion of Greek gastronomy is one of the Tourism ministry’s immediate priorities in its effort to add to the tourism product and extend the tourist season in Greece. The official inauguration of Santorini’s Year of Gastronomy was held at the Bellonio Cultural Foundation in Fira on February 3.