Good morning, dear friends! One of the most well-known Jesuits who lived in Santorini was Father Francesco Richard. In his work, “Relation de ce qui s’est passé de remarquable à Sant-Erini, isle de l’Archipel”, he presents Santorini products in the 17th century. “Santorini produces enough barley, but not wheat. Pastures are scarce as there are…

Good morning, dear friends! Have you tasted the local wine? The main wine varieties of Santorini are dry white: Assyrtico, Athiri and Aidani. Santorini wine has twice as much polyphenols compared to other wines and strong antioxidant effects which contribute to good health and longevity! Aidani and Assyrtico taste fresh and fruity while Nychteri is…

Good morning, dear friends! Santorini is for another year the number one island destination on earth. Some of the most important sights on the island are the prehistoric city of Akrotiri, Ancient Thera and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira. Every year 250,000 travelers visit the archaeological site of Akrotiri and become acquainted with…

Good morning, dear friends! Enjoy this beautiful day lying by the splendid pool of your hotel or on your beautiful balcony with cool drinks and snacks. Choose delicious Greek fruits, yogurt or one of the famous Greek salads. You will surely find in the menu an ice cream or a desert that will make you…

Good morning, dear friends! October seems to be the best month to do anything you plan (or don’t plan) on the island. Would you like to go trekking? How about sailing in the caldera and hiking up the volcano? Or maybe relax and sunbathe at the black beaches? Perhaps none of the above, just sit…

Good morning, dear friends! Today, 16 October is World Food Day. The Greek islands eating habits have always been healthy, although the quantity was quite limited in the past. The islanders’ diet consisted mainly of fresh fish (obviously!), and pulses, which formed the basis for the famous Mediterranean diet. More specifically, Santorini is considered unique,…

Good morning, dear friends! Megalochori is a village whose existence is recorded from the mid- 17th century. It is considered one of the most traditional villages of Santorini and has interesting history.  The village name (“megalo chorio” means “big village” in Greek) probably comes from the great extent of the vineyard that surrounds the small…

Good morning, dear friends! Although foreign wine varieties were imported and have tried to grow in Santorini from the 19th century until today, none was able to displace the local variety Assyrtiko. This variety has survived thanks to its immunity to vine diseases, such as phylloxera, that hit large areas of Greece and Europe. It…

Good morning, dear friends! Your beautiful hotel, the romantic balcony, the restaurant at the edge of the cliff, the blue sky above, the warm black stones which press your back, the rock you once stood on with your partner to say goodnight to the sun… they all become the center of the world. From anywhere…

Good morning, dear friends! The castle of Emporeio is located at the hilltop of the village. It was built in the Middle Age and its entrance closed with large crossbars to protect the residents. There was also a prison. Goulas, the tower west of the castle, was built in the 15th century by the Venetians…