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Greece is a beautiful country. Athens has its charms but the best place we’ve visited so far is Santorini. It’s one of the most breathtaking islands we’ve ever been to. It’s home to cliff-hanging cycladic houses, great seafood, and one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see. We loved picture-perfect Santorini!
Like many of the Mediterranean cuisines, Greek food was shaped by the “Mediterranean Triad” of olives, grains, and grapes. These staple crops formed the foundation of traditional Greek cuisine.
Athens is the capital of Greece and its largest city. It’s one of the world’s oldest cities with a recorded history spanning over 3,400 years. Home to Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it was a center for philosophy and the arts, and was a powerful city-state whose rise to prominence was tied to the development of the Port of Piraeus.
It’s no secret. Santorini is stunning. It’s considered by many to be one of (if not) the most beautiful islands in the world, which is why it receives an estimated two million visitors annually.
Is Santorini the most beautiful island in the world? Many people seem to think so. Famous for its cycladic houses and stunning caldera views, it has to be one of the most visually striking islands in the world.
Tourism is the primary industry in Santorini. This picture-perfect island in the Aegean Sea receives an estimated two million visitors annually. With so many tourists enjoying its caldera views year after year, hundred of restaurants have sprung up across the island offering a wide variety of fare from seafood to Greek to Asian and Italian.
Framed between volcanic red rocks and the Aegean Sea, Amoudi Bay is a tiny fishing port located about 300 steps below the town of Oia. In spite of its remote location, it’s become one of the island’s worst kept secrets, often cited as being one of the best places to enjoy great seafood while watching Santorini’s spectacular sunset.
Tavern Tzanakis is a Greek restaurant in Megalochori, a village in the southwestern half of Santorini. It’s owned and operated by a lovely Greek family offering the most delicious examples of classic Santorinian fare like fava, ntomatokeftedes, saganaki, and dolmadakia.
Metaxi Mas is a Cretan and Santorinian restaurant in Exo Gonia, a small village in south central Santorini. From locals to bloggers to reviewers on TripAdvisor, all signs pointed to Metaxi Mas as being the best restaurant on the island.
Santorini’s best wines are made with its flagship Assyrtiko grape, a highly acidic grape often referred to as a “white grape in red’s clothing” due to its high alcohol content and propensity to produce full-bodied wines.