A volcanic island locates in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name. The island remains the home of a small, but flourishing, wine industry, based on the indigenous grape variety, Assyrtiko, which produces such renowned wines as the sweet and strong Vinsanto, and extremely dry white wines with strong citrus scents. The traditional architecture of Santorini is made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with volcanis ashes used as colors. Santorini is home to unique produce, including cherry tomatoes that are extremely flavorful, white eggplants that are very sweet, and katsoúni, a unique local variety of cucumbers.


Text: AMURA ± Photo: Schwarzwald-Tourismus, Visit México, Ofna. Española de Tursimo.