Santorini – A Photo Roll of Food

I’ve decided to try something new! I take so many photos, especially when I travel and visit markets, and a lot of times they sit in folders, unused. I love getting pics of fresh vegetables at a market stand, funky cheeses at local shops and lots and lots of beautiful, fresh-looking meals. Rather than bore my friends on facebook with them all, I’ve decided to post a monthly photo-roll with my favorite munching-related shots. 

In August, I was in Santorini (Thira), Greece, alternating between lounging at the pool and climbing mountains in the heat. In the midst of that, there was plenty of eating and drinking in the sun and among the sea breezes of Greece.

While I’ve been holding on to these for a while, I’ve been quite eager to post them, especially since that’s where I was inspired to make my own souvlaki.

Hotel balcony beer-off! The winner: Fix

In typical fashion, rather than spending our opening hour sitting on the beach, or stealing a poolside seat, we wandered into town to stock up on beer, feta cheese and fresh fruit. After the beer tasting, we stuck to Fix for our hotel room beverage needs, which led to terrible jokes about getting our “fix”.

Local cheese and vegetables for breakfast!

And yogurt with local honey

The hotel breakfasts were actually worth looking forward to, which was a very pleasant surprise. It was even better because it was included, but the food was so fresh and so tasty. We tried all sorts of random samplings of Greek food, though my favorite, the dolmades, only made an appearance once.

Grilled fish of the day and an ocean view is the way to go.

More fish! Hello little guys.

We ate lots and lots of grilled fish. If a restaurant didn’t have a fresh fish to try, it probably wasn’t worth going to for us. It didn’t get much better than sitting by the ocean, lazily flaking our fish and enjoying the moment.

What a view in Thirassia! Shame it closes at 4 pm.

Cheap, tasty local wine. The best kind of wine.

Seriously. So cheap.

It’s easy to get spoiled when light, drinkable summery white wine gets as expensive as 5 euros for a liter in a restaurant. “This is great!” you might think, and wonder why every weekend lunch isn’t accompanied with a glass of refreshing white. And then you get home and notice that a £7 bottle of white is passable and that it’s not hot or sunny… and you’re not walking to restaurants in a bathing suit.

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