Looking for something fun and unique to do in Santorini? We were, too! So when we saw there was a tour that combined eating at local restaurants and walking the famous Santorini streets we were all in. Here’s our experience on the Eat & Walk Santorini food tour and why you should include it in your island itinerary!
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The Delicious Santorini Food Scene
Beyond the glitz and glamour of Santorini, there is an amazing food scene waiting to be explored. We first found this tour when looking for different things to do on the island and thought it sounded too good to be true.
I mean strolling through magical Fira town while sampling traditional Greek food at some of the best Santorini restaurants? What a way to spend a day in the Greek islands!
The delicious food in Greece is one of the things that we love most about traveling to the country. Having been several times before, we have tried many local specialties, meals, and drinks. Still, we knew this would be a good refresher and that we’d also be able to taste some new and amazing food.
Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour
We met our guide at 10am in the main square of Firostefani ready for a day of fun. After some discussion we decided to skip breakfast, and oh are we glad we did! Over the next 4 hours, our tour made over 5 stops at different Santorini restaurants and bakeries with plenty of drinks mixed in.
Our guide was super outgoing, funny, and had a great knowledge of Santorini after living there for 16 years. We could tell immediately that he had a love for the island and a passion for great food! We also appreciated that it was a small group of 8 people and not one of the massive and overwhelming tours you see elsewhere on Santorini.
Aside from the great food, what really makes this tour special is the location. In between restaurants, we would stroll out to the cliffs of Fira or the beautiful stone paths of Firostefani. It felt like we were always about to come around the corner to another stunning view of Santorini! This really separated the Eat & Walk Santorini food tour from others we’ve done in Europe.
Our Favorite Santorini Restaurants & Food
On the Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour, we sampled the diverse cuisine of Greece’s most famous island. We were also impressed with how the food intertwined with the culture and history of Santorini.
The tour goes to some of the best Santorini restaurants but our guide would also stop and pull bakery treats and other fun snacks out from his bag to try. We’re not going to tell you everything we ate because you should really experience this tour for yourself! Nevertheless, here are a few of our favorites below to give you an idea.
Greek Coffee: Any day is better started with a coffee but this one was serious! On the side of a traditional Greek coffee were grapes smothered in honey.
Tomato Fritters: Tomato fritters (and tomatoes in general) are a staple of Greek food. These crispy treats are the perfect appetizer.
Souvlaki: We’ve eaten plenty of gyros in our day, but haven’t had much souvlaki! These grilled pork sticks were so juicy and a nice switch up from our favorite wrapped sandwich.
Moussaka: This is one of our all-time favorite things to eat so we were elated that it was part of the Santorini food tour! The regular moussaka was good but it was also cool to try a vegan one.
Loukamadas: We ended our Santorini food tour with a delicious dessert! These warm donuts were smothered in honey and the perfect finale to our day of eating.
Drinks on the Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour
Another part we really enjoyed about this tour was the drinks! If you didn’t know, beer, wine, and local spirits are just as much of a part of Greek cuisine as the food. Obviously, it was a must to have some while tasting these Santorini restaurants.
To us, nothing goes better with traditional Greek food than a glass of ice-cold white wine. It was also fun to experience one of the local breweries on the island as well. Lastly, we even got to taste a shot of the liquor grappa which was such a treat!
If you’d rather do something more drink-based the same company offers the Santorini Beer Walking Tour. We will definitely be checking this out the next time we visit Santorini.
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Should You Take a Santorini Food Tour?
Yes! Whether you’re a food lover or just out for a good time, then you will absolutely enjoy this tour. Even as seasoned travelers that have been to Greece before (and eaten a lot of food) we still had a blast.
It was also great for those who just arrived in Santorini and needed an introduction to Greek food. No matter what, you’re in for a fun day with the Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour!
Have any questions about the food in Santorini or want to share your own favorite Santorini restaurants? Leave us a comment below!
Brigitte & Jake
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This experience was made possible in collaboration with Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour. As always, any opinions and recommendations remain our own.
Where to Stay in Santorini Greece
Here are some hotel recommendations as well as inspiration for different areas of the island. As you can see, there is something for every type of traveler on Santorini!
Oia: Canaves Oia Epitome – Kastro Oia Houses – Allure Breeze Suites – The most iconic village in Santorini Greece with beautiful white-washed buildings & famous island and sunset views.
Fira: Atlantis Hotel – Pantelia Suites – Este Luxury Suites – The capital of Santorini is a great hub with lots of nightlife and shopping.
Imerovigli: Merovigliosso – Kasimatis by La Perla – Whitedeck Santorini – Traditional village with a laid-back feel. Yet still, with plenty of high-end hotels and restaurants.
Santorini Travel Inspiration
- 20 Fun Things to do in Santorini Greece on Your First Visit
- Fira to Oia Hike: Fun Guide to the Can’t Miss Santorini Trail
- Amoudi Bay Santorini: How to Explore the Charming Bay Below Oia Village
- 12 Fun Facts That Might Surprise You About Fira Santorini
- How to Visit Oia Santorini: Best Hotels + Sunset and Castle Tips
Greece Travel Planning
Information: Explore more articles on Santorini and other Greek islands such as Rhodes, Karpathos, Crete, & Milos!
For island hopping use FerriesinGreece to compare different routes, prices, and companies. The fast ferries like Sea Jets will cost more but often takes half the time of slower ferries like Blue Star!
Flights: We always check Skyscanner and Kayak to search for cheap flights. That’s how we got from Athens to Santorini for under $50 USD!
Accommodation: Always compare multiple sites to get the best deal. We search both Booking.com and Agoda! Also, Hostelworld should be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget.
Rental Car: You can book a rental car for as little as $20 a day in Greece! We use Discover Cars to explore the larger islands with a vehicle.
Tours: Go to Get Your Guide for hundreds of activities in Santorini. You can find everything from group sailing tours to private catamaran cruises. Go wine tasting around the island, horseback riding down the beach, or even jump on an ATV tour!
Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without insurance. We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years on the road and they are there when we need them.
Packing Lists: Find all the inspiration you need with our Amazon packing lists. Including electronics and camera gear, must-have medical items, and long flight essentials!