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Have you ever been to Santorini?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Weddings in Santorini

Did you know that the island of santorini is a top destination for weddings?

Many couples from around the world choose the magnificent island of the Aegean to be their wedding place.

If you are interested, here is a guide for more information: 


wedding in santorini

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kodochori

This village is at the east of Fira and hosts two wonderful mansions and the folklore museum where you can witness the daily activities of the former inhabitants of the island.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Spinach and cheese pie

Ingredients:
  • 1 kg fresh spinach
  • 250gr feta cheese
  • 1 large leek, finely chopped
  • 300gr spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1½ cup olive oil
  • ½ bunch dillweed, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt, pepper
  • 500gr phyllo dough

Preparation:
Pick, wash and blanch the spinach. Chop it, after squeezing out all excess liquid. Mash the feta cheese with a fork. Heat half of the oil and sauté the onions and the leek lightly. Remove the pot from the heat, add the dillweed, parsley, feta cheese, beaten eggs, spinach, salt and pepper, and stir to mix. Brush a baking pan with oil, and line it with half the sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each one with oil as it is added. Put in the filling and cover pie with the rest of the dough, oiling as before. Bake spinach and cheese pie in a moderate oven for one hour.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Night beat

Santorini’s nightlife is vibrant and vivid. Note that dining late is a natural habit in Greece; after admiring the beautiful sunset, unique and breathtaking, it’s time for a meal or snack at one of the oh so many cozy taverns or restaurants or fast food joints that are found around the island.
The variety is dazzling. You can enjoy Mediterranean fusion dishes, French haute-cuisine at extravagant, posh restaurants, or just grab a traditional souvlaki to go…
Entertainment will depend on what your mood desires. You can choose among beautiful little and quiet café, to relax and just observe the passers by, to more elaborate and extravagant fun like bouzouki clubs or night clubs playing international music. For those who are or feel young, there are clubs, bars, beach bars all over the island, where the night ends the next day…
There are clubs playing Greek folk or popular songs, known as bouzoukia, where someone can indulge in the world-famous Greek fun throwing flowers and dancing “syrtaki”. During summer months, a great number of bars and clubs, host parties and happenings bringing international DJs to play hip music.
Santorini provides entertainment for all tastes and budgets – for those young at heart and for singles to couples and families...for everyone!
Santorini has it all…and is ready to light up your night!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hiking the Volcano

Hiking the Volcano
Santorini owes its existence to the volcanic activities.
Downhill Fira to Mesa Gialos village, either hike (~20minutes) or ride the donkeys that take you to the old port, or use the cable car. After reaching the port, embark on a boat to Nea Kammeni.
Follow the path that takes you to the rim of the craters. Continue stepping on the lava that has become stone. Dark colors dominate in the surroundings, except from the red flowers that grow here and resemble the red color of the lava.
From the top of the dome of little Kammeni -the oldest part of Nea Kammeni- gaze at the antithesis between the white at the rim of Santorini’s cliff and the dark rocks that surround you.
Hot Springs
Reaching at the top of the dome of George A’, which is the highest point of Nea Kammeni (127meters); you can see Palaia Kammeni. Between Palaia and Nea Kammeni, lie the Hot Springs, where the greenish waters, due to the sulfur, rise to a temperature of 30-35oC. The part of stoned lava, where steam is emitted, has a white and yellow color. In other parts, joined black stoned lava, raise in front of you as huge sponge. The colors vary from pale to dark.
Return to the bay from a discernible path, after an almost 1 hour walk amongst craters and lavas on a monument of special natural beauty.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

White aubergine with spices in sesame crust

Ingredients:
  • 2 medium white aubergines of Santorini
  • ½ kilo flour (for all uses)
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons curry
  • 5 tablespoons white sesame
  • 5 tablespoons black sesame
  • 4 egg whites
  • 200ml crème

Preparation:
Peel and cut the aubergines in sticks (2cm thick). Beat the egg whites with the crème and deep the aubergine sticks in. Mix flour with salt, pepper, paprika, curry and sesame. Dry the aubergines and mix them with the flour mixture. Fry them in very hot oil, until they get a golden colour. Place them on kitchen paper to absorb the oil and serve. Accompany it with yogurt dip (yogurt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, finely chopped mint).