Be an AirBnB pro in Santorini – cook amazing dishes
AirBnB is a great way to save on travel costs, that’s nothing new. And Santorini is no exception, you get all types of airbnbs ranging from very simple rooms to exclusive house locations with views, privacy and great interiors. I’m quite saure there’s something for everyone on there.
What people forget is that you can actually cook at your Santorini home and that would be one more way to bond with your travel partners. Santorini has some amazing markets that offer fresh local produce and I would say cooking authentic Greek dishes here is a breeze. So here’s some simple hacks on how to eat amazing food every day for a fraction of what it would cost in a restaurant!
Grilled fish. Santorini is one of the best places for Greek seafood. The problem is that the demand for the local restaurants is so high, that the prices have skyrocketed recent years. You can easily grill your own fish in your AirBnb and it will be no different. Any fish market will sell you extra fresh fish, my recommendation would be Tsipoura – a nice white fish, very traditional for grilling in around here.
Simple Greek Salad. This is a classic, of course. And the best part about Greek salad is that it is so damn simple to make – the secret lies in combining the fresh ingredients. Just head to the local store and buy some feta, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and whatever else your heart desires and mix it together. Optionally add some grated cheese on top for some kick and you’re done – simple as that! You can also just pay attention to the exact ingredients of your favorite Greek salad and recreate it.
Greek Fava. Another classic around here – very filling and heartwarming dish that’s easy to make and has few ingredients. Here’s a great recipe.
Desert – fruit with Greek yoghurt and local honey. One of my solid favorites that basically requires no cooking at all. Buy your favorite fresh fruit in the local bazar, have some nice Greek yoghurt (Total yogurt) to go with it and top it off with some extra sweet honey from the local street sellers you will see around Santorini villages. Heaven!
A lot of the Greek cuisine is very simple, that is the charm of it. And of course, this is a chance to have a glass or two of great wine and connect with people over some great cooking. :)