Afar experiential logo
No more boring mornings.
Get AFAR newsletters and wake up to amazing travel destinations.
By clicking the Sign Up button, you accept our Privacy Policyand Terms of Service.
Post display cropped open uri20120820 28601 1cs0shy?1383795094

Volcanic Produce: White Aubergines

Large arrow left

We don't normally shop when we travel, but the local markets in Santorini that are perched on top of the caldera really got our attention. Grocery shopping is definitely that much more exciting when you have the Aegean Sea as the backdrop. These markets sell local produce that can only be grown in the volcanic soil of Santorini. It's called the "white aubergine," or the white eggplant. Unlike other eggplants, the white eggplants don't have seeds, and have sweeter taste. They are typically served in local dish called melitzanosalata, which means "eggplant dip."

read moreread less>
I've been here
No one has been here. Be the first.
Does this place need a closer look by our editors? Let us know.