Cherry Tomato

It is the most famous product of the island. What is Its difference from the rest? Its skin is a little harder than the usual and it's very juicy inside.

This variety comes from Egypt, while the answer to the question of how it got to Santorini goes back centuries. But, however it got planted in the dry environment of the island, it's sure that the volcanic soil and the moisture of the caldera had something to do with the production of this unique vegetable.

The most likely version of how it first came to Santorini is that it was brought by the captains who transported with their ships large amounts of Thira's soil for the needs of the opening of the Suez Canal. Cherry tomato is mentioned for the first time in 1875 by folklorist I. Kyriakos, who wrote that it was cultivated on the slopes of Profitis Ilias hill.