As lockdown continues, Lorindale take you on a virtual journey to Santorini. This inspirational trip is one of their favourites—follow along to bring this destination alive in the comfort of your home.


Food & Drink

Santorini Style Eggplant with Cheese (Melitzanes Santorinis)

2 tablespoons Greek olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh, chopped mint

1 tablespoon fresh, chopped basil

3 1/2 cups canned, diced tomato, juices drained

4 medium-sized eggplants, cleaned and cut into 1/2 inch slices

2 cups grated, meltable cheese, such as Kefalotiri or Mozzarella

Drizzle the olive oil into a deep skillet and set the heat to medium. After about a minute, add the onions and saute until soft, about five minutes. Stir in the garlic and saute for another minute. Stir in the mint, basil, and tomatoes and cook for another five minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Films

Here is a list with some of the most famous films ever made on this gorgeous island. Some of them you know, while others will come as a surprise!

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

This film was a huge success, starring Angelina Jolie. Some of the scenes were filmed in Santorini. The endless blue of the Aegean, the marvelous filming of the caldera from below and the Greek celebration…these are all elements typical of Santorini! Of course, there is no historic accuracy in the plot. But nobody seems to care, as the film never claimed to be a documentary!

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005)

In this film, four teens share their blue jeans and send a package all over the world. Yes, it is the adaptation of a novel for teens. If you want to watch Blake Lively in her career baby steps, this is a great opportunity. Plus, you will get to see some of the most beautifully depicted scenes the island. One of the girls, Lena Kaligaris, comes from Santorini. So she visits her family and the adventure begins.

D’ Agostino (2011)

Well, this is definitely not the typical Hollywood movie! In fact, this thriller is controversial and does not enjoy universal acclaim. It is about the life of a business man from London, who is fed up with his life. So what he does is find the true meaning in Santorini. Although everyone would agree with the ethereal side of Santorini, this is not the case in this thriller…

Summer Lovers (1982)

Traveling back in time now, this romantic comedy stars Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher. Have you ever listened to “I am so excited” by the Pointer Sisters? The song was in this soundtrack. The story is about a young couple from the US traveling to Santorini for summer vacations. Even though they have been a couple for many years, they will have their relationship tested on the island.

Santorini Blue (2013)

This story should not be left out of the list with movies shot in Santorini. Its name says it all! It was supposed to be “a story about love, heartbreak and passion”, according to the description. Unfortunately, fans were not satisfied overall. It is a pleasant story to watch, though. Santorini landscapes certainly add to the experience, without a doubt!

Music

Until The Last Moment – Yanni

The little demon’s lullaby – Zero Project

Sick In Santorini – Dada

Books

The Summer House in Santorini

Anna’s running away. From a failed relationship, her ruined career and her complicated family life.

On the island of Santorini, with its picturesque villas and blue-tiled roofs, and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean washing away her sadness, Anna has never felt more alive.

And then there is gorgeous, mysterious Niko. Will Anna lose her heart in more ways than one?

One Summer in Santorini

Sarah has had enough of men. It’s time to rekindle her first true love – travel – so she books a sailing trip around the Greek islands with a group of strangers.

The very last thing Sarah wants is to meet someone new… But then a gorgeous American man boards her yacht and she knows she’s in trouble. And when she also encounters a handsome silver fox who promises her the world, she realises that trouble really does come in twos.

Will Sarah dive into a holiday fling, embark on a relationship, or stick to her plan – steer clear of men, continue her love affair with feta, and find her own way after all?