An abbot of the Capuchin monastery in Ano Syros (Cyclades) brought the first cherry tomatoes to Greece in 1818. The variety of tomato began to be regularly cultivated in 1875. By the 1900s, 20,000 acres of tomatoes were regularly being harvested in Santorini. Tomato production has declined since this time due to various environment, political, and tourism issues.
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- "Santorini from the Late 19th Century to 1956 — The Thera Foundation". Therafoundation.org. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
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