Discover 10 terrific experiences on Santorini
Santorini, Greece, is a stunning destination known for its breathtaking views, picturesque villages, and unique volcanic landscape. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Santorini:
1. Discover AKROTIRI ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE
Explore the ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri, a well-preserved archaeological site buried under volcanic ash for centuries. Discover the ruins of houses, frescoes, and artifacts that provide a glimpse into the past civilization.
2. Swim at AMOUDI BAY
Located below Oia, Amoudi Bay is a charming fishing village with clear turquoise waters. Take a refreshing swim, enjoy fresh seafood at the waterfront tavernas, or even cliff jump if you're feeling adventurous.
3. Experience Santorini's CUISINE
Indulge in the local gastronomy by trying traditional dishes like fava (yellow split pea puree), tomatokeftedes (tomato fritters), and fresh seafood. Don't forget to sample the famous Santorinian wine and enjoy a sunset dinner at a cliffside restaurant.
4. Visit FIRA
The capital of Santorini, Fira, offers a vibrant atmosphere with its bustling streets, shops, restaurants, and bars. Take a walk along the cliffside promenade, admire the views, and explore the charming alleys of this beautiful town.
5. Take a Boat Trip to the NEA KAMENI VOLCANO
Embark on a boat tour to the Nea Kameni volcano. Hike to the crater, witness the volcanic landscape, and marvel at the panoramic views of the island and the sea.
6. Explore OIA
Visit the iconic village of Oia, famous for its whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets, enjoy the stunning views of the Caldera, and catch a mesmerizing sunset from one of the cliffside viewpoints.
7. Discover PYRGOS
Hilltop Pyrgos Kallistis sits in the Mount Profitis Ilias foothills, surrounded by vineyards producing renowned Assyrtiko white wines. Its steep, medieval alleys are home to wine bars and tavernas, galleries, and boutiques.
8. Relax on RED BEACH
Head to the Red Beach, named after its unique red volcanic cliffs and sands. Enjoy the striking colors of the landscape, soak up the sun, and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
9. Visit the Prehistoric THERA MUSEUM
Located in Fira, the Prehistoric Thera Museum showcases a fascinating collection of artifacts recovered from the ancient site of Akrotiri. Admire the pottery, sculptures, and objects that shed light on the island's history.
10. Explore the WINE REGION
Santorini is renowned for its wine production, particularly the Assyrtiko grape variety. Take a wine tour and visit the local wineries, learn about the unique viticulture techniques, and indulge in wine tasting while enjoying the picturesque vineyards.
BEST TIME TO GO: May & September is the best time to visit Santorini to enjoy a genuine Greek island experience without the massive tourist crowds but with the lovely hot weather Greece is known for.
HOW TO GET THERE: You can fly directly to Santorini. Thira Airport, serves daily domestic flights from Athens but is also connected with many international airports around Europe.
HOW TO GET AROUND: The best way to get around Santorini is on foot or by bus. You'll see that it's easy to walk around the tiny seaside towns, but the bus is best to get from one town to another. There are KTEL bus routes from Fira (the capital city) to many different destinations around the main island.
SLEEP @ ANEMA BOUTIQUE HOTEL & VILLAS
Anema Boutique Hotel & Villas is a luxurious collection of villas set in a 6000 square-meter property in the stunning countryside of Santorini. Discover a place, where luxury meets nature, local flair and freedom.
SLEEP @ ARTEMIS VILLAS
Situated in magical Imerovigli, nestled amongst traditional white washed settings on the cliffs facing Skaros, 400 meters from sea level offering panoramic, uninterrupted views of the volcanic island that is Megali Kameni, the world famous Caldera and of course the deep blue waters of the Aegean a setting that you will remember for years to come...
SLEEP @ ATHINA LUXURY SUITES
Savor all the best of Fira from Athina Luxury Suites. Just steps away from decadent restaurants and the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Santorini, this boutique hotel is the place to experience Greek culture. Yet, tucked away in a quiet, picturesque neighborhood, guests are wrapped in privacy and tranquility.
SLEEP @ BLACK DIAMOND SUITES
Black Diamond Suites are built on the hillside of historical Akrotiri. It consists of four wonderful suites with panoramic views facing the caldera, the volcano, Fira, and Oia. One of the top destinations in the Mediterranean. At Black Diamond Suites you will enjoy comfort, tranquility and comfort. Each suite has its own balcony or courtyard with a heated swimming pool or heated jacuzzi.
SLEEP @ REMEZZO SANTORINI
In a prime position for Santorini’s sunset, Remezzo offers the rare luxury of Caldera views without the crowds. The cliffside setting is almost too beautiful to be true: whitewashed houses and domed churches honeycombed between blue sea and cobalt skies.
EAT @ ARIALE RESTAURANT
Ariale Restaurant is located on the beach at Kamari and serve a mix of Greek and Italian dishes & a variety of delicious seafood.
Perched high above the water and snuggled next to Athina Luxury Suites, Esperisma combines breathtaking views with an incredible menu to satisfy any palate. At Esperisma, they continually strive towards culinary innovation and creativity to offer guests an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
EAT @ FEREDINI RESTAURANT
Christos Markozanes and Stavros Siagalas have created in the traditional settlement of Oia, this beautiful outdoor courtyard dinning area where they present dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine blended with the local products giving emphasis in what they call Creative Greek Cuisine.
Discover the beautiful and versatile landscape of Santorini with a guided ATV-Quad tour. Listen to locals share their love for the amazing cycladic islands as they you the most beautiful locations and views on this spectacular island.
PLAY @ SANTOMAX TOURS & TRANSFERS
If you are looking for quality and comfort, SantoMax Tours & Transfers offers professional/VIP transport services. Their company offers vehicles for 1-16 passengers. Latest technology vehicles with the most stringent specifications. Vans, minibusses and coaches of all types and categories.
PLAY @ VISTA YACHTING
Discover the beauty of Santorini with Vista Yachting on a unique boat tour. Experience the thrill of exploring the island's hidden gems, including the iconic Red Beach and the Santorini volcano hot springs. Take in the stunning views of the Caldera and catch the most beautiful Santorini sunset in the Aegean Sea.