Santorini. What to say about this place?! It is one of the most unique and special islands in the world!! Here you will find 21 of the best things to do in Santorini!
1. Sunset from Oia!
What a better way to start the list with the best things to do in Santorini than the worldwide famous sunset from Oia? Here there is no secret! Just find a nice spot (alert: it gets very crowded!) and just relax to enjoy this fabulous sunset!
2. Sunset Tours
If you want to skip the crowds in Oia and enjoy the sunset you can select the boat tours. A simple and affordable tour is Santorini: Volcanic Sunset Cruise. Now if you want to include dinner and drinks then the DreamCatcher Sunset Sailing Cruise in the Caldera would be ideal for you! It even included a pick up from your hotel.
3. Volcano visit
Let’s be honest. What makes Santorini unique and are not the good beaches, the nightlife, the excellent restaurants and the remarkable wines, but it is the volcano that makes all the difference and has created this dramatic scenery and formed this special island!
So, you can get the Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise, if you want to cruise around the island an get some free time at Nea Kameni volcano. with a dive in the springs, and watch the sunset over the island on a dinner cruise. If you prefer a smaller group then this tour would take you around the volcano, the hot springs, the old Venetian lighthouse and the White and Red Beach with lunch served and cocktails.
4. Fira to Oia Hiking
This is a trail of around 10 km and you might need 3-4 hours to complete it.
This is one of the most famous trails in Santorini and this because of the magical views that it offers. The trek begins at the Fira port and it passes Firostefani and Imerovigli villages til it reaches in Oia
It is quite easy to follow the trail, but I attach the below route that you can follow.
Quickly the starting point is the Archeological Centre in Fira and then you head northwest to Firostefani. Walk towards Firostefani and after passing by Saint Nicholas, you will continue through Imerovigli and you will see the famous Skaros rock. You can take a break at the chapel of Saint Antony or Prophet Elias before reaching the picturesque Oia.
5. Akrotiri Archeological Site
The ancient settlement was destroyed during the Theran eruption in the 16th century BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoes and many objects and artworks! Personally, I think this is the most important archaeological site in Santorini, so if you have some time just put it on your schedule. There is also a very interesting tour guide that shows you around and informs you about the history of the island, the eruption, and etc.
6. Wine Tasting
Santorini has one of the best and unique wines and consequently has plenty of great wineries! You start your visits from the Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and continue to the other 15 wineries!
If you want the best view the, then Santo Wines should be your only choice and if you want something quiet then Domaine Sigalas is the best choice. Personally, I prefer a new recent entry in Santorini wineries, which is Valsatis Vineyards.
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