Known to be one of the most popular holiday destinations, Santorini in Greece lies on the Aegean Sea banks. As you explore Santorini, this island is beautified with white and blue architecture that looks simply stunning. What makes it a famous destination are its picturesque surroundings, majestic sunsets, spectacular cliffs, and ethereal cave-like hotels.
It has been termed as heaven on earth by the tourists, who flock to Santorini for experiencing luxury at its best amidst a quaint atmosphere. Let’s take a look at what you can expect in Santorini.
1. Watching Sunset in Oia
Enjoying sunset views at Oia should at the top of your list of things to do in Santorini. It gets slightly busy with tourists around sunset as everyone wants to have the most picturesque view and capture amazing photos. To get the best view of the sunset, you can book a table at a hotel that offers a clear view.
2. Checking the Real Atlantis
I’m sure you’ve heard of “Real Atlantis,” so experiencing the past of Atlantis is a must. Known as the home of legendary Atlantis City. Part of Santorini was sunk in the ocean because of a massive volcanic eruption in the 16th century. Indeed, archeologists have found the Akrotiri Archeological area that will take you into the past of Atlantis. You will get a glimpse of the real Atlantis that lies beneath the ocean.
3. Tasting Greek Wine at Santo’s Winery
Holidays are incomplete without a glass of wine. If you are in Santorini; then, your vacation is incomplete without tasting Greek wine at Santo’s Winery. The taste of the wine is simply wonderful and do not forget to enjoy all the amazing Greek delicacies available.
4. Hiking to Santorini Volcano
As you explore Santorini further, a hike to Santorini Volcano’s top will unfold more picturesque views. Never forget to wear your sneakers as it is a rocky area that will unveil the effects of volcanic eruptions. This may not always be an option that is available if the volcano is no longer “dormant”. Be sure to speak with someone from your hotel or welcome center for the latest on the volcano.
5. Sailing Around Santorini
Leaving Santorini without sailing is something that you should not miss. Numerous boats will sail you around the island and allow for a dive in the deep blue sea as well. Indeed, the boat tour will take you to some of the dramatic parts of the island that you’ll love.
6. Checking the Village Pyrgos
This is a small village of about 1000 residents only. Here you will find friendly locals and some of Santorini Island’s best views as the village is constructed on a hilltop. If you’re interested in what day to day life looks like in Santorini, then this is your best spot.
7. Visiting Profitis Ilias
It is a monastery lying on the highest point of Santorini mountain. You can visit this place for its stunning monastic buildings and views of the surroundings. A perfect spot for photos.
8. Hike from Fira to Oia
A hike on the Caldera train from Fira to Oia is a great way to explore and get amazing opportunities to take photos, along with some exercise. You will come across majestic views of the ocean, the cliffs, and the mountains as well.