Perhaps the most romantic island in the world, Santorini charms visitors with its unique architectural style and the rareness of its rough nature. A trip to Santorini is a dream for any romantic soul in the world as well as for any traveler in search of the perfect sunset, the most powerful and breathtaking island experience, or the most unique beaches. Regardless of the amount of days you spend in Santorini, it is certain that you will not tire of discovering new points of interest on this truly magnificent island.
Things to do in Santorini Greece
Begin your journey by taking on any of the numerous occasions for an excursion. For those interested in the legend of the Lost Atlantis, a visit to the two volcanoes of New and Old Kameni is the perfect introduction to the beginning of the creation of today's Santorini. For those interested in trekking, the distances on the island are relatively small and they are all quite interesting. For instance, beginning from Fira, you can walk your way up to Firostefani and Imerovigli, enjoying the most spectacular views of the volcano and the Aegean, preferably at sunset or early morning. Sightseers will follow the old path which continues up to Oia, taking in the best views. Walking on the edge of the cliff is a truly unique experience that will accompany you throughout your life.
Additionally, you can leisurely stroll the small streets as well as the main marble-paved street of the incredibly picturesque village of Oia, acquainting yourself with the numerous shops and galleries, as well as another way of living in near cave-homes, carved in the rocks. Another interesting walk is the path to Ancient Thira, over Kamari and Perissa. The city was founded in the 9th century BC by Dorian colonists and it’s really worth the visit among others for the incredible view from the top. Finally, the most interesting tour to this island is without a doubt the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, as it is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Aegean. Any visitor can’t help but feel real emotion and excitement at the thought of wandering into one of the most important Aegean cities of the 20th-17th century BC.
Santorini Greece Food and Wines
In addition to its unique mystical side, Santorini also fascinates visitors with its culinary surprises. Capers, white eggplant, fava and dry cherry tomatoes are only some of the culinary ambassadors of the island, which in the hands of well-known, talented chefs are transformed into delicious dishes. The new style gourmet restaurants of Santorini are many and in addition to the breathtaking views of the volcano, they offer equally impressive and unexpected dishes. Ideal companions of the wonderful flavors one will try on the island are the Santorini wines, that come in original varieties and special flavors, in part thanks to the volcanic earth. Of course, the most well-awarded of all is the famous Vinsanto wine, awarded "Wine of the sun."
Santorini Greece Nightlife
Never-ending is the nightlife in Santorini with a varied selection of bars, clubs and atmospheric bistros, but you should save some of your energy for the day as well, as the fun continues in the stylish beach bars that add to the experience of the most special beaches in the Aegean. Kamari, Perissa, the Red and White Beach are just some of the options available to the visitor who wants to be impressed by the unexpected color of water and sand, as well as the unique sculptures of volcanic rocks.
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