You will find no other island in the world like Santorini. Created by a volcano, the spectacular rim of the caldera will provide endless hours of contemplation and romance as you gaze at the view or strolling through the alleyways between the stunning, brilliant white buildings of the villages, teetering on the edge of the cliff. We have compiled a list of the best things to do and see in Santorini so you make the most of your holiday on this amazing greek island.
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Here you’ll find a cosmopolitan atmosphere, traditional Cycladic houses that are half under ground, narrow lanes paved with marble flagstones, two storey neo-classical mansions, little shops, and high-end bars and restaurants. This is Santorini’s most beautiful village but also the one most geared to tourism. Come here an hour before sunset, sit yourself down on a wall or some bar in the west end of the town, near the castle. And you’ll be treated to one of the most spectacular sunsets you’ve ever seen. Two steep paths lead down to the sea: one to the little port of Armeni, where there’s a chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas, and the other to the small beach of Ammoudi and some fish tavernas.
Santorini owes its dramatic beauty to a volcanic eruption and geological upheavals have left their mark everywhere: the black beaches, the precipice surrounding the caldera, the twisted, colourful rocks and the steep cliffs all give the island a distinctive quality.
Head to Oia’s village fortress, the finest spot to view the sun diving into the Aegean Sea. Well, you will not be alone because others will have the same idea with you but the crowding is worth it. Undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Santorini is to experience the magical view of the sunset.
Tip: Book a Hotel or Villa at the Caldera so you can enjoy the stunning views of the Aegean Sea and sunset from the comfort and privacy of your terrace. Contact us and we will book the best stay in Santorini for you.
Wine making in Santorini dates back thousands of years to the 3rd milleniumB.C. The excavations in Akrotiri Village, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of Greece, revealed findings like burnt vines or decorations of grapes on ancient pots proving that vine cultivation was very popular at that time in the island. What makes the island of Santorini so unique is the special ecosystem, created by the continuous explosions of the local volcano and the lava that burned the rocks and made the land absorbing, porous and rich in porcelain.
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Ancient Akrotiri in Santorini is one of the best archaeological sites in Greece. Known as the “Pompeii of the Aegean”, the prehistoric town was buried under thick layers of volcanic ash during an eruption 3,700 years ago that may have destroyed the Minoan civilization in Crete to the south. Ancient Akrotiri was one of the most important and glorious prehistoric settlement of the Mediterranean associated with the legend of the lost continent of Atlantis.
Red and black volcanic pebbles lay the shores of Santorini and steep cliffs provide a picturesque ambience. The best beaches in Santorini are: the Red beach, Perissa, Kamari and Perivolos.
Atlantis Bookshop in Oia, Santorini is one of the best bookstores in the word according to National Geographic. Housed in a gorgeous old traditional building overlooking the Aegean sea. The store hosts readings on the terrace, book binding classes, and food and film festivals.
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