The world-renowned island of Santorini is a stunning holiday destination for all. Enjoy a bit of romance gazing at its famous sunset or stroll through its narrow streets adorned with bougainvilleas and whitewashed houses perched on its cliffs. The sights around the island will definitely blow your mind and the following activities encompass most of what holidays in Santorini are about.
Fira-Oia Hiking trail
Take the stone paved route connecting the villages of Fira and Oia for some of the most breathtaking views the island has to offer. Shop around the artisan shops and browse the wares on offer while the Greek sun warms you up.
If you happen to end your hike to Oia around late afternoon or you just happen to be there during your holidays in Santorini in general, then you are about to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets worldwide! The blazing sky gets a pink-purple colour as the sun goes to hide behind the Aegean Sea’s horizon.
One of the most stunning settings of the island, Amoudi bay provides an intense mix of colours that is a pure feast for the senses. The contrast of red cliffs, clear blue sea and whitewashed houses is phenomenal and a multitude of restaurants, bars and cafes by the beachfront will make sure to quench your hunger or thirst. Take some time off during your holidays in Santorini in order to visit and you will be rewarded with memories to last!
Famous for its wines, Santorini is a wine connoisseur’s dream! Take a tour in one of the most famous wine producers of the region and learn first hand about what makes Santorini’s wine special. The tours usually offer a tasting session in order for you to try the winery’s finest offerings and why not- buy some to take back home.
If Oia seems way too overcrowded to enjoy the sunset in all its glory then the hike to Skaros rock is well worth the time and effort. The small picturesque church on top provides some of the best views and settings on the island to watch the sun go down, while holding hands with your loved one.
Akrotiri Archaeological site
No holidays in Santorini are complete without a visit to the Akrotiri Archaeological site! Walk around the ruins of the ancient Minoan settlement covered by the ash and lava and learn about one of the most advanced ancient civilizations in the world.
Amongst the best beaches in Santorini, this place is a must visit as lots of visitors will also attest. The Dark golden sand and clear blue waters are inviting for a swim and the overall relaxed vibe is something definitely to enjoy while on your holidays in Santorini.
A small jewel, this volcanic beach definitely puts you in the mood for relaxing as the friendly restaurants and bars along with the available sunbeds are enticing to say the least. Enjoy a leisurely day by the beach and whenever you get hungry just move over to the restaurants and enjoy the local delicacies.
Museum of Prehistoric Thera
If you happen to be around the Akrotiri archaeological site during your holidays in Santorini then a visit to this museum is well deserved. Small but highly informative and well endowed with ancient artefacts, this museum is a small fountain of knowledge.
Quite a difficult hike to the top, this spot situated on one of the highest points of the island, is amongst the best sights combining history with beautiful surroundings and a 360-degree view. Take some time during your holidays in Santorini to explore it and climb to the top if you want to witness some of the most majestic views the island has to offer.