Santorini is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Every year, thousands of people flock to the island to enjoy its stunning scenery, idyllic beaches, and unique architecture. If you’re planning your future trip to Santorini, here are some of the best things to do on the island.
Visit the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri
The Archaeological Site of Akrotiri is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. The site was discovered in 1967 and is believed to be the remains of a Minoan settlement that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC. Today, visitors can explore the site and see the ruins of houses, streets, and temples. You can visit Akrotiri as an individual or on an organized tour. Choose your favorite tour here (reservations for 2023 will be open soon).
Go on a Wine Tour
Santorini is home to some of Greece’s best wines. The island’s volcanic soil and climate are perfect for growing grapes, and Santorini’s wines have won awards all over the world. There are several wineries on the island that offer tours and tastings, so you can learn about Santorini’s wine-making history and taste some of the best wines in Greece. Choose your favorite tour here (reservations for 2023 will be open soon).
Watch the Sunset from Imerovigli
There are few things more magical than watching the sunset from the village of Imerovigli on the Greek island of Santorini. Carved into the cliffs overlooking the caldera, these villages provide sweeping views of the setting sun as it sinks below the horizon, painting the sky in brilliant shades of orange, scarlet, and pink. Whether you glimpse this stunning display from a nice cafe, or restaurant or from your own private veranda as you sip a glass of local wine, there is simply no better place to witness one of nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles. Our favorite spot is The Wine Bar, at Heliotopos Hotel.
Enjoy a fresh fish dinner in Ammoudi Bay, the picturesque port of Oia
Nothing says “summer” like a delicious, fresh fish dinner enjoyed against the backdrop of Ammoudi Bay, the quaint port of Oia. This charming village is the perfect setting for an authentic gastronomic experience. Whether you are craving seafood classics like grilled swordfish or simply want to dive into a heaping plate of tasty calamari and a greek salad, you are sure to find something that will satisfy your taste buds at one of Ammoudi Bay’s many charming restaurants. So why not treat yourself to a truly special summer dining experience?
Take a Boat Tour of the caldera and the volcano
No trip to Santorini would be complete without exploring the famous caldera and volcano. There are several boat tours available that will take you around the island caldera and the volcano, giving you a unique viewpoint of Santorini’s stunning scenery. Be sure to bring your camera for some once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a dip in the hot springs that are formed by the volcano’s thermal activity. Book your private or semi-private tour now!
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Santorini and experience all the amazing things this beautiful island has to offer.