10 best things to do in Santorini

Exploring a paradise on earth

Santorini is one of the most popular destinations with its stunning views, romantic sunsets and crystal-blue waters, it offers travellers a variety of unforgettable experiences. Whether somebody is seeking for adventure, relaxation or cultural exploration, Santorini offers a bit of everything. In this guide we will unveil the top-10 activities and things to do, to make the most of your stay in this amazing volcanic island of Greece.

The majestic village of Oia

Experience the world-famous sunset in the charming village of Oia and stroll around the iconic whitewashed alleys. To enjoy this magical moment it is better to schedule a reservation in one of the nice cafès or restaurants around the area, otherwise you can find a good spot on the cliffs or at the Venetian castle.

Spend an evening at the picturesque village of Fira

The vibrant capital of is Santorini considered to be the best place to enjoy a night drink or a romantic evening on the edge of Caldera cliffs. Go shopping around the bustling markets with souvenirs, jewelry, and apparel shops and dine in a fine dining restaurant.


Explore the ancient Akrotiri

Take a journey back in time with a visit to the Prehistoric city of Akrotiri. There you will find a well-preserved archeological site dating back to the Bronze Age. Explore the ruins of this ancient Minoan settlement and learn about its amazing history. The journey back in Santorini’s history is the most suitable tour on the island if your are interesting in history and is offered on Semi-private or Private basis.

Cruise around the Caldera of Santorini

Embark on a scenic catamaran cruise around the island of Santorini, discovering volcanic beaches, admiring the Caldera cliffs and swimming at the hot springs next to the two volcanoes.  Santorini Catamaran cruises with BBQ and drinks.


Wine tasting

Savor Santorini’s unique local wines through the island’s renowned vineyards, where the volcanic soil and sea breezes produce exceptional wines. Enjoy amazing views of Santorini’s landscape and learn about the traditional wine-making techniques of Assyrtiko and Vinsanto. Book a wine tour for maximum enjoyment and relaxation.

Relax on Santorini’s Black sand beaches

Choose between one of the two most famous black sand beaches of Santorini, Kamari or Perissa. Swim in clear, crystal-blue waters, find your favorite spot to soak up the sun and enjoy a lunch or a refreshing cocktail on the beach.

Hiking on Caldera cliffs from Fira to Oia

Discover the natural beauty of Santorini, while enjoying breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding cliffside. On the way you will find some very old churches and only one kiosk that you can have a break. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water with you, sunscreen and a hat, especially during the summer months.

Enjoy the gastronomic delights of Santorini

The island’s traditional cuisine is the classical Greek one, but with some different recipes and ingredients. Dine in a traditional taverna and sample the local specialties such as fava beans, tomatokeftedes, fried white eggplants, a different version of the Greek salad with cherry tomatoes, katsouni and capers and  fresh fish or seafood. The Santorini Cooking Class small group tour and the Private Cooking Class tour compare tastes from the local cuisine with some of the tasteful wines of the island.

Visit the traditional village of Pyrgos and the Monastery of Profitis Ilias

One of the most peaceful places on the island. The traditional village of Pyrgos is still unspoilt by the tourist development that has taken place in Santorini, this place is ideal for cultural exploration and relaxation. When visiting this village, it is also worth driving to the top of the mountain after Pyrgos and passing by the monastery of Profitis Ilias, located on the highest point of Santorini, where you will find a some great panoramic views.

Out of the ordinary path for an unforgettable sunset view

Should you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the majestic sunset of Santorini. with your loved one or by yourself, look no further! The lighthouse (Faros) of Akrotiri is located at the edge of the cliff, offering outstanding views with more privacy. Book a sunset tour and experience amazing sunsets.

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