Great Places to Visit
From exploring the villages that sit at the top of the island’s crater, to lounging on the Blue Flag volcanic grey beaches, Santorini has something for all.
Watch the Sun Set Over Oia
In most places on the island, the sun sets over the volcano, but if you head to the gorgeous town of Oia, you will be able to witness the unrestricted red and orange hues of the sun falling beyond the horizon. As the rays bathe the cubic whitewashed buildings, make sure you have your camera ready for the photo opportunities.
Walk Along the Caldera
If you want to benefit from the best views of the caldera (crater) and the seascape, hike between the towns of Fira and Oia and bask in the beauty of your surroundings. Hiking trails in Santorini are excellent, with walks suitable for all abilities offering a great way of exploring this photogenic island at your own pace.
Ride the Cable Car in Fira
It’s a great way to get from Fira to the coast below, but as you descend the steep cliffside, the panoramic views are what the cable car ride is really beneficial for. As you ascend, you will see Fira clinging to the side of the cliffs, home to a whole host of boutiques, museums and restaurants for you to enjoy.
Discover Some Ancient Ruins
Located in the south west of the island, the ruins of Akrotiri are a reflection of what Bronze Age civilisation was like. They were discovered in the mid-19th century, and buildings are still being unearthed today. Around 40 buildings have been excavated, which once made up this Minoan town buried in volcanic ash.