Santorini is the most popular of all the Greek Islands and for good reason. With its unique natural beauty and gorgeous architecture alike, the island of Santorini is a dream destination that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetimes. Here’s our list of the top 5 things to do in Greece’s precious gem: Santorini.
Watch The Sunset in Oia
Sunset in Oia is probably the reason why Santorini became so famous in the first place. Watching the sun go down from either the ruins of Oia’s Byzantine Castle or any other spot in the picturesque town is a unique experience you will never forget.
Santorini is home to one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. In Akrotiri, you’ll get the chance to walk around the remains of a once prosperous and incredibly developed city which was buried under tons of ash back in the 16th century BC, when the island’s volcano violently erupted. You can visit Akrotiri on your own or with a guided tour, during which you will learn all of the ancient city’s secrets.
Take a Trip To The Volcano
The volcano is hands down the ultimate Santorini highlight. It is also the very soul of the island and the reason why Santorini has this special morphology. The crater of Santorini’s active volcano is situated on Nea Kameni, a tiny islet just off Santorini’s coast. You will get there on the same boat tour that will take you to another islet, Palea Kameni. There, you will have the unique opportunity to swim in warm, sulphur-filled waters.
Taste The Local Wine
Santorini’s volcanic soil is responsible for the island’s exquisite wine. Santorini produces some of the best wine varieties in Greece, among which the world renowned Vinsanto, a dessert wine made of grapes which are left to dry in the sun. The best way to learn all of the secrets of local wine making is to join a tour of the island’s best wineries.
Hike From Fira To Oia
One of the best things to do in Santorini is to walk the entire length of the path that connects Fira to Oia. All along this route you will be amazed by the island’s stunning scenery as well as its breathtakingly beautiful traditional architecture.