10 Thinks you must do when you visit Santorini!!

We present you some of the most amazing experiences you can enjoy only in Santorini!! If you miss those, then you have definitely missed a big part of Santorini.

1. Dive into the sunset!

Although the most famous sunset on the island is at Oia, it is surely not the only one! You can admire the spectacular sunset at any other spot, like Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Pirgos (Profitis Ilias) and many more. In order to get a different angle of the sunset, you should go to Faros in Akrotiri, where you will be almost alone!

2. Try the local Cuisine!

Enjoying the sunset and escaping in the caldera is not the only way to sense the island. If you don’t taste the local food, cooked by a chef that really loves it. If you don’t feel it deeply inside yourself, you would not feel the power of this earth. Santorinian Fava, local cheese, capers, Santorinian cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and white aubergines are some of the delicious local products that can be found!

3. Experience the Santorinian Scuba Diving!

Only scuba diving lovers can really appreciate the unique experience of the underwater world of Santorini! This feeling will be greater, as you get the chance to see the distinctiveness of the bottom of this sea: the volcanic stones and the bottomless depth of the caldera. Take a chance to live this experience!

4. Visit a Winery!

Since vineyards and wine play the main role for many years in Santorini, it is worth spending some of your time to visit few of them! You will be impressed with the ones that are spread along the slopes and the lowlands of Santorini. Make a tour, most of them offer one, learn about the history of the wine and taste the exceptional wines produced. You will definitely notice that very special characteristics of Santorinian wines that comes from the volcanic soil!

5. Visiting Museums!

Visiting the Santorinian museums and ancient Thira, is an endless travel to the rich history of the island. The museum of Prehistoric Thira hosts the important findings that were brought into light with the excavation in Akrotiri. Impressive plaster furniture moldings, bronze pottery items and the unique golden statute of the wild goat. The Archeological museum exhibits collections of sculptures and inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman Era.

6. Stay in Cave House!

Santorinian architecture is really unique. Yposkafo (cave house) was the type of house built by the poor society class of Santorini in order to stay protected by the furious winds. Nowadays, famous architects have turn these cave houses in modern and luxurious holiday resorts. It is worth to experience, even for one night, the claustrophobic feeling you get when you stay in a cave house, its characteristic smell and the direct access to caldera.

7. Have a romantic dinner on the caldera!

The feeling of eating and having such a wonderful view and atmosphere all around you is definitely a lifetime’s experience. Even though there are many great restaurants outside the caldera, a romantic evening there is worth spending. Even visiting Santorini with friends shouldn’t stop you having this unique experience!

8. Go up the Caldera on mule ride!

Few years ago, it was the only way of transport up the caldera due to the narrow roads. Until the teleferik (cable car) was built and mule rides are used only by the locals and the tourists. The winding 587-step path is a tough option to go on foot though. Although is worth it to do it at least once during your stay in Santorini!

9.  Go to Ammoudi for swimming and eating!

Walking along the dust road to reach the small beach surrounded by the cliffs, diving into the deep cold waters and swimming below the caldera, above the sea bottom chaos, is the unique experience that Ammoudi offers! Plenty of taverns to choose, with fresh fish and sea dishes, while enjoying the sunset! The sun vanishes behind Thirasia Island and from that spot the sunset has the longest duration!

10. Go on Excursion!

Choose packages that include visiting the volcano and Thermal Springs. Spend some time in Thirasia to explore Potamos and Manolas settlements, which are not developed for tourism, and swim in Korfos (old harbour), where you can enjoy your meal at one of the picturesque taverns. Having the view while on board is surely an experience that you should no way miss!

We present you some of the most amazing experiences you can enjoy only in Santorini!! If you miss those, then you have definitely missed a big part of Santorini.

 

1. Dive into the sunset!

Although the most famous sunset on the island is at Oia, it is surely not the only one! You can admire the spectacular sunset at any other spot, like Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Pirgos (Profitis Ilias) and many more. In order to get a different angle of the sunset, you should go to Faros in Akrotiri, where you will be almost alone!

 

2. Try the local Cuisine!

Enjoying the sunset and escaping in the caldera is not the only way to sense the island. If you don’t taste the local food, cooked by a chef that really loves it. If you don’t feel it deeply inside yourself, you would not feel the power of this earth. Santorinian Fava, local cheese, capers, Santorinian cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and white aubergines are some of the delicious local products that can be found!

 

3. Experience the Santorinian Scuba Diving!

Only scuba diving lovers can really appreciate the unique experience of the underwater world of Santorini! This feeling will be greater, as you get the chance to see the distinctiveness of the bottom of this sea: the volcanic stones and the bottomless depth of the caldera. Take a chance to live this experience!

 

4. Visit a Winery!

Since vineyards and wine play the main role for many years in Santorini, it is worth spending some of your time to visit few of them! You will be impressed with the ones that are spread along the slopes and the lowlands of Santorini. Make a tour, most of them offer one, learn about the history of the wine and taste the exceptional wines produced. You will definitely notice that very special characteristics of Santorinian wines that comes from the volcanic soil!

 

5. Visiting Museums!

Visiting the Santorinian museums and ancient Thira, is an endless travel to the rich history of the island. The museum of Prehistoric Thira hosts the important findings that were brought into light with the excavation in Akrotiri. Impressive plaster furniture moldings, bronze pottery items and the unique golden statute of the wild goat. The Archeological museum exhibits collections of sculptures and inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman Era.

 

6. Stay in Cave House!

Santorinian architecture is really unique. Yposkafo (cave house) was the type of house built by the poor society class of Santorini in order to stay protected by the furious winds. Nowadays, famous architects have turn these cave houses in modern and luxurious holiday resorts. It is worth to experience, even for one night, the claustrophobic feeling you get when you stay in a cave house, its characteristic smell and the direct access to caldera.

 

7. Have a romantic dinner on the caldera!

The feeling of eating and having such a wonderful view and atmosphere all around you is definitely a lifetime’s experience. Even though there are many great restaurants outside the caldera, a romantic evening there is worth spending. Even visiting Santorini with friends shouldn’t stop you having this unique experience!

 

8. Go up the Caldera on mule ride!

Few years ago, it was the only way of transport up the caldera due to the narrow roads. Until the teleferik (cable car) was built and mule rides are used only by the locals and the tourists. The winding 587-step path is a tough option to go on foot though. Although is worth it to do it at least once during your stay in Santorini!

 

9.  Go to Ammoudi for swimming and eating!

Walking along the dust road to reach the small beach surrounded by the cliffs, diving into the deep cold waters and swimming below the caldera, above the sea bottom chaos, is the unique experience that Ammoudi offers! Plenty of taverns to choose, with fresh fish and sea dishes, while enjoying the sunset! The sun vanishes behind Thirasia Island and from that spot the sunset has the longest duration!

 

10. Go on Excursion!

Choose packages that include visiting the volcano and Thermal Springs. Spend some time in Thirasia to explore Potamos and Manolas settlements, which are not developed for tourism, and swim in Korfos (old harbour), where you can enjoy your meal at one of the picturesque taverns. Having the view while on board is surely an experience that you should no way miss!

 

 

 

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