Welcome to Santorini, Greece
Santorini, classically Thera, and officially Thira, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. Santorini is Greece’s most popular island.
Where is Santorini ?
It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group.The municipality of Santorini includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. Before a great eruption that occurred 3,500 years ago, they used to form one big round island called Strogili. This historic eruption separated it and created the individual islands. Plus, it gave Santorini, its crescent shape, the extraordinary volcanic beaches and the jaw-dropping caldera. It is the unbelievable fact that such a sublime natural beauty was born from the ruins.
What to see in Santorini ?
Walk/Hike the Caldera Path – You can walk the Caldera over to Fira and take in all the sights along the way.
If you like wine visit Santo Winery.
See a Movie at an Open Air Cinema – Kamari Village, located on this popular Greek island boasts one of the best open-air cinemas in the world.
Explore an Archaeological Excavation Site – This archaeological excavation site of Santorini features ruins of the city of Akrotiri, which was buried by a volcanic eruption in 1700 B.C.
See a Santorini sunset – Sunsets in Santorini are known for being some of the most stunningly beautiful in the world.
Take in the View from the Akrotiri Lighthouse – The Akrotiri lighthouse is located on the Southern peninsula of Santorini island.
Do you like nature ?
I already mention some activities in nature. The first one, walk or hike the Caldera Path. Don’t miss to take a half journey tour on a sailing ship to visit the Thera Volcano. Visit: Kambia Beach, Kolumbos Beach, Paradisos Beach, Palea Kameni, Armeni Bay, Katharos Beach, Caldera Beach, or try Santorini Horse Riding (Megalochori).
Do you like art ?
Santorini has something to offer. Visit : Museum of Prehistoric Thera (Fira), Cultural Village, MATI Art Gallery, Tomato Industrial Museum (Vlychada), Tzamia – Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini (Fira), Akron Art Centre (Fira), or something else.
Do you like night outs ?
Wherever you go in Santorini, the view is beautiful, the sunset is magnificent, and everything is breathtaking.
You can enjoy in one of many bars and caffes; PK Cocktail Bar, Love Boat Bar, Lioyerma Lounge Cafe Pool Bar , Kira Thira Jazz Bar, Groove Bar Kamari, The Wine Bar , Night Flight Cocktail Bar, Casablanca Soul Bar.
What to eat in Santorini ?
You just can’t possibly leave Santorini or any city in Greece without indulging in a meal at a classic taverna, a small restaurant serving Greek food. Eat a Santorini salad, this salad is a version of a Greek salad that uses the ingredients that Santorini is known for: capers, sun-dried tomatoes and cucumbers.
In the end, If you have the chance or have some doubts, VISIT SANTORINI! You will enjoy, and you won’t regret it. It’s really beautiful, and have something to offer. Santorini has a soul, and you can relax and enjoy your life and the moment.