Santorini Island is most probably the most recognized island of entire Greece. With its unique landscapes, multicolored reefs, romantic sunsets, and beautiful volcanic features – Santorini invites more than 1.5 million tourists from all over the world every year. Many consider the white, cliff side homes with their blue roofs as an iconic sight of Greece. Holidays to Santorini Island are particularly popular among romantic couples who are traveling to Greece . The beautiful sun set view from Oia, the historic sites, the vineyards make Santorini one of the must visit destinations in Greece.
Best places to stay at Santorini
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Located only 19 minutes away from the beach, Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel is situated on the most famous cliffs of Oia. This beautiful and luxurious hotel has an infinity pool with a sun deck. The breathtaking views of the Volcano and Caldera from this pool make it one of the most sought after hotels in Santorini.
Atrina Canava 1894
The century old building of this beautiful aparthotel used to be a former estate. The sea is just 16 minutes away. If you want an experience of authentic, age old Santorini style living, then this hotel will be a great choice for you.
Santorini Kastelli Resort
If you want to be treated like a celebrity during your holidays to Santorini Island, then the Santorini Kastelli Resort is just the place for you. They dedicate themselves to satisfying the needs of their guests, and the luxury and comfort that come with it are exceptional too. This is one of the best places to stay in Santorini if you don’t want to stay at Oia.
Must do activities in Santorini
Experience the beauty of Oia
Oia is the most popular place on this island. This picturesque location is almost iconic with its white-colored and blue-roofed houses. The restaurants serve awesome food, and the sunset view from here is arguably the best in the whole of Greece. A visit to Oia is the must include activity in every Santorini Isaland travel guide.
Trip to Akrotiri
Akrotiri is an ancient Minoan town which has been destroyed and preserved in volcanic ash. This age old town is located at the southern part of the island. You can see the really well-preserved ruins of streets, buildings, even second floors of buildings.
Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thira
You can see the artifacts collected from the ruins of Akrotiri in the Museum of Prehistoric Thira. You can see a lot of pots and potteries. However, the main highlight of this museum is the frescoes of the blue monkeys. The interesting thing about them is, there has been no evidence of these monkeys actually having lived on this island, ever.
Day trip to Santorini Volcano
Visit the caldera of the Santorini Volcano on a day trip. You can also take a dip in one of the hot springs. Watch the beautiful vistas from the top, take a look at the active craters, and finally end the trip with the view of a gorgeous Oia sunset. You can also see the famous mud baths if you visit the island of Palea Kameni.
Wine tasting at the vineyards
Santorini is famous for its vineyards, and it has a lot of them. A Santorini Island travel guide will not be complete without including a wine tasting tour in one of these vineyards. Go on a wine tour at any one of the island’s famous vineyards like Santo Wines, Argiros Estate, Roussos Winery, Boutari Winery or any other. Walk through the vineyards, touch the grapes and taste some of Greece’s most delicious wines.
Go Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is a must during your holidays to Santorini Island. Unlike other places, the marine life is not the main interest while scuba diving in Santorini. Instead, you can see a lot of ship wrecks while diving at the harbor area. These ancient Greek ship wrecks make scuba diving in Santorini a must.