Watch the sunset from Oia
Watching the sunset is the top thing to do in Santorini. The sunset is fabulous from all caldera villages, but the best sunset can be seen from the picturesque village of Oia. See the red-orange sun sinking in the deep waters of the Aegean Sea and cherish these memories for a lifetime.
Explore Oia
When you think of Santorini, what comes to mind? If you pictured whitewashed houses with blue shutters, then you must be imagining the beautiful village of Oia. Perched on the northwest edge of the caldera, Oia is a maze of narrow streets, renovated cave houses and small squares. This town used to be a cluster of seamen houses, but now hosts thousands of tourists each year wanting to experience its breathtaking ocean views and take photos of one of the most iconic landscapes in all of Greece.
Walk all the caldera villages
The most impressive places in Santorini are the white villages built right on the edge of the caldera. Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia are the most beautiful villages on the island. Walk along the narrow, paved streets, see the traditional cave houses and, most of all, enjoy the wonderful view to the Aegean Sea and the famous volcano.
Visit a Winery
With several wineries on the island, you have your pick – Santo Winery, Antoniou Winery and Boutari Winery are three great choices to explore. Take a tour of the winery and enjoy a glass of wine and some great views to really finish out a beautiful trip to Santorini.
Take the boat to the volcano
In tourist season, daily boat trips depart from the old port of Fira to visit the volcano and the hot springs. Walk on the hot soil of the volcano and see the impressive view of Santorini just opposite. After the trip to the volcano, the boat continues to the hot springs where visitors can swim in thermal waters.
Visit Ancient Akrotiri
Santorini is known for its sun and sea, but it also has a fascinating history as well! Click here to watch the video of this intriguing archaeological site that is often referred to as the “Pompeii of the Aegean.”
Swim in the Red Beach
Although this is not the most comfortable seashore in Santorini due to the large pebbles, the Red Beach is certainly the most impressive beach on the island. Surrounded by a cliff of reddish stones, this place gets very popular in high season. Other nice beaches in Santorini are the Black Beach (Kamari) with soft black volcanic stones and organized facilities and the White Beach, which is located right next to the Red Beach and is a frequent naturist place.