6 Unforgettable Experiences in Santorini
Getting the most out of your Santorini vacation
We’ve all dreamed of relaxing, luxurious holidays in Santorini, haven’t we? From the first moment you enter the Caldera, you will be charmed by its picturesque Cycladic aura. You’re in a destination famous for spectacular sunsets and brimming with secrets. After all, Santorini is synonymous with color, style, flavors, and history, so get ready to discover it and make you a part of it.
1. The unique Caldera experience
The need for words is unnecessary. No matter where you see it: from a luxury villa, a restaurant or a fishing village overlooking the Aegean, the Caldera of Santorini is an amazing sight.
No matter where you are, you will be captivated by the brilliant combination of intense blue and the complex of islands formed by the volcanic eruption 3,000 years ago. Are you taking the famous catamaran tour around the island again, to see the Caldera from the sea? If you enjoy the view from any point on the island, you’ll be left with lifelong memories.
2. Oia: Instagram’s favorite!
In itself, Oia is a whole world on an island… on a volcano no less! There is no doubt that it is one of the most photogenic settlements in the world. The authentic Cyclades can be found here; There are white houses with blue domes, churches with bell towers, windmills, and picturesque streets and a view of the Caldera to die for.
Explore the famous designer shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants at your leisure. And don’t leave without visiting Amoudi – a tiny village with amazing seaside fish taverns 300 steps below Oia. From there, you can take a boat to go to Armeni Bay, for even more Instagram-worthy scenery!
3. Visit the active volcano at Nea Kammeni
It’s time to explore the volcano up close now that you’ve seen it from above. In the heart of the Caldera, Nea Kammeni and its little sister, Palaia Kammeni, are frequent destinations for boat trips.
After crossing the black-red lava rocks in Nea Kammeni, you will reach the crater of the famous volcano, where you will smell sulfur and see smoke. The next stop is Palea Kammeni, a place of warmth (even in winter) and greenish hues from the thermal springs.
Santorini has many restaurants and taverns where you can try it, as well as delicatessens, hotels, restaurants, and hotels. What if you could make those magical dishes yourself? A cooking class can help you develop your own unique culinary experiences if that’s the case.
4. Drink a glass of Assyrtiko
Almost 3,000 years of wine-making tradition has shaped Santorini’s culinary experience… The island’s wines, especially whites made of Assyrtiko grapes, have gained worldwide recognition. In addition to vinsando, a PDO dessert wine made from raisins, vinsando is also an award-winning wine. Don’t forget to visit a winery during your stay in Santorini.
The Caldera is visible from many wineries, whether you’re on the coast or inland. The “couloura” is a local method for pruning the vine, where the vine is wrapped close to the ground in “baskets” to protect the grapes from wind and sun, but also about the “canaves”, pit cellars.
5. Discover authentic island villages
The villages of Santorini are characterized by an “exuberant temperament”… Explore their churches, museums, and blooming bougainvillea to discover their true personalities. There are museums and galleries in Fira (the most cosmopolitan settlement in Santorini). Imerovigli and Firostefani are little paradises for your Instagram account, also known as “Aegean balconies”.
There is a Lost Atlantis Museum near Megalochori that provides information about the volcanic eruption that created the Caldera, obliterating the famous city of Atlantis as many believe. Continuing inland, you will find the traditional village of Pyrgos with its Venetian castle and monasteries. Last but not least, a 15th-century castle and well-preserved houses are found in Emporio, with its strongly medieval character.
6. Book a luxury villa and enjoy the sunset
It is highly recommended that you book a luxury villa if you wish to enhance your experience even more. Offering privacy and a unique architecture that perfectly matches the island’s, you are sure to make your stay one to remember. Take in the endless blue sea and red sky from your private pool while you enjoy a glass of Santorini wine. It’s stuff like that that makes material dreams come true!
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