Santorini is one of the most alluring islands you will ever visit. Situated in the middle of the Aegean sea, it’s not so far from southern Greece. The island is the epitome of Greek Love. It’s a popular, charming destination for couples all around the world.
This place attracts a huge amount of tourist attractions every year due to its favourable position. You can experience breathtaking sunsets every day of the year. The wonderful colours of the sky inspire the locals and they don’t miss any chance to promote their island.
During the day, an everyday place on the beach serves as a swimming pool with a bar. The stunning natural landscapes offer excellent wine to be sipped in front of stunning sunsets and landscapes.
No two days are the same at Santorini. Traditions are deeply rooted here which is visible at the sight of the city. Here we have listed the best places to visit in Santorini
1. Oia, Santorini
Oia is one of the top tourist attractions in Santorini. It’s famous for its marvelous sunsets. However, it’s a little bit less hectic than Fira. At the top of an impressive cliff, this place is a small village with beautifully aligned houses. The sun bathed Veranda’s, blue domes churches and the houses in narrow streets are all you need to see.
Santorini is full of cute little villages. Oia is one of the most beautiful villages of all. It is said that Oia was home to a prosperous merchant fleet. The merchant traded with the countries on the Mediterranean Sea during the 1800s and early 1900s. In 1956 part of this was destroyed by an earthquake.
The place provides the most impressive views of the caldera.
2. Nea Kameni
Nearly 3,700 years ago the Santorini Volcano’s grand eruption occurred. It blew over the top of the original island. The seawater formed a massive lagoon after the water rushed into the Caldera. This lagoon is so deep that massive cruise ships can anchor the harbour.
Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni, and Caldera are the home to this huge eruption. Throughout the summer a dozen tourist boats visit this island every year. A gravel path takes you to the 130 meters at the top of this place. The high volcanic crater is massive enough that it is possible to complete the full circle of the rim.
Fira is the capital of Santorini. It’s home to one of the most spectacular locations in the island town and villages. The edge of the sky-high caldera offers incredible views of the shoreline and sugar-cube-shaped buildings. You can have a stunning view of the Aegean Sea, especially at sunset. The entire town is bathed in golden light here.
4. Perissa Beach
Slightly less developed than Kamari Beach, Perissa Beach is a little bit less crowded. The black sand stretched along the beach line gives immense pleasure to your soul. As compared to other beaches Perissa beach has fewer restaurants, bars, and clubs.
It is situated on the northern side of the rocky headland separating the two stretches of black sand. You can prefer to have long strolls on the beach due to the finer grain quality of the beach. You can visit both beaches with the help of water taxis available here.
Perissa beach also offers snorkelling and scuba diving trips.
5. Akrotiri Excavations
Destroyed and preserved around 1500 BC by a volcanic eruption the flourishing town of Akrotiri is also known as “Minoan Pompeii”. The town of Akrotiri was not discovered until the 1860s. The workers who were collecting dirt for the construction of the Suez Canal stumbled upon the site and discovered it.
In the early 3000 BC an outpost of Crete, Akrotiri was settled by Minoans. It reached its peak after 2000 BC. The place developed trade and agriculture and settled the present town. The stones of large ceramic jars and pottery can be seen here. Some of the three highly structured stories can be seen here.
Open to the public, Akirotiri offers visitors a unique glimpse of what life in Santorini was like during the Bronze age.
Pyrgos offers stunning views from each of its directions. The remains of a Venetian castle perches on the hill’s summit. There is a church within the castle walls which is believed to have been constructed in the 10th century. Many wineries surround the beaches and offer tours and tastings.