Travel to Santorini: things you should definitely do

Take a tour with Santorini private tour and see Travel to Santorini: 7 things you should definitely do. Find at Emporio 847 03 and call us on 694 457 7918. Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in the world and is rightly characterized by many as the “diamond of the Aegean”.

The geological peculiarity of Santorini is unique and breathtaking. Its rich history and cultural heritage attract crowds from all over the world. Santorini is one of the most important tourist destinations, not only in Greece but also in Europe.

Santorini is located in the South Aegean Sea, north of Crete, and is the southernmost island in the Cyclades.
Santorini is one of the four islands left over from the great eruption of the volcano. The largest island is Santorini or Thira, followed by Thirasia, Nea Kameni and Palia Kameni. Palea and Nea Kameni are volcanic islands and are uninhabited.

1. Try local flavors

Do not make the mistake of your trip to Santorini and do not try its wonderful local dishes. It is one of the top gastronomic destinations in Greece for its special dishes, as well as for its wonderful restaurants and taverns with its special decoration and unique view. Try the famous fava and the tomato meatballs of the island, flaky cod, garlic macaroni and the ones known as the meatballs of the poor or pseudo meatballs (meatballs from various greens and legumes).

2. Excursion to Akrotiri

Akrotiri is a top destination if you are a history buff. Although it is not so advertised, it is one of the most important archeological sites in Greece, at a distance of 15km from Fira. Cobbled streets, exquisite murals and finds of an ancient civilization that has remained in obscurity for more than 3,500 years will captivate you.

3. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is definitely one of the museums you must visit. It is easily accessible, with great exhibits and very important findings from excavations. Those who have visited it often say that it looks like a “dive into the sanctuaries of Aegean history”. It can be easily combined with the visit to Akrotiri, completing it.

4. Watch the sunset

The magical sunset of Santorini is in itself a major attraction for thousands of tourists each year because of the amazing color palette it creates during it. The castle of Oia is the top choice for sunset, but it is not the only place where you can admire the special feeling that the sunset offers in Santorini. At the Lighthouse in Akrotiri, the sun literally seems to dive into the sea, while the people is much less than in Oia. On the beach of Vrychada, the volcanic scenery creates a very special atmosphere while the view from Imerovigli, Profitis Ilias or Firostefani is equally seductive.

5. Go diving

Perhaps only diving enthusiasts can appreciate the uniqueness of such an experience. The seabed in Santorini is anything but ordinary. In addition to its rich underwater treasures, such as redfish, colorful sponges or sea slugs with its wonderful colors, you will have the opportunity to admire volcanic rocks, unique in the Mediterranean.

6. Try wine from a winery

In addition to the fantastic sunset and the archeological interest of the area, the volcanic vineyards over 3200 years old, attract every year a large number of tourists who are lovers of winemaking. Visit some of the area’s award-winning wineries and travel the world of the senses in a different way.

7. Visit Emporio

Emporio or Nimborios is 12 km away from Fira and is the largest village of Santorini. It was the place of sale – and possibly production – of products in the 17th century and often the locals visit the village for supplies. The medieval Kastelli and the Tower of Goulas located in the village are a masterpiece of architecture and definitely worth a visit. Santorini is definitely one of the top destinations for couples and more.

The picturesqueness and uniqueness of the landscape evokes incredible emotions, while the various activities that one can do during the trip, allow the combination of romantic and at the same time active and educational activities.

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