Santorini Island Things to Do

  • Akrotiri Excavations
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  • Akrotiri Excavations
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  • Akrotiri Excavations
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Santorini Island

  • 1. Oia Village

    Like an enormous crescent moon, Santorini encloses the pure blue waters of its caldera, the core of an ancient volcano. Its two principal towns, Fira and Oia (also transliterated as Ia), perch at the...

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  • 2. Volcano

    Doesn’t the Caldera look lovely? What a romantic view. Ahhh… Wait! That is an active volcano that could explode at any moment and destroy large parts of Greece! It last erupted in 1950 and you can...

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  • 3. Red Beach

    Santorini is an absolutely spectacular location to visit just for its views, however, is not a place famous for its beaches. Here you can not find golden sand beaches, but you find the strangest...

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  • 4. Mule Path

    It's a very steep and long pathway from the harbour to the city, and the mules going up and down are a very typical sight. But the dirt, smells and flies didn't invite us. We preferred to use the...

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  • 5. Sunsets

    Santorini is one of those places where you have to watch the sun go down. Because of it´s steep location where the cliffs drop right in to the sea, the sunsets are spectacular and you get the profiles...

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  • 6. Pyrgos Village

    I hike to Messa Gonia one morning and decided to follow the trail all the way up to Pyrgos. It's not that steep but near the top the trail has some areas where its made of pumice and a bit dusty. Most...

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  • 7. Wine Tasting

    Santorini produces some of the best wine in Greece and most of the wine producers on the island have tours of the wineries with tastings at the end. You have several places to chose from and i have...

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  • 8. Fira

    Perched on the cliffs, overlooking the sea, the town of Fira shares with the Partenon the fame of the best known images of Greece. The city is a spectacle, with a climax at the sunset. Its narrow...

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  • 9. Akrotiri Excavations

    As this site is the best known Minoan site outside of Crete, it is a very important and interesting place. There are visible walls (some three stories high), streets, pottery, furniture and even a...

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  • 10. Thirasia

    Restaurant "Panorama" in Manolas Village, Thirassia happened to be one exceptional experiance for me. After enjoing a simple but good self-service food with friendly people despite lots of work, I...

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  • 11. Emborio

    Emborio is situated on the south side of the island. It's a traditional inland village with a lovely traditional centre. The lower part of the village is not very attractive but you have to go up to...

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  • 12. Ancient Thira

    Ancient Thira is situated on top of a high cliff just above Kamari. It is an excavated site of the foremost post-Minoan settlement on the island. The buildings are spread over a long terraced area and...

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  • 13. Kamari Beach

    A very good swim, with a great surprise - no sand. No sand, but no rocks, too. The soil is so compact that we felt like in a tarmac surface - smooth but extremely hard. With a great surf, that...

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  • 14. Walking

    The walk from Fira to Oia along the caldera is one of the prettiest walks i have taken in the entire world and i have been to +70 countries and travelled non stop for more than 20 years. You have a...

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  • 15. Imerovigli

    IMEROVIGLI Imerovigli is a traditional village and it is the extension of Fira but is situated on a higher cliff. "VIGLA" means "day" so it got its name from this word. In front of the village is...

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  • 16. Perissa

    What can I say about Perissa, well, it's very quiet and very laid back and it does have a camp site, a nice church, which is the largest Church on the Island. We took the bus from Fira to Parissa, and...

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  • 17. Hiking

    The easiest method of travel between the two villages is the bus, but hiking between the two is a magical experience. You can hike the 6+ miles easily and get some great photos as well as meet the...

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  • 18. Firostefani

    Between Fira and Imerovigli, one of the spots with the best view on the island. Even if officially considerated as a distinct village, Firostefani is the continuation of Fira. It is a quiet village,...

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  • 19. Perissa Beach

    By mid morning we had arrived at Perissa, a long beach extending for 8 km with sun shades and lounges arranged along the beach. Along the beachfront were countless restaurants offering all sorts of...

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  • 20. Thira

    Fira is the capitol of Santorini. If you approach it from the sea it looks a little like it's clinging onto the side of the cliff. You can get the most spectacular views over to the Caldera from the...

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  • 21. Museum of Prehistoric Thera

    Housed in a mercifully air-conned white building, there are a few galleries showcasing treasures dug up from the excavations done at Akrotiri. (The word "prehistoric" seems a misnomer - no dinosaur...

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  • 22. Catholic Cathedral

    This is a very impressive church which stands out as you walk through the streets of Fira. The peach coloured building is complimented by the ornate clock and bell tower. Damaged during the 1956...

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  • 23. Megalochori

    Lonely Planet gives Megalochori a special mention. I can see why. It is a special and different village. Turn off the Perissa - Fira road to "traditional settling"(sic) or it is mentioned by name...

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  • 24. Kamari Village

    Definely not to be missed in Santorini. Somehow it is fact that Kamari is the most touristic part of Santorini. Its vicinity to the airport and its strategic location to reach the other parts of the...

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  • 25. Archaeological Museum

    Although some of the best archaeological finds from Santorini and other islands in the Cyclades are exhibited at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, the archaeological museum on Santorini does house...

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