Santorini Island Things to Do

  • the Lighthouse at Akrotiri
    the Lighthouse at Akrotiri
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  • 1. Oia Village

    “To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.” The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe (1980, written by Douglas Adams) Do you think of the scenic postcards with blue domed...

  • 2. Fira

    Fira is the capital town of Santorini and for many day trippers the place where they will spend most of their time in Santorini. Beautifully located on the edge of the caldera cliffs this is what you...

  • 3. Volcano

    “The sleeping giant”, asleep for the time being, but not dead. It is believed that when the volcano erupted in the 14th century BC it caused a tidal wave that destroyed the cities of Minoan Crete....

  • 4. Pyrgos Village

    Pyrgos (it means tower) is probably my favorite village of Santorini. Officially known as Pyrgos Kallistis it has about 600 permanent inhabitants, much more during the summer of course as many choose...

  • 5. Akrotiri Excavations

    The most famous archaeological site on Santorini is the Akrotiri excavation site, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Thera in 1627 BC and buried in volcanic...

  • 6. Sunsets

    Mention the phrase " best sunset in the world " and expect the Pavlovian response of Santorini, truly a masterpiece of public relations. The sun sinks into the sea in a panoply of color - blue red...

  • 7. Red Beach

    After visiting the Akrotiri excavations we followed the road that leads to the Red beach, a famous beach because of its (red of course) color. It was just 700m from Akrotiri entrance, then the road...

  • 8. Mule Path And Donkeys

    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...

  • 9. Wine Tasting

    One of the usual things to do on Santorini is to visit one of the numerous wineries. Many of them offer tours inside their land and of course wine tasting followed by some nice suggestions if you want...

  • 10. Kamari Beach - Black Beach

    Unlike other islands in Cyclades Santorini is not famous for its beaches. But that doesn’t mean there are no choices here and Kamari beach is one of the most popular on the island (along with Perissa...

  • 11. Ancient Thira

    For those into history Ancient Thira is not to be missed although it is less famous than the Akrotiri site. It is located on top of Mesa Vouno mountain at an altitude of about 400m (offering...

  • 12. Kamari Village

    Kamari is a small seaside town at the east side of the island and although far from the caldera it’s a popular spot to book a room as it is located next to the airport (check the top left on pic 1),...

  • 13. Imerovigli

    “My universe is my eyes and my ears. Anything else is hearsay.” The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe (1980, written by Douglas Adams) Imerovigli is a cute village located at the highest and...

  • 14. Emboreio Village

    Emporeio is the biggest village on the island with about 1700 inhabitants. It is located 12km S of Fira, at the foothill of Profitis Ilias mountain and only a short distance from the seaside village...

  • 15. 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...

  • 16. Thirasia

    4 out of 5 stars

    It is a small and beautiful island very close to Santorini, not very touristy. Ideal for quiet holidays. Just 300 residents struggling to fish and farm living in the two villages -Potamo and Manola...

  • 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...

  • 18. Photography

    As soon as you arrive in Santorini you will have an idea of what will be waiting for you...the island is moon shaped, and as you enter it you will be surrounded by high cliffs, with little, white...

  • 19. Beaches

    It is a quiet village and enjoyable to wander around in. There is an old fortress at the top of the town which was destroyed during the earthquake in 1956. This was the site of the town and instead of...

  • 20. Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral Ypapanti

    The Orthodox Cathedral of Santorini is located at the south end of Fira (two blocks over the bus station), dominating the landscape of the town as it can be clearly seen from many parts. It was...

  • 21. Perissa Village

    Perissa is one of the two seaside towns of Santorini that share the long black beach with a big rock (Mesa Vouno mountain) between them. Located 13km SE of Fira it has about 350 inhabitants but much...

  • 22. Museum of Prehistoric Thera

    If you have time for only one museum in Santorini this small but very interesting museum in Fira will be your best choice. Although many artifacts from Akrotiri were in Athens museum (but now many...

  • 23. Hire Car Bike Or Quad

    2 days is plenty. If I was younger I'd have had a quad bike, which would be a lot cheaper. Although - a car is a good way to get out of the sun, which, ungrateful though I sound, is needed in the...

  • 24. Catholic Cathedral Saint John The Baptist

    We were checking the small and iconic chapels with the blue domes when suddenly I noticed at the background an ornate bell tower of a church in a different color. It turned out that this church (at...

  • 25. 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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