Santorini is the most recognizable island of Greece abroad, with its images traveling around the world and being the number 1 travel desire for many people. Take a tour with Santorini private tour. Find at Emporio 847 03 and call us on 694 457 7918.

Where is it better to stay?

Almost all accommodation options, regardless of category, are quite decent and worthwhile – even private owners try very hard to maintain their reputation and attract more tourists.

A luxury five-star hotel in the capital offers double rooms on average 14 thousand rubles a day. Also on the island there is the opportunity to stay in an apartment or a villa – this will be convenient if you are traveling with a large company or family and you have money.

Beach holidays and water sports

The beaches of the island of Santorini will be enjoyed by absolutely everyone, because there are places to relax for every taste: white, pink and even black volcanic sand, there are pebble beaches.

The beaches near Kamari are considered good locations for families with children. They have excellent infrastructure, including entertainment, and have been awarded the famous blue flag. A calmer option would be the coast near the village of Monolithos – the water is clear, the beach is sandy, the entrance to the water is gentle. For those who want to get away from the crowds, head to the beach at Cape Colombo or head to the coast near Akrotiri for some unique photos.

Particular attention should be paid to diving on vacation in 2022. The local climate has made this water sports look more popular with locals and tourists alike. The purity and transparency of the waters of the Aegean allow you to observe the underwater inhabitants at a decent distance. There are many places for diving, but for one dive, taking into account everything you need, you will have to pay about 70 euros.

On the island you can do a wide variety of sea transport: boat, catamaran, boat – whatever you like best. Sightseeing and fishing boats are also popular.

Landmarks of Santorini

If a beach holiday is not enough for you and you want to penetrate the secrets of the history and culture of Santorini, you know that the island has a large number of museums.

Thus, a visit to the Museum of Prehistoric Times in Tire will be very interesting. The island is rich in archeological finds, and most of them came here. The collection includes exhibits from different historical periods, from the Neolithic to the Cycladic.

The Ethnographic Museum in Tire was founded in the 19th century. In it you can get acquainted with the culture, the traditions, the life of the average inhabitants of the island. In addition, you will learn a lot about the folk arts: blacksmithing, winemaking.

Speaking of the latter, be sure to check out the Wine Museum in Kamari. It is located in a cave, which allows the preservation of the wonderful properties of local wines. You will get acquainted with the history of the production of this magical drink, you will be able to try and buy wines of Santorini.

Be sure to pay attention to the local religious buildings. The Ayiu Mina church, built in the 17th century, stands right on the rock and attracts the eye with its white and blue color, which is a real symbol of the island. The church of Panagia Episkopi is a Byzantine church where you can admire icons and frescoes. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the monastery of Prophet Elias. Not only is the highest point of the island located, thanks to which a stunning view opens from here, but inside the monastery there is also an interesting museum, where you can see objects of religious worship and traditional workshops.

In the city of Oia, it is worth exploring the ruins of an ancient Venetian fortress. It used to be an observation point and now it is an excellent observation deck. Oia also hosts several windmills that seem to have gone from page to page in a fairy tale book.

Those who love antiquity should go to the archeological site of Akrotiri. Once this settlement was very prosperous, then it was destroyed by the forces of the elements, but in the last century, archaeologists dug up the city. Now you can see the ruins of ancient buildings with partially preserved frescoes, see ancient ceramics, figurines, sculptures.

If you have enough time and opportunity, head to the neighboring island, Nea Kameni. It is interesting for those who love the unusual natural beauty, because on the island you can see a real volcano crater.

Fun in Santorini

After the saturation of the mind, the body must also be saturated! One of the real pleasures in Santorini is local cuisine. For those who do not appreciate Greek cuisine, we can say only one thing: what you tried before had nothing to do with the dishes prepared by the inhabitants of this wonderful island. Each recipe is unique in its own way and the local chefs prepare dishes according to ancient traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. It is also worth noting that all the dishes of the local cuisine are prepared exclusively from local products and the fish menu offered to you will contain only those dishes that can be prepared from fresh fish.

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