10 must-do activities for Santorini lovers
Have you decided to visit Santorini in the summer of 2020? Then this article is what you are looking for as it talks about Santorini private tours ! We gathered the 10 must-do activities for Santorini lovers this summer! Of course we made sure to cater to all tastes, from family heads who travel for leisure and learning to couples who come to the island to escape the hectic pace of the city and routine.
So you can sit, relax and let us offer you a tour with us in Santorini and learn about the 10 must-do activities for Santorini lovers!
Try the local beer of Santorini
One of the most interesting activities is to try the local beers of the island. Santorini’s beer is called “donkey” and you will find it in a variety of red, blonde, Weiss and lager. We advise you to visit the Santorini brewery and book a guided tour in it. You will definitely be amazed from the procedure of beer-making plus you get to try the beers too along with local finger food!
Taste the famous wine of Santorini
In addition to the beers we mentioned earlier, Santorini is known to produce excellent wines so we could not leave out of the list of 10 must-do activities for Santorini lovers. There are several wineries that you can visit but even if you do not succeed, you can look for wines in local restaurants and taverns. You can also take some bottles back home with you so you get a taste of Greece whenever you like!
In the unfortunate case that you do not have time to try the wines of the island, look for them in Athens or order some from the internet and you will not regret it.
Swim in Monolithos, Red beach, Black beach and more
You may have heard that Santorini is not as famous for its beaches as other Greek islands in the Aegean and Ionian Sea. But in this case, we would advise you to visit some of the most famous and pure beaches. Monolithos is one of them, where you can swim in its crystal clear waters. It can be wild at times with waves when it is windy, but it’s totally worth the visit.
Some other beaches that might interest you are the Red and Black beach. Now the names suggest it but we are going to describe them to you. The Red Beach is a fantastic beach with red rocks and sand, which make a great contrast with each other.
The Black Beach has also an amazing scenery as the blue pure waters are standing over a great amount of little black pebbles mixed with black sand. We would advise you to bring your camera as the photos are going to be excellent!
Take pictures in the Caldera
You can see Caldera from Fira, Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani. Many tourists visit Santorini because of the many images and photos they see on social media and generally on the internet. We are sure that you have seen such photos, so now is the time for you to take a photo of the magnificent view of the island.
There are slso many restaurants, hotels and coffee houses where you can sit and enjoy your beverages along with the world’s best sunset.
Enjoy a dinner with a breath-taking view
After having breakfast in the Caldera where you can take photos, it is time to eat the last meal of the day overlooking the sunset and the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. Choose one of the various restaurants located in Oia, Fira and Firostefani and let the staff treat you to wine and a dinner that you have never tasted before.
This option may cost you a little more money but we can confirm that it is worth spending an afternoon admiring the sunset with good company and delicious food and wine.
Explore the archeological site in Akrotiri
You will have the opportunity to explore the ancient sites in Akrotiri with your family or friends. Guides there will be able to take you back in time and tell you the story of the Cape before it becomes what it is today.
There is also the possibility of personalized tour programs – Santorini historical private tour – not only in Akrotiri but also in other parts of historical importance of the island. The tour is made by archaeologists who will amaze you with their knowledge and will answer any question regarding the history of Santorini.
Take a closer look at the volcano
Another reason why many people visit the island of Santorini every year is the volcano. Just in thought, the volcano fascinates visitors who now have the opportunity to see its remnants from a distance. In Santorini there are daily excursions for the volcano and the hot springs. Take advantage of the excursions and spend a day at the volcano. It is 100% safe to visit as it is inactive. Its activity is also monitored by scientists.
In order to see everything you are interested in, you can schedule a Santorini private personalized tour so that your family and friends can enjoy the highlights of Santorini!
Visit the tomato museum!
Strange as it may sound, there is a tomato museum in Santorini! It is unique and it will offer you a different experience than those you are used to. It offers daily guided tours and is located on the site where the tomato factory used to be housed. The tour is short and at the end you will watch a short video with people who worked there, telling their stories.
There is also a café where you can try tomatoes and various local traditional recipes such as tomato cheesecake! You will find souvenirs and various exhibitions that are hosted at the museum from time to time.
Take advantage of the culture nights
As in many islands and areas of Greece, the municipalities offer spectacles for tourists during summer. You can attend concerts thrown by favorite Greek and foreign artists as well as theatrical performances. There is also an open-air cinema in Santorini where you can watch classic movies while enjoying local food and drinks.
See the sunset of Oia
And of course for the end we left the most important “attraction” of the island, the sunset of Santorini. It is something that can be enjoyed for free by every person who visits the island and will remain engraved in your memory for many years.
Apart from Oia and Firostefani where you can clearly watch the sunset, you can also choose to book an excursion package that includes a tour of Akrotiri and the Venatsanou winery – sunset private tour – and see it without overcrowding and hassle.