5 reasons to visit Santorini for summer vacation
Thinking about going to Santorini for summer vacation this year or… not? Coronavirus is here and this summer will be completely different. Santorini Private Tours follows all the necessary steps for safe Santorini private tours to the famous sightseeings of the island.
Coronavirus has come to our country for good and the fear – more and more – is happening these days about when and under which conditions, the Santorini summer vacations of Greek and foreign tourists will take place this year.
People believe that eventually everything will work smoothly and tourists will start from June visiting the island of the sun and the sea.
However, coronavirus will be a factor in the equation. There are many questions that unfortunately still remain unanswered, since no one can say with certainty how thing will work these summer months. The problem of the pandemic concerns not only Greece, but the whole planet.
What can you see in Santorini?
In Santorini there are a number of attractions and places of interest that no one should miss to visit. Give yourself the chance to come closer to the island’s history, tradition and heritage. Read below the top Santorini Tours and Santorini Private Transfers that our company offers!
1. Archaeological site of Akrotiri
The prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri is one of the most important sites of archaeological interest in the Mediterranean. After the rebuilding of the shelter, today’s visitor can tour the city that was destroyed by the great eruption of the volcano in the 16th century BC. to admire the buildings, the halls, the streets and the culture that developed in Santorini.
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2. The Ancient Thira
The middle of the mountain was chosen by the Spartan settlers in the 8th century BC. to build their own city. Today you can visit Ancient Thira by going up from Kamari.
You will admire the ancient theatre, the ruins of temple and market, as well as the unique view to the eastern side of the island and Anafi.
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3. Santorini Volcanoes
Santorini belongs to the arc of active Aegean volcanoes and a walk in the volcanoes that created the unique scenery of Santorini is an experience that you should not miss. In the islets of Old and Nea Kammeni you will have the opportunity to walk and reach the crater and swim in the Thermal Springs.
4. Wineries, Distilleries and Vineyards
The richness of the variety of houses built on the island is so much the imagination with which canavas were formed, and with limited means and local volcanic materials.
In Phoenikia Oia the canavas were equal to the houses and distinguished only by their characteristic double-sided arched entrance which had to be wide to allow the large barrels to pass before they were filled with grain each year. Inside the canvas consists of one or more domes.
The canes provided ideal humidity and constant temperature conditions to ripen the wine well. Over the years, wine production on the island has evolved, and so large units have been built that differ from the old distilleries in that they have bigger domes covering a large area and a large yard.
They are separate bands and do not combine, as the old ones, with the producer’s home. Such distilleries are still preserved in Mesaria, Megalohori, Episkopi Gonia and Exo Gonia.
5. Watch the famous sunset in Oia
Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most popular and favourite islands of Greece. Thousands of tourists from all over the world flock there every summer, including local Greek travellers. Of course, this increases tourist traffic, and as it is reasonable measures will be taken to prevent coronavirus spread.
Apart from hotel customers, visitors will not be allowed to go to Oia for the sunset with the risk of overcrowding.
However, everyone can watch the sunset from every side of the island! The sunset does not belong only to Oia.
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Watch the sunset before visiting Santorini
Measures taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus may still keep tourists away from Santorini, but thousands of Internet users have watched the famous Cycladic island’s sunset live.
Reuters broadcast the sunset live due to Santorini’s measures, offering citizens around the world the opportunity to “travel” through their screens to the most popular tourist destination.
Recently, the travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler included Santorini in its list of seven of the most beautiful islands in the world.
According to the CNT, white houses adorn volcanic rocks, while churches with blue domes have the sea as a background, while the bougainvilleas give their own colour.
Oia, according to the publication, is the most picturesque destination of the island and is ranked among the most photographed locations in the world.
Santorini summer vacation 2020
An image of Greek heaven, the celebrated island of Santorini lies in the core of the Aegean Sea. Its mark, whitewashed structures, blue-domed chapels and all encompassing bluff edge sees have attracted voyagers to it for a considerable length of time, adding to its status as the gem of the Greek islands.
Consolidate this with astonishing sustenance, lavish hotel and obviously some wonderful shorelines, you have the makings of a charming island occasion in this marvellous corner of the Mediterranean.
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