You do not need special recommendations when talking about the island of Santorini in 2022. The volcanic island of Cyclades is famous all over the world for its magical sunsets, breathtaking views, surreal beaches and hundreds of white churches with blue domes. See 9 +1 places you should see in Santorini in 2022 while you spend your holidays there.
Fira, the capital of Santorini, is one of the best places to see on the island. It is the perfect Cycladic city that one would say is a real postcard landscape. Wander the alleys of the city and discover the famous white and blue houses, admire the wonderful view of the caldera and enjoy elegant boutiques and luxury hotels with wonderful infinity pools. If you are a lover of history or if you want to learn more about Santorini in 2022, you can visit the two museums of Fira, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera and the Archaeological Museum.
Oia is a traditional settlement of Santorini and one of the most famous places in Greece and the world. It is the best place to enjoy the sunset of Santorini in 2022 which is world famous and millions of visitors travel from all over the world to enjoy it. If you are looking for the perfect place for the sunset, you can either find a spot in the city itself or book a table in one of the restaurants overlooking the Aegean.
Imerovigli or Merovigli is a village of Santorini located 3 km northwest of Fira, at the highest point of the caldera. Its name consists of the words day and vigla and probably comes from the existence of a diary, that is, a small tower that functioned as a day observatory. Imerovigli belongs to the most beautiful parts of the island to enjoy the sunset more quietly and without crowds.
4. Archaeological site of Akrotiri
If you are interested in the history of Santorini in 2022, the ancient site of Akrotiri is one of the best places on the island to visit. Akrotiri is an ancient Minoan city that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1,613 BC. and was only rediscovered in 1967 during an archaeological excavation. The location is one of the most important in the Aegean Sea and is also characterized as the “Lost Atlantis”.
5. Three Bells of Fira
One of the most famous and most photographed places of the island is the Three Bells of Fira. The characteristic three church bells are found in photos of thousands of magazines worldwide and in millions of posts on Instagram. The view from there is unique. It is the place where you can calm down at any time of the day and be photographed overlooking the Aegean Sea and the colors of the sunset. The feast of the church is on the 15th of August.
Pyrgos is the highest village of Santorini which is located 10 km southeast of Fira. In the village there are 48 churches and chapels with the most important being the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary which was built during the years 1660 – 1661 and there on Good Friday becomes the most important epitaph of the village. The Tower, in addition to its traditional beauty, is especially popular for the procession of the Epitaph on Good Friday night, when fires are lit in tin lamps throughout the village.
Ammoudi is a small fishing village located below Oia. It used to be used as a port for sailing merchant ships carrying goods from all over the island and its buildings were mainly warehouses for these goods. To reach the bay you have to go down about 300 steps that will lead you to the beautiful beach with taverns and restaurants. If you want to take a dip in the sea, follow the path after the restaurants where you will find a nice place to swim and dive in the clear waters.
8. Red Beach
Red Beach is unlike any other. For a start, it is framed by striking red rocks along the black volcanic sand. It is located in Akrotiri, a short distance from the archeological site. Although small in size, there are many umbrellas and sunbeds to enjoy a dip in a surreal place with crystal clear waters. You can only get there in 5 minutes on foot.
Megalochori is another picturesque village of Santorini. You will not find too many visitors in this small village, so it is a great place to enjoy the quiet, the sun and to get to know the authentic beauty of the island. It is located 10 minutes from Fira and is associated with wine production as it hosts popular and famous wineries in Greece.
Emporio or “Nimborio” is the largest village of Santorini. It is located at a distance of 12 km from Fira, at the foot of the mountain of Profitis Ilias and very close to the beaches of Perivolo and Perissa. One of the characteristics of the village is the tower of Goulas, a square tower in the northern part of the village, which was built during the period of Venetian rule, probably around the 15th century. Picturesque streets, thousands of visitors, donkeys and traditional settlements are some of what you will see in this village and they will steal your heart.