9 reasons to visit Santorini in 2021
We do not need to say much about the beauty of Santorini. In Santorini Private Tours we know every corner of Santorini and we can guide you anywhere in the island. It is no coincidence that it is considered as the most beautiful island in the Aegean.
Santorini has its caldera, its caves, its prehistoric settlement, its picturesque streets. Also, there are swimming pools that flow on the cliffs, Skaros, Imerovigli, its unique wines and the famous tomatoes. There are 9 reasons to visit Santorini in 2021.
1. Easy access
Access to Santorini is easy. Numerous flights from all over the world arrive daily at Santorini International Airport, while you can book a direct flight from Athens and Thessaloniki with many airlines. Also, the port of Santorini has a regular, daily connection with Piraeus, Crete and most of the islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, if you prefer to travel by boat.
2. The sunset
Sunset in Santorini is famous all over the world. As the sun sets in the Aegean Sea, from the northern end of the island, in the castle of Oia, so many colors are created on the horizon that no one could have imagined that they could result from the dip of the sun in the sea. Enjoy the sunset and the unique view of the Caldera, while drinking a wonderful cocktail.
It is the place that has been advertised more than any other on the island. Picturesque as it goes, but with thousands of tourists who admired it ecstatically every time the sun goes down. In Oia you will of course go to see the sunset and you will take photos and videos.
3. The beaches
Beaches black, red, white, if not for all tastes at least Santorini has beaches for all colors. However, the usually black beaches of Santorini are a really impressive spectacle. The rare beaches of Santorini are attractions. Most beaches have pebbles and only a few have sand.
Black sand dominates in Santorini in 2021. In most of the beaches of the island you will find black sand, which has naturally come from the volcano. Perissa, Perivolos, Kamari, Monolithos, look more or less like each other.
The first two are the most famous on the island, with Perivolos being a hangout for young people. There you will find many beach bars, sunbeds, music and parties from morning to night. On the contrary, in Kamari and Monolithos you will see several families and small children. The red beach is breathtaking. This is a really impressive setting. A huge red rock and orange sand full of sunbeds. It is worth visiting Santorini in 2021.
Santorini is not just the most emblematic island of Greece. It is also the seat of a gastronomic cosmopolitanism. Discover its local products: barley, fava, santorini tomato, saffron, aubergines, brandada, meletini and of course the famous santorini wines. On the island you will find from very expensive restaurants, to small economical taverns. Therefore, you judge according to your budget.
5. The volcano
The boats that make excursions to the volcano usually start from Gialos below Fira (old port), Athinios (new port) and Ammoudi, below Oia. If you want to do something different from the usual, you can book a Santorini personalized tour of the island of Nea Kameni and see up close the crater that once destroyed the culture of the island.
You will first go to Nea Kameni where you can walk to the crater of the volcano. During this trip you will have the opportunity to swim from there in the direction of the old port of Fira.
6. Sights & Religious monuments Santorini in 2021
In Santorini there are at least 600 churches and chapels, many of them built after the earthquake of 1956. The 50 are dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is worth visiting the Museum of Prehistoric Thira, Ancient Thira, the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri and the Industrial Tomato Museum in Vlychada.
7. Hiking on the trails
There are two beautiful paths, one from the side of the Caldera to the traditional and unique village of Oia and the second path to the picturesque village of Pyrgos. Both are a real treat for walkers. The first route starts from Fira and the famous Caldera. The second route starts from Pyrgos square, from where you can take the old path.
8. Night out in Santorini
The heart of Santorini beats in Fira. The capital of the island is the place where you will spend almost all your evenings. You will get lost in its alleys, you will buy local products, you will eat, drink and take the best photos overlooking the Aegean in Santorini in 2021.
The night is big in Santorini. From the moment the sun sets, the island acquires another look, a little more playful, a little more fun. So, in Fira, where, as we said, the heart of Santorini beats you will go out for a night out and have a good time either with your partner or with your friends in 2021.
9. Try the famous Vinsanto wine
Vinsanto is no coincidence that it is one of the most famous wines in the world. Santorini and its volcanic soil make the wine produced here unique. A visit to the wineries in Pyrgos is a must tour, in order to see up close how the wine is produced, but of course to try some of the local varieties. Those are the 9 reasons to visit Santorini in 2021.