Discover the beauty of Santorini in 2021
Santorini is considered the most romantic destination in Greece and we provide Santorini Private Tours because we know Santorini by heart. After all, you do not often find white majestic states built on the edge of the cliff, with picturesque villages, cobbled alleys and impressive churches bathed in light. Couples in love come every year to the volcanic island of Santorini.
Santorini is located in the southernmost point of the Cyclades and is essentially a complex of islands consisting of the islands of Thira, Thirasia, Aspronisi, Palea and Nea Kameni. Santorini proudly spreads its beauty on the wild rock, ignoring the threat of the volcano and over the last part of the lost world of Atlantis. 80.000 years before the island of Santorini was born, when the first eruption of the volcano created Stroggili.
The island was born from a destruction. The Columbus volcano sank, releasing the forces it held in its bowels, and left behind, when the ashes settled, the most beautiful rock on Earth. The elements of nature, fire, water and air conspired to create a unique meeting point for the blue of the sea and the blue of the sky. Nature was in a great mood, on the day when the sunlight welcomed Santorini.
The settlement of Oia in Santorini is the first preserved traditional settlement in Greece, with houses dug into the rock. Thousands of visitors from Greece and around the world arrive every summer in Oia to enjoy the unique beauty and the stunning view of the caldera and the games of colors. It is worth visiting the Maritime Museum and the traditional settlement of Finikia which is only 1.5 km away. Santorini is famous all over the world for its dream sunset. In the Caldera, in the West of the Sun, every day many people gather to see the sun disappear in the endless blue of the Aegean, having the wonderful yellow-red colors of the sun. Do not miss it!
Swim in the two bays of Ammoudi, descending 214 steps, and Armeni. Also the beaches of Baxedes and Kouloumpos are only about 3 km and are located on the outside of the island. Oia is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. In its picturesque streets you will find many shops for shopping, luxury restaurants and cafes and quiet bars all with unique sea views. You can stay in traditional houses built in caves and newly built apartments that followed the rock line offering idyllic accommodation and great view.
Firostefani is the area between Imerovigli and Fira, from here you can have amazing sunsets. The small square in Firostefani is filled early in the afternoon with a crowd of tourists of all nationalities. There are plenty of cafes and bars on the west side. There you can enjoy Greek music in Santorini. There are many restaurants and snack bars but also more sophisticated and trendy places of entertainment and leisure. Firostefani is not as quiet as Imerovigli or noisy as Fira. In fact, it is an ideal location, because it is located between Fira and Imerovigli, which have essentially merged, each with its own style.
Accommodation in Firostefani is chosen by those who love the movement and the intense life of Fira, but at the same time want peace. In the clubs and restaurants of Fira, you can walk, short distances in about 10 minutes. Car use is not recommended due to traffic and parking difficulties at the entrance to the city. Here you will find some interesting restored mansions and several hotels and accommodation. Firostefani is a place for all budgets and tastes.
Imerovigli is one of the most famous resorts of Santorini, a few kilometers from Fira and they are almost united and are a continuation of the island’s capital. Imerovigli is relatively quieter and more suitable for accommodation for those who love tranquility. There are several accommodations and hotels as well as shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. The view is magnificent as in Oia and Fira. The castle of Skaros In Imerovigli, as in the whole of Santorini, there are many churches and chapels. The church of Theoskepasti is one of the most interesting, it is built on the edge of a rock in front of the rock of Skaros.
Another interesting church is that of the Panayia of Malta which took its name, according to tradition from an image found in the sea near Malta, on a trip from Santorini to Malta to transport wine. The captain of the ship, driven by the dreams of the Virgin Mary, took the image from the sea and brought it to Imerovigli, where the church was built. The wooden iconostasis has scenes from the Old Testament. The original church was built in the 19th century, but was destroyed by the earthquake of 1956 and a new church was built on the site.
Kamari is an important tourist resort of Santorini, close to the airport on the east side of the island with plenty of greenery, eucalyptus and tamarisk and a vast sandy beach with black pebbles. Just above Kamari is the archeological site of Ancient Thira, in Mesa Vouno. You can enjoy your swim in the beautiful beach that extends to Monolithos. The sea is ideal for windsurfing. You will find hotels, rooms to let and camping, as well as along the beach there are restaurants, cafes, bars, discos and clubs with Greek music, shopping malls, bakeries, supermarkets, ATMs and a Health Center.
Visit the village Up Corner
It is located 8 km from Fira and is close to the village Pyrgos. It is a small village built amphitheatrically on a slope. It has beautiful churches, mansions and houses, several of which retain their traditional architecture. You will enjoy the best view from Agios Charalambos. The church of Agios Charalambos is said to have been founded in 1705. The monastery was dissolved in 1833 along with many other male monasteries.
The following year the church was ceded to the Municipality of Kallisti. In 1893 another church was demolished and built, in the type of a three-aisled basilica with a dome and a three-aisled sanctuary. After the earthquake of 1926, it was also demolished. The parish committee decided to establish in 1941 on the outskirts of the village, at the point where we see it today, the third church of Agios Charalambos.
Book a tour to the volcano
You have the opportunity to discover Nea Kameni, the Hot Waters, as well as the picturesque island of Thirassia. See the craters of the Volcano and be informed about all its activity. Visit the island of Palea Kameni and the thermal Hot Waters. Do not forget to take a walk on the picturesque island of Thirasia, so book a tour!
The lost Atlantis of Plato, with which Santorini is connected, may never be found, but Santorini exists and is a destination that everyone should visit once in their lifetime. There is no tourist guide on the planet who does not agree with this. On one side Akrotiri, on the other Oia and in the middle Fira. Firostefani, Imerovigli, Skaros. With the cave houses, you can not understand if they go down or up the vertical rock, from where one can touch the sun. And enjoy at the end of each day the mystagogy of the sunset. Trust us and book a private tour to see Santorini now!
Read more about Santorini Tours:
- Santorini Sightseeing Private Tour
- Exclusive Shore Santorini Private Tour
- Impressive Caldera Santorini Private Tour
- South Part Santorini Private Tour
- North Part Santorini Private Tour
- Santorini Historical Private Tour
- Santorini Sunset Private Tour