Discover the unique Santorini in October 2021
Santorini stands out from the rest of the Cyclades for its wild side. And precisely because Santoriniis filled with tourists during the summer months, we are here to suggest you to see it and enjoy Santorini in October 2021 with Santorini Tours. When tourists are less, prices are more affordable and generally the rates are more normal.
Santorini, therefore, is a favorite destination of both Greeks and foreigners who rush to visit it from every possible part of the Earth. The most famous and most photographed island of Greece, with a breathtaking view, is a diamond that stands in the middle of the endless blue and is worth a visit at least once in your life. Santorini in October 2021 is the perfect place to visit.
The sunset in Santorini in October 2021
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.
Take a walk in Santorini in October 2021
Start your walk from the Caldera to the volcano which is only 10 minutes away from the bay of Fira. The ascent to the volcano to meet its active craters takes about 20 minutes by footpath. It is worth to reach the top, to carve the black stones and to see that the sulfur still smokes and smells strongly. In Fira, the capital of the island, you can visit the Archaeological Museum.
Ancient Thira is the city of the historical times of Santorini. It is located on Mesa Vouno in a fortified position that dominates the whole island, at an altitude of 385 m. In Oia, apart from the unique sunset, you can see the Castle, the scattered windmills and the Maritime Museum. The special Naval Museum, one of the few in the Aegean, with such a rich naval history, is housed in a traditional captain’s house of the 19th century.
Easy access to Santorini in October 2021
You can access Santorini in October 2021 easily. 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.
Santorini is not just the most emblematic island of Greece. It is also the “chair” of a gastronomic cosmopolitanism. Discover its local products: barley, fava, Santorini tomato, saffron, aubergines, brandada, meletinia and of course the famous Santorini wines.
Architecture of Santorini
The traditional architecture in Santorini is integrated in the Aegean. The settlements of the island are divided into three categories: Linear (Fira, Oia, Thirasia), Advanced forts (Pyrgos, Emporio, Akrotiri) and Caves (Vothonas, Finikia, Karterados). Today, the Caldera of Santorini is one of the most valuable places in Greece. At its edge are built the most luxurious hotels, most caves, respecting the traditional architecture.
Book a tour to Thirasia
In the shadow of Santorini, Thirasia can offer the alternative to those who want authenticity, tranquility and solitude. This part, like Santorini, on the island of Strongyli, was cut off during the great eruption of 1,600 BC. and is part of the perimeter of the large caldera formed in the years after the eruption. Its geomorphology is very similar to that of Santorini, but in contrast, its tourist development remained for most of its visitors as part of the day trip of the tourist boats that depart from the port of Fira to visit the volcano in Nea and the Old Kammeni.
But the reality for those who want to really get to know the island and love it is fortunately different. So we unreservedly recommend you to steal some of your time in Santorini and visit this beautiful island even for a while not as part of your visit to the volcano, but a day dedicated exclusively to it.
Visit Wine Museum
It is the only cave museum in Greece and is located 8 meters below the ground. It has the shape of a labyrinth and a length of 300 m. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorini viticulturist since 1660. It was created by the love and passion of the Koutsogiannopoulos family for tradition and wine, which tradition continues to this day , as 4th generation. All tools, utensils and machines are authentic and rare pieces. The stages of wine production as well as all the machines are exhibited in chronological order: pruning, plowing the land, harvesting, pressing and weighing the grapes.
The rare exhibits, machines and winemaking tools, will transport the visitor to another era. At the end the visitor has the opportunity to taste four of the best wines produced today by the winery in the specially designed tasting area. In conclusion, the visitor keeps in his memory all the knowledge from his trip to the past.