Fall in love with Santorini this Autumn
You hear Santorini and immediately the following wonderful things come to mind: magical view, volcano, picturesque alleys, unique sunsets, fava beans and delicious cuisine. September and October are warm months and are suitable for trips to Santorini with Santorini Tours which become even more enjoyable as the visitors are significantly less. And at this time of year the sea is warm for swimming and water sports, while the afternoons when the sun does not burn so much are ideal for sightseeing.
Get to know all aspects of Santorini
Santorini does not only mean caldera and sunset, it is not only for holidays. We pull the curtain, follow its paths and discover that it has unique contrasts, incomparable colors, and hospitable people. It has beautiful villages, unimaginably beautiful landscape, paths and dry stones made of petrified lava, vast vineyards, Venetian castles and Frankish ruins. It has Ancient Thira, which hangs high in the Aegean, above the blue of the sea and under the blue sky.
Akrotiri is a magical prehistoric state which was buried for centuries under the whitish silence of volcanic ash. It has the Museum of Prehistoric Thira with the elegant works of prehistoric ceramics but also with the unique murals, so delicate and free that we understand that the people of Santorini were, from the Bronze Age, in harmony with art. It has an arid but fertile ecosystem, with products unique in their kind and taste: small-fruited tomatoes, white eggplant, fava beans.
It has wines from separate, ancient varieties: Aidani, Assyrtiko, Athiri, Mavrotragano, Mantilaria. It has Finikia, one of the most untouched by mass tourism villages, which was the neighborhood of the farmers of Oia. Oia is at the eyebrow of the caldera and is characterized by the imposing captain’s houses and below them, on the cliffs, the cave houses of the crews.
See Akrotiri with Santorini Tours
You will have the opportunity to walk from the village to the Red Beach and visit the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri. The red beach, on the one hand, is really exactly what its name implies: red, impressive rocks that form steep cliffs, red sand and a deep blue sea, which also reflects such intense red. A truly extraterrestrial landscape that scientists may have encountered only on Mars, the Red Planet.
The archeological site of Akrotiri on the other hand is the most important archaeological site of the island and at the same time the most important archaeological discovery of the Eastern Mediterranean. It came to light after the systematic excavations that began in 1967 and revealed a world buried under volcanic ash, which was first inhabited around 4500 BC. and disappeared after the eruption of the volcano in 1613 B.C. There we will understand how fire froze time and we will be able to feel the life of the first civilization of Europe.
Visit Pyrgos with Santorini Tours
Pyrgos Kallistis, as it is called, is the highest village of Santorini and one of its five castles. After touring the alleys and the castle, we will start hiking on a path to the prophet Elijah, which is the highest point of the island. From this panoramic position you will be able to see the island from end to end, as well as the islands of Nea and old Kameni, Thirasia and even the summits of the mountains of Crete. You can have a tour to the villages of Santorini with us.
From there you will continue the path to Ancient Thira, the ancient city located at the top of Mesa Vouno in Santorini. The city was founded in the 8th century BC. from the Lacedaemonians and was inhabited until the early Byzantine times. In its current form it has strong elements of the Hellenistic and Roman eras, given that due to the continuous habitation there are not many traces left from the first centuries of existence of the city. In its current form it has strong elements of the Hellenistic and Roman eras, given that due to the continuous habitation there are not many traces left from the first centuries of existence of the city.
Sit down for a morning coffee at the caldera
And after you get enough of the view from above, you can start going down the 587 cobbled stairs to the old port of Fira. The small port of Fira is located 900 feet below the town of Fira and just below the caldera. The view during the descent is amazing, as you can observe the island from another angle.
Hiking on a stunning route from Fira to Oia
Words cannot describe the uniqueness of this route, since for the most part you will walk on the edge of the caldera through alleys, paths and streets, you will get to know the great architecture of Santorini, combined with the awe that one feels when one realizes how this unique beauty of Santorini .When you reach the traditional settlement of Oia with the captain’s houses, built on standards of neoclassical architecture, the cave houses with the painted walls and the colorful doors and windows, you can sit for food and coffee. So, you can enjoy this unique architecture and the colors of the sunset, when blue becomes orange and orange red.