Santorini or Thira, is the most famous island in the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades. It is one of the most famous tourist centers in the world, as it is famous for its sunset, the beaches with red and black pebbles, the caldera and its wine. You can discover every corner of Santorini 2022 with Santorini Tours.
Although Oia in Santorini is known for its sunset, it would be good to avoid it at that time as it is usually very crowded. Alternatively if you want to discover this side of the island you can start from the bottom, from the bay to Ammoudi. At the end the rocks end in a small cove from where you can enjoy swimming in the Caldera and go swimming to the church of Agios Nikolaos for diving.
Santorini together with Milos, Methana and Nisyros are still an active volcano and one of the few in the world whose crater is located in the sea. Besides, this island complex was created due to the intense volcanic activity and according to the mythology it emerged from the sea. Here are the main reasons to come to Santorini 2022.
See one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world in Santorini 2022
Santorini is famous around the world for its sunset. Many couples flock to the island in order to enjoy it. There are a lot of people at sunset, but it is definitely worth it. The most famous place that gathers the most people is the Castle of Oia. But for those who are not fans of chatter, there are more secluded places that we recommend so you can enjoy it in peace.
In Pyrgos, which is one of the villages that you should definitely visit due to its incomparable beauty, there is one of the most famous cafe-bars of Santorini and offers wonderful cocktails you can enjoy the sunset from the highest point of the island.
It is an experience that will be unforgettable! Another option is to see the sunset from Akrotiri, which is further away and quieter than Oia. In addition, for a more colorful sunset you can visit the beach of Vlychada, as its volcanic landscape changes colors at sunset. For those who choose the closest destinations, there are Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli.
Try Santorini wine in a wine tour, one of the most delicious in Greece
Santorini is very popular for its wine, especially for white. The volcanic soil of the island favors the vinification of wines with a special aroma and special personality, which of course are reflected in the taste. Vinsanto offers more than 50 varieties with the best of them.
Other famous varieties that are worth trying are Athiri, Aidani, Mantilaria and Mavrotragano. There are about 13 vineyards that host for a small fee tasting wines and local food flavors that combine perfectly with the wine. Some wineries even function as museums, for the most theoretical and knowledgeable winemakers. So, enjoy a Santorini wine tour with us and take advantage of the opportunity to taste fine wines while admiring the sunset and the view of the volcano and the caldera.
Have a unique experience exploring Santorini’s villages
The most special and special experience that the island offers is the famous caldera which is the only habitable in the world. Arrange to see the volcano of the island up close. Of course, it is very hot and has a special smell due to the sulfur, but this makes it an even more intense travel experience. You can see parts of the active volcano that have split from the island to emerge at the other end of the Caldera, these are the islands of Palea and Nea Kameni.
Every day from the port of Fira depart boats for the volcano and the neighboring island of Thirasia which are worth boarding as it is a unique experience, to be above an active volcano. You will be as close as possible to the heart of the Atlantis legend. Of course, if you can not stand the heat and the sun, it is better to stay to admire the Caldera from a cafe on the island.
The capital of the island is Fira, which are built on the Caldera, 260 meters above sea level and have a wonderful view of the clear blue waters of the Aegean. Also, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia stretch along the caldera and will enchant you, each in its own unique way. The settlement of Oia is the first in Greece that was judged to be preserved, as it looks like a work of art, which is natural and has no human intervention, since its rocks were sculpted and carved in a unique way from the lava of the volcano.
In the village of Akrotiri, which is about 10 km from Fira, there is the most important discovery of the Eastern Mediterranean that concerns the prehistoric settlement that was first inhabited in 4500 BC. Pyrgos is a jewel and attraction village for many tourists who seek tranquility and natural beauty. It is 5-10 minutes from Fira and is the most beloved village of the island, as in 1800 it was the capital of Santorini and to this day retains the glamor of the past. The highest peak of the island is located in this village, in the church of Profitis Ilias, from where you can see the most beautiful view of the island and the sunset.
Still, Megalochori seems like a painting with its sculpted rocky houses and incredible tranquility. There are also many wineries that you can visit. You can also visit the windmills on the hill of Gavriilos which, especially at night with shaving, seem extremely romantic.