Santorini or Thira, is the most famous island in the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades and you can enjoy Santorini Private Tours with us. Santorini 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. Here are the main reasons to visit Santorini in Summer 2021.
You will see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world
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.
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 nearest destinations, there are Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli.
You will try Santorini wine, one of the most delicious in Greece
Santorini is especially 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. You can book a Santorini Wine Tour with Santorini Private Tours.
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.
You will live a unique experience exploring the island
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.
You will swim on its colorful beaches
Santorini offers unique beaches, which you will definitely not have the opportunity to see anywhere else in Greece. It is not the island you will go to for its turquoise waters, but your baths will have the magic of the volcano. All the beaches have a special character with red, black and white sand, colored pebbles and sculpted rocks by the salt and wind.
The red beach
The red beach is located very close to the archeological site of Akrotiri. Of course, it requires a two-minute descent which is definitely worth it to meet the color combination of red, white and black on its rocks as well as the dark blue of its waters. You can also visit it by boat from Akrotiri. It is the most famous beach of the island and that is why you will rarely find it quiet, unless you visit it very early in the morning, but it is worth visiting because of its uniqueness.
Black sand beaches
Perissa, 13 km from Fira and is easily accessible by car or bus. The landscape combines black volcanic lava with the sandy seabed and the deep blue of the waters. It is an impressive setting as the beach of Perissa is one of the largest and most famous of Santorini and is one of the most characteristic due to its morphology for a volcanic island. The beach is organized with sunbeds and beach bar and has received a blue flag.
Kamari beach located in the seaside village of Kamari is 10 km from Fira. It is one of the largest and best on the island, with the black sand making the perfect contrast with the turquoise waters of its sea. The beach has also been awarded a Blue Flag and is easily accessible by public transport or by car as it also provides ample parking. You can also visit the beaches of Perivolo and Monolitho which also have black sand.
It is more reminiscent of Milos and not so much Santorini but it is one of the most beautiful and famous on the island. It is only accessible by sea but it is really worth it.
You will spend perfect nights overlooking the Aegean
From the moment the sun sets and then, the island transforms from a classic and romantic to a more fun version. In Santorini you can find everything you really want, from relaxed bars overlooking the Aegean Sea and cocktail bars to clubs that operate until sunrise or even rock bars. In Fira, the heart of Santorini beats and there you can find everything you need.
Santorini, which according to mythology emerged from the water and according to some is the “lost Atlantis” is there waiting to explore it, discover new places and facts about it and love it for its uniqueness. Its white-blue Cycladic houses, in combination with the colors of its sunset, create a fairytale idyllic image taken from a movie.
It is perhaps one of the few times that the photographs one can take are nothing in front of what the human eye and mind can perceive. So stand in front of a beautiful view and enjoy the moment, looking at one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world!