Santorini summer tours
Plato and some stubborn archaeologists may be right and, yes, here was the “lost Atlantis”. There are many trumps making Santorini ideal and Santorini Tours is the ideal way to explore them. Even when there are 5,000 people on the same rock to see the sunset, even then the island does not lose its energy.
From the crowds of Fira to the metaphysical breeze of Finikia and from the healing waters of Old and New Kameni to the sophisticated groups of Oia, the theatrical land hides miracles: if you walk barefoot, you will see and believe them.
Get to know the old Fira
Τhe vineyards and the top of the house, a goula (defensive tower-observatory, from the Turkish word “kulees”) belonging to the Botsi family. Even when tourism is at its peak, there are quiet, memory-filled corners, such as Frangomahalas with its mansions, Gyzis Megaro, Catholic Cathedral, Lazariston Monastery, the Dominican Monastery of the Monks and the Brothers of Mercy.
For those who seek serenity, it is ideal to take a stroll down to the quiet Kato Fira and then walk a passage from the “bouti” (low wall), the most central street of Fira, with a breathtaking view. You can use Santorini transfers in order to meet all the corners of the island.
Visit the unique excavation in Akrotiri
Akrotiri dates back to the Late Neolithic Era, 4000 BC, so it is definitely a monumental settlement and it has a lot to tell us. Fortunately, the excavations started again. The findings testify to the cosmopolitan character of the area.
The close diplomatic and commercial relations with the Mediterranean ports made Akrotiri a sturdy economic harbor, which is also reflected in eating habits: a popular delicacy was the garos, a fine fish sauce that was celebrated by Sophocles and Plato.
Also, souvlaki originates from the Aegean Sea, baked in straws in Santorini 6,500 years ago. Gastronomy has always been another advantage (dry tomatoes, white aubergines, beans: three famous local specialties).
If you would like to have a full Akrotiri private tour you need to make your reservations now!
Experience the vintage experience in its ancient vineyards
The study of DNA grapes found in Minoan jars demonstrates that Asyrtiko is an avid Mediterranean variety. The vineyard of Santorini is one of the most important of Europe – here wine tourism is in its peak, especially from mid-August onwards, when the harvest begins.
The winemakers of the island welcome us and teach us everything about Mandilaria, Mavrotragano, Aidani, Athiri and, of course, Asyrtiko.
Santorini cave houses
You will understand better if you enter one of the Santorini caves. They are not houses, they are architecture courses – even Le Corbusier put them in the eye.
Tholos, dug in the rock without foundations, the caves are carved on the vertical front of the white (volcanic matter). It is also bioclimatic: warm in winter, cool in the summer (the Theraine land has insulating properties).
Wander into a landscape of science fiction
It is not only the Caldera, the volcanic volumes, the Aegean blue and the light that is “like nowhere”. The whole of Santorini is a cinematic scenery. In Emborios, the largest village on the island, the irregular, rounded shapes of the houses remind the settlements of the “Star Wars”.
In Finikia, like another Indiana Jones, you are walking in other worlds: half-broken canvases-souvenirs of a glorious wine age, prickly pearls, infinite alleyways, faded blue and red colors, broken door and courtyard lockings all secret.
Discover four beaches-treasures
- Aspri and
- Thermi (or Christ),
enjoying them by swimming is a precious experience, away from countless umbrellas-sunbeds. In fact, you will not have difficulty finding them; ask the habitats of the island, who will clearly reveal other golden secrets.