Six Things You Should Not Do In Santorini!
Santorini is not just the most beautiful island of Greece, it is the most beautiful of all the world! However, the most important is to have a great time, and that can be achieved without spending a fortune. Follow my tips!
In the following article I pinpoint the 6 most common mistakes, that you should try to avoid!
1 Do not go to the famous Santorini Sunset
All tourists are flocking to take a seat in the castle of Saint Nicholas, with their cameras in their hands, trying to capture every moment, losing however, the precious feeling of the sunset.
Relax! The main purpose is to have a romantic and peaceful time, under the gentle sunlight that sets, otherwise its meaningless!
There are so many places with magnificent and equally spectacular views of the Santorini sunset, apart from Oia. The chapel of Saint John, Pharos, the Baxedes area and the chapel of Saint Lia, in Finikia. Also in Imerovigli, Skaros and Fira, at the old mines, the view is dreamy!
2 Do not go to the famous Santorini beach
The beach with black sand is not unjustified one of the best beaches of Santorini, but it is usually flooded with people and you cannot even cross it, or enjoy it.
Swimming is a moment of pleasure. You should prefer beaches with less people such as Kouloumbou beach or Vlychada, which have the same lunar landscape with black sands and black-red pebbles.
3 Do not try the most famous Santorini cuisine
The most famous local dishes of Santorini are the tomato balls, the fava, the garlic pasta and the fresh seafood!
The island’s food can be for either economical standard, as long as you pay attention in which tavern you will have your meal or dinner. In many cases, people have been fooled of tourist traps and have eaten an indifferent dish, but paid a fortune. There are many taverns with traditional Santorini cuisine, at very economical prices.
4 Do not taste the most famous Santorini Wines
Santorini produces many famous wines, including the Boutari and Gavala vineyard. Of course prices on liquor stores are overpriced, so I would suggest you visit one of the wineries through a Santorini tour to learn about the vineyards and of course to buy at a much better price the wines you prefer and you have already tried free of charge at the vineyard. See our Santorini South Part Private Tour.
The Wine Tourism Cooperative Union, SantoWines, is located at the centre of Santorini, on the edge of the caldera and offers a unique opportunity to visit and taste most of the fine wines while admiring the beautiful sunset under the imposing view of the volcano.
5 Do not go to the most famous Santorini destination
The truth is that all the islands of Greece, not only Santorini, cannot have just one favourite landscape. We certainly do not get to visit everything we want, but everything is worth it and every single place has its own beauty and peculiarity.
If you limit your visit only in Fira and Oia as they are said to be the most cosmopolitan places in Santorini, this will prevent you from enjoying the other villages and settlements of Santorini, which have their own beauty that fulfils this wonderful island.
You can rent a Santorini Taxi and visit as many places as you want. I would suggest beautiful places like Imerovigli, Megalochori, Pyrgos and Emporio, or you could even go for sightseeing to meet the ancient civilization of Santorini with a Santorini tour. See our Santorini Historical Private Tour.
6 Do not hang out to the famous nightlife
Too many bars, and pubs for every taste! In every settlement you will hear about the most famous one and where most people gather. But, why not make the difference and visit a more chill out bar! Vacations, are a chance to escape from intense rhythms and have fun…
A more special suggestion is to go to a particularly beautiful cinema or just have a drink in Cine Camari‘s beautifully landscaped ground. This place is majestic! See our Santorini North Part Private Tour.
Nothing is missing out of the imposing beauty of Santorini. I hope you take into consideration my advice and have your best holiday ever, at an island which is regarded as a relatively expensive summer destination.