With Santorini Private Tours you can explore Santorini and experience the magic of the island. Famous for its magnificent caldera, volcano and romantic sunset, Santorini is considered one of the top places to visit in the world. Built on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer wonderful views of the Aegean Sea and the sunken volcano.
Sights in Santorini
The star of Santorini, the beautiful village of Oia, is the ultimate sight of Santorini, full of white houses and vaulted churches that fall above the edge of the caldera. It is one of the most enchanting places on Earth, with the renovated white houses on the edge of the crater and the impressive sunsets. Santorini sunset is probably the most famous in the world. The sunset is beautiful from every part of the island, but the sunset in Oia is the best. Book a sunset tour and enjoy your stay in Santorini.
Do not miss the opporunity to visit Akrotiri, perhaps the most important archeological site of the Cyclades. This city was one of the most important cities in the Aegean Sea until a volcanic eruption destroyed it in the 17th century BC. Volcanic material saved the buildings and their contents.
The island of Nea Kameni in the middle of the flooded caldera, is one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet. It is also one of the suggested cities as the lost city of Atlantis. The eruption that destroyed most of Santorini 3,600 years ago created a tsunami that reached as far as Turkey and probably wiped out the Minoan Civilization. The Museum of Prehistoric Thira is located in Fira and has findings from prehistoric times that have been excavated from Akrotiri, Ancient Thira and other areas of Santorini.
Beaches in Santorini
The beaches of Santorini are very different from other beaches in Greece due to their special features of the ground. Red and black volcanic pebbles fill the shores of Santorini and the steep cliffs offer a picturesque atmosphere. Red beach is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches of Santorini. It has black and red volcanic pebbles and hot water.
The seaside resort of Kamari is located on the south side of the island, next to Perissa, with a huge rock called Mesa Vouno between them. Perissa is a tourist resort that hosts a lot of people in the summer. Impressive and well organized, the beach of Perissa has black sand. The ruins of Ancient Thira are very close to Perissa. Agios Georgios is a popular beach, just 3 km from Perissa, in the southern part of Santorini. Agios Georgios is one of the most touristic beaches of Santorini, while it has black pebbles and is organized.
Perivolos is the largest black sand beach of Santorini. and an organized tourist resort with many hotels, taverns and beach bars. The bay right next to the beach of Erythra is known as the white beach. It is similar to Kokkini beach, with black pebbles on the shore, but the surrounding slopes are white. Book a private personalized tour and explore all the beaches in Santorini!
Food in Santorini
In the traditional cuisine of Santorini we can distinguish the following dishes and products. Fava is an old traditional dish that can be served in many different ways, depending on the season. What makes Santorini Fava special is the taste of the fava beans produced on the island. Dried capers are products of the island that are often used in salads.
The tomato balls are very fragrant and tasty. This delicious Santorini dish is made with herbs, tomatoes and butter and it is suitable for vegans, because it doesn’t contain meat. It really is the special dish of the island, along with the fava. Also. Santorini cheese is a fresh cheese produced by the women of Santorini and it is not easy to find anymore.
Wine tasting in Santorini
Santorini has the best wine in Grrece. Assyrtiko, which is about 80% of the island’s production, is widely cultivated throughout Greece. High acidity and freshness are the characteristics of wines produced with this variety. The white variety Athiri is mainly used for mixing with assyrtiko and produces wine with high alcohol percentage. Aidani, with its intense aroma, is used together with the assyrtiko to give extra flavor to Vinsanto.
Vinsanto is a wine with a rich golden color and excellent flavor, which is achieved thanks to the many years of maturation and aging with the bottle and the ripe and dried from the sun white grapes from which it is made. Mavrotragano is a red variety that is native to the Cyclades, while it is rich in phenols.
Fun activities for you and your friends
In addition to museums, galleries and cultural events, Fira is the commercial center of the island while offering endless options in food, nightlife and entertainment. Fira is also the center of the island’s nightlife, with many bars and clubs, for endless fun over the volcano. And of course there is a huge selection of restaurants and taverns where you can enjoy your dinner accompanied by the wonderful local wine, Vinsanto.
The options for entertainment in Santorini are plenty and the night is long. Most of the bars and nightclubs of Santorini are located in the capital of the island, Fira and in the most beautiful area of the island, Oia. Also, there are many clubs and pubs in Kamari and Perissa. The nightlife in Santorini does not end even at 5 in the morning, that is, when the bars and clubs close, as at that time the people gather in the central square for a souvlaki.