You wonder how to spend 24 hours in Santorini 2023? Santorini, built at the southern end of the Cyclades complex, with its aura bringing spring smells and aromas from the Aegean sea, with cobbled streets and traditional houses with domes and arches, picturesque churches and great archaeological sites, with excellent nightlife and gastronomy, was, is and will remain the island you will fall in love with at first sight.
With a flight from Athens early in the morning, after about 45 minutes, you will land at the airport of Santorini, where from the first moment, the frame of endless blue with a white background will begin to unfold in front of you. Make sure, in case you decide to travel by plane, that you make a reservation several days in advance for a means of transport, so that you can explore this impressive island at your comfort.
You must have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are not convinced yet, we guarantee you with absolute certainty that a morning with a view of the endless blue of the sky and the sea will give you the necessary energy and mental supplies for the rest of the day. So start your day at one of the many remarkable Brunch Restaurants, either in Fira or Imerovigli and get energy for the rest of the day.
For a morning swim, you can initially start from the beautiful beach of Perissa, which stretches across the southeastern part of the island. The beach of Perissa is an organized seaside resort with a lot of tourist traffic, known for its fine black sand.
You have to visit Red Beach. This charming beach will seduce you with its wild beauty. The black pebbles and wild rocks combined with the red sand make up a landscape of special beauty, reminding you that this island was created by volcanic eruptions. Alternatively, you can choose the equally beautiful beach at Kamari, which is a modern tourist resort with a cosmopolitan character, where the wide sandy beach is its main and beautiful feature.
Time to eat! You should have lunch at Pyrgos. It is a traditional village, attraction for many tourists, built amphitheatrically on a hill, with an amazing view. The area has several restaurants or taverns to choose from and the prices are affordable. Don’t miss to try Santorini fava beans, tomato meatballs, garlic pasta and white eggplants. Santorini’s winemaking tradition is remarkable, so be sure to accompany your food with some traditional wine.
Wander around the capital of the Island, Fira. It stretches along the rim of the Caldera, offering a magnificent view of Nea and old Kameni. The picturesque alleys of the area, the white churches with the blue dome that coexist harmoniously in the landscape and the traditional houses with domes and arches compose a unique architectural ornament that causes the admiration of every visitor. The area of Fira has numerous businesses that can meet the needs and tastes of the most demanding customer. All you have to do is relax and let the numerous alleyways take you around the beautiful Caldera.
Then, if you walk about 10 minutes following the “eyebrow” of the Caldera you will find yourself first in Firostefani and then in Imerovigli. These are two of the most beautiful natural “balconies” of the island, with the white houses with the special Theraic architecture being built amphitheatrically, many times on the edge of the cliff, and lending a distinct tone to the canvas called Santorini.
And somewhere around here the thousand-year-old and much-discussed sunset of Santorini is approaching. Words are superfluous in front of the sight of such a spectacle and all that can be said is that the sunset in Santorini offers unique emotions to visitors and completes with an emphatic tone the natural beauty of the Cycladic island.
Head to the northwestern tip of Santorini where the beautiful and famous Oia is located and more specifically to the Castle where you will have the opportunity to enjoy this unique sunset experience. If, in fact, you are one of the lucky ones who have the time, the ability and the money to travel this summer, then the experience will be extremely unique, since in previous years the number of tourists at this particular point is so large that it may be difficult the romantic atmosphere.
What is certain is that with or without crowds the result is still the same. As the sun sets in the Aegean, a pandemonium of colors that the human mind cannot comprehend begins to appear in the sky. Orange, purple, red and yellow make up a colorful palette in the sky that combined with the volcanic scenery turn Santorini into a work of art that has inspired hundreds of artists and non-artists around the world!
To end the day, the options you have are many, since Santorini is a cosmopolitan island with a particularly intense nightlife. First, for your dinner you can choose traditional taverns or gourmet restaurants that cover all tastes and all age ranges. Then, as it begins to get dark, there are many options for your night entertainment from romantic bars with a selected music genre (jazz, blues, ethnic, etc.), to Cocktail Bars with an incredible view of the Caldera, built literally on the edge of the cliff 300 meters above from the surface of the sea, to enjoy your favorite cocktail or drink.
By following these steps you can see Santorini in 24 hours. And don’t forget you can take a Santorini personalized private tour in order to see the beauty of the island in a few hours!