The trip to Santorini is a true exploration of the senses. It is so intense that none of those who visited it for the first time can deny that their heart did not beat faster. Thousands of myths and legends have been born in this deep sea, in these wild rocks that come from the same mysterious source: the volcano.
Explore Fira and the surrounding area in October 2023
Start your first day of vacation in Santorini from the capital, Fira. After a wonderful breakfast in the caldera, start a visit to the Museum of Prehistoric Thira exploring the ancient history of the island.
Wander the quaint cobbled streets, browsing the unique clothing boutiques, charming cafes and local galleries showcasing local art. Don’t forget to visit the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, a stunning symbol of Santorini’s religious heritage.
At noon you can enjoy a traditional Greek meal in one of the local taverns. Enjoy the hot springs up close and admire the volcanic landscape of the island. End the day by dining on board with seafood delicacies and local delicacies or in Fira enjoying the panoramic view of the caldera.
Wine tasting in October 2023
On the second day of your vacation you can dedicate it to tasting, getting to know the wonderful wines of Santorini up close. Visit a traditional winery such as Santo Wines or Domaine Sigalas. Explore the world’s only “bottle” shaped vineyards and see the unique winemaking process, enjoying the distinctive wines of Santorini.
You can also book a cooking class at a nearby local farm, learning how to prepare traditional Greek dishes with local ingredients. Enjoy the local cuisine including the famous tomato meatballs, fava beans, garlic pasta and plenty of fresh fish.
For years, specialized companies have been working with wineries by organizing wine tours, where you will have a group or private tour of the wineries and vineyards, wine tasting and tasting. There are also special programs for newlyweds. You can also take an organized tour of the island’s attractions and archaeological sites.
Today on the island there are more than 10 wineries that cultivate about 40 different varieties. Some of the most famous are: Aidani, Assyrtiko, Athiri, Liatiko and Mandilaria. The wineries keep the traditional winemaking method to this day, aiming for quality.
The best-known labels of Santorini are Nykteri, a dry, white aged wine of the Assyrtiko variety and the delightful, intoxicating Vinsanto with its intense sweet taste. The unique taste and aroma of Santorini’s wines brought them to the forefront of the international wine tasting community.
Discover the south of Santorini in October 2023
On the third day explore the archaeological site of Akrotiri, often referred to as the ‘Greek Pompeii’. From there you can visit the famous Red Beach and relax on the unique red sand while taking a dip in the crystal clear waters
After a meal near the sea, visit the Akrotiri Lighthouse, a perfect spot to take amazing photos in the Aegean. Then head to the charming village of Pyrgos for a stroll through its narrow streets and a visit to the ruins of Kastelli Castle on top of the hill.
Finish your day in the beach town of Perissa, where you can enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of the many beachside restaurants
Experience the magic of the sunset in Oia in October 2023
Save the best for last, a visit to the enchanting village of Oia. Spend the day exploring the art galleries, boutiques and iconic blue-domed churches that dot the village.
Enjoy a leisurely meal in a restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. After lunch, hike the trail from Oia to the nearby town of Phoenicia, known for its colorful houses and peaceful atmosphere. As evening approaches, head to a spot to watch one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world. you can enjoy the sunset on board, in the company of a glass of Assyrtian wine and seafood
This four-day stay combines a bit of history, gastronomy, relaxation and natural beauty, making the most of all that Santorini has to offer. Every day you will discover something new and especially if you try to take a boat trip you will get to know hidden aspects of the island that are not easily accessible to the public. It is certain that you will have a wonderful and peaceful stay on the island.
Fira – Oia
Walking on the rim of the caldera on one of the most impressive routes in the Aegean. The total distance is 9 km and the images one enjoys are forever in the memory. The cobbled path passes Firostefani, the monastery of Agios Nikolaos, Imerovigli with Skaros, Prophet Ilias.
It is worth stopping at the pass with the panoramic view towards the western and eastern sides of Santorini. Then you will climb the Black Mountain which has the small church of the Cross at the top, and you will end up in Oia.
Prophet Elias – Ancient Thera
It is an easy 45′ path that offers views from above to Perissa, Kamari and the surrounding Cycladic islands. It starts from the monastery of Prophet Ilias, above the Tower.