Santorini is a small Greek island that has become one of the most popular adults-only holiday destinations in Greece. Its ancient history of volcanic activity formed the island’s dramatic landscapes of today. Once there, you will be able to enjoy everything the sea has to offer in terms of imagery and comfy beaches, not to mention the architecture of a great country and local cuisine as well as wineries.
The beaches in Santorini stand out for their unique characteristics. The black shining pebbles, the unique land formations, the black, white and red sand, make up an impressive landscape. The most popular beaches are: Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos, Perivolos, Ammoudi and the Red beach. The best places to stay in Santorini are the villages of Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani.
There are plenty of things to do and explore. As for attractions, Santorini owns several museums, archaeological sites, historic castles, imposing temples and more gems. Hike from Fira to Oia is an ideal activity for those who seek a true experience. It depends on the speed, but the journey should take you about three to four hours. Santorini is also well-known for the wine varieties and it is a must that you taste some, or even better visit one of the wineries to get a tour and an ambrosial experience. Take a bottle of delicious wine and bring someone with you to enjoy the sunset in Oia.
When To Go
The ideal time to do so would be either spring or autumn. During these seasons the weather is perfect and there aren’t as many cruise ships. On top of that, the prices are lower if compared to those you would encounter in the summer. If beach time and hot weather are not a necessity and you’re more interested in sightseeing, history, hiking, and exploring then late March, April, May, October, and early November are also great.