Santorini is an island in the south of Aegean Sea. The popularity of the island seems to be on the rise, especially among adults-only holiday destinations in Greece. The geologic history of the volcano dwarfs makes the island’s landscape truly special. There’s no denying the uniqueness of Santorini: dazzling panoramas, colourful beaches, distinctive architecture and irresistible local food and wineries.
Santorini island is home to unique and diverse beaches. Long stretches of black, white or red sand and rectangular lagoon provide a picturesque ambience. Best beaches in Santorini are: Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos, Perivolos, Ammoudi and the Red beach. The best island’s hotels are located in Oia, Fira, Imerovigli and Firostefani villages.
There is always much to see and do in Santorini. Talking about attractions, you may get familiar with Santorini’s culture by exploring its archaeological sites, museums, amazing castles, temples or other famous places. The hiking trail from Fira to Oia reveals the island at its most spectacular. Depending on your pace the walk may take you approximately three to four hours. Santorini is the home of the wine industry, many local vineyards host tastings and visiting at least one of them is a very special thing to do. You may get a wine tour or simply enjoy a bottle of good wine while exploring the island.
When To Go
The best time to visit Santorini is spring or autumn. Crowds will be at a low and the weather will be perfectly mild. Other than that, room rates tend to get lower compared to the summer season. The island is recently getting increasingly popular from late March to early November, especially amongst those who prefer museums, sightseeing, hiking and exploring instead of long hours at the hot beach.