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Santorini, or Thera in Greek, is a truly authentic island widely recognized for its gorgeous caldera and breathtaking landscape. This crescent shape volcanic island is located in the south of the Cyclades area in the Aegean Sea and has been one of the most popular summer destinations in the world. The multicolored cave houses, turquoise water, hospitable people and delicious cuisine is what makes this volcanic island appear on everyone’s bucket list.
What to See in Santorini
The reason why Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in the world is because it has something to offer for everyone’s needs and preferences. If you prefer having a relaxed holiday sipping iced coffee by the pool while sunbathing, then Santorini is the place for you. With endless options of stunning accommodations from hotels and villas to apartments all looking like “Architectural Digest” covers. After all, this is a true summer destination made for recharging your batteries and relaxing to the maximum.
On the other hand, if you are more interested in participating in some outdoorsy activities and exploring the incredible sights and culture of this island then Santorini can offer you that as well. One of the best ways to really experience this volcanic island is to go hiking on caldera through the natural environment and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the island. Hike to the Nea Kameni volcano and learn all about the legend that claims Santorini is the lost city of Atlantis. For a more authentic island experience, you can take a donkey ride around the village through picturesque cave houses and old blue and white churches.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hop on the boat and explore neighbouring islands, such as Thirassia, and spend the day swimming in the deep blue waters of Aegean Sea. While you are there, we recommend visiting Palia Kameni, one of many surrounding smaller islands; there you can dip into the thermal waters for a natural spa time.
Leave your footprints on the red white and black sand of the island’s most popular beaches while tanning on the comfortable sunbeds with the calming waves sound in the background.
The island’s capital is Fira which is located on the very edge of the caldera, is a colourful village decorated with scenic cave houses and churches connected together with narrow cobblestone streets.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hop on the boat and explore neighbouring islands, such as Thirassia, and spend the day swimming in the deep blue waters of Aegean Sea.
The main port of Santorini is named Athinios and serves passenger ferries and cargo. There is only one passenger terminal building that is usually very crowded during the peak season and you may not find a free place to sit. We recommend you arrive at the port about 45 minutes before the departure time.
Taking the ferry from Athens to Santorini is definitely an interesting experience. While sailing to Santorini from Athens, you will encounter breathtaking views of the endless blue.
The fastest way to get to Santorini from Athens is by airplane. The trip duration is about 45 minutes. The primary airlines are RyanAir, EasyJet, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air.
By now, you must be aware that Greece is known for its tasty, mediterranean cuisine. For that, Santorini is no exception. The island cuisine is rather delicious and varies from traditional kalamari delicacies to local specialties such as tomato gefthedes (tomato fritters), fava (yellow split peas spread), “hloro tyri”- special fresh goat cheese. Also, you can’t miss the chance to try the famous saganaki- fried cheese in leafy pastry covered with honey. All this must be paired with acclaimed local wines such as Asyrtiko, Athyri and Mavrotragano.
Santorini, officially Thira and classic Greek Thera, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.